Journal Communications’ 14 TV stations brought in $29.5 million during the first quarter, a 7.5% increase compared to the $27.5 million in revenue from the same period last year.
Journal’s TV stations saw increases in both local and national advertising during the first quarter this year. Thanks to an increase in automotive advertising, core local advertising was up 2.6%. And core national advertising increased 18.1% due to an influx of communications and financial advertising.
Political advertising was also up for the quarter: $1.2 million compared to $0.8 million last year.