SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

Fisher Communications, Inc.

November 05, 2009 09:00 ET

Fisher Communications, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

2009 Third Quarter Summary

--  Net loss per diluted share was $0.46, compared to net income per
    diluted share of $3.41 in the third quarter of 2008. These results
    included a $2.6 million after-tax loss related to the Fisher Plaza fire
    in the third quarter of 2009 and a $31.8 million after-tax gain on
    Safeco shares during the third quarter of 2008.

--  Net revenue decreased 18% to $34.5 million, compared to $42.3 million
    in the third quarter of 2008.

--  Television revenue decreased 8% in the third quarter of 2009 compared
    with the same period last year, reflecting continued weakness in
    advertising during the quarter due to the challenging macro-economic
    environment and a $4.2 million decline in political spending compared
    to the third quarter of 2008, partially offset by a 466% increase in
    retransmission revenue.  Net advertising revenue decreased 25% in the
    third quarter of 2009 compared to the same period last year.

        - Key advertising categories continued to experience significant
          declines from the third quarter of 2008, including automotive
          (down 31%), retail (down 26%), and professional services (down
          4%).
        - Internet advertising revenue increased 3% to $489,000, compared
          to $474,000 in the third quarter of 2008.
        - Television operating expenses decreased 3%, from $25.2 million in
          the third quarter of 2008, to $24.5 million in the third quarter
          of 2009, reflecting the benefit of cost-saving measures
          implemented in 2009, which included reductions in workforce
          across the Company and the suspension of the Company's 401(k)
          match.
        - The Company and American Broadcasting Company, Inc. agreed to
          terms for a 5-year renewal of the network affiliation between the
          ABC Television Network and the Company's television stations,
          KOMO-TV in Seattle, Washington and KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon,
          effective September 1, 2009.
        - The Company signed an agreement for its Pocatello, Idaho
          television station KXPI, to broadcast programming from
          MyNetworkTV in the Idaho Falls-Pocatello television market.

--  Radio revenue decreased 49% in the third quarter compared to the third
    quarter of 2008. Excluding the financial impact of the Seattle Mariners
    broadcast contract in 2008, radio revenue declined 21% over the same
    period.

--  The Company began aggressively implementing its "broadcast to broadband
    initiative."  Fisher launched a network of 44 hyperlocal neighborhood
    Web sites in the Seattle market, increasing local content offerings,
    including KOMO-TV's valuable content, and expanding advertising
    opportunities for local businesses.

Fisher Plaza Electrical Fire

On July 2, 2009, an electrical fire contained within a garage level equipment room of the east building of Fisher Plaza disrupted city-supplied electrical service to that building. A third-party investigation concluded that the fire appears to have been caused by a malfunction of bus duct equipment manufactured by a third party. The Company currently expects that all final repairs and equipment replacement will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The Company has incurred approximately $6.8 million in remediation and equipment replacement costs related to the Plaza fire, comprised of remediation expenses of $3.2 million, capital expenditures of $2.1 million and the loss on fixed assets destroyed by the fire of $1.5 million. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the Company is recording the Plaza fire expenses as incurred and is recording insurance reimbursements within operating results in the period the reimbursements are considered probable and certain. Insurance reimbursements of approximately $725,000 were recorded in the third quarter of 2009.

The Company currently anticipates recording approximately $1 to $2 million of additional remediation expenses and approximately $2 to $3 million of additional capital expenditures in the fourth quarter of 2009 related to the Plaza fire.

The Company's insurers have indicated that the event is a covered occurrence under the applicable insurance policies, and they continue to investigate the incident. The Company currently expects that a significant portion of its incurred costs will be covered by its insurance policies; however, the actual amount and timing of the reimbursement remains subject to the insurance companies' investigation. The Company intends to vigorously assert all of its claims related to the Plaza fire as necessary.

Retransmission

The Company and several of its cable distribution partners executed final retransmission consent agreements in the third quarter of 2009. The periods covered by these agreements began on January 1, 2009. Accordingly, the Company's third quarter financial results include approximately $2.0 million of cable retransmission fees attributable to those contracts for the period from January 1 to June 30, 2009. Excluding the $2.0 million of retransmission revenue attributable to the first half of 2009, total retransmission revenue increased $1.5 million, or 197%, from the third quarter of 2008.

Commentary on the Third Quarter

Fisher President and Chief Executive Officer Colleen B. Brown said, "Despite the unprecedented challenges facing our advertising partners and the direct effect it is having on our near-term performance, we remain confident in our business. We expect that the proactive steps we are taking to improve our operational and financial performance will allow Fisher to emerge a stronger media company once the economic recovery takes hold. Our strategic focus on increasing market share, expanding content offerings, aggressively fighting for every advertising dollar and maintaining a disciplined approach to cost management will allow us to better serve our viewers and create long-term value for our shareholders and business partners.

"A key element to our future success is positioning the Company to take full advantage of the opportunities that are being created by the proliferation of new technologies. Through our broadcast to broadband initiative, we are leveraging our inherent broadcast strengths to deliver new and exciting content to consumers through a variety of platforms. The launch of our hyperlocal Web sites enables users to access community news and information in an easy-to-use fashion, as well as provides local advertisers with a cost-effective way to reach their target audience. While this initiative is still in its infancy, we anticipate that it will play an important role in the Company's future."

Third Quarter Results

Consolidated Results

Revenue for the third quarter of 2009 was $34.5 million, compared to revenue of $42.3 million in the third quarter of 2008, a decrease of $7.8 million, or 18%. In addition to the effects of the macro-economic environment discussed above, as anticipated, a significant portion of the decline is attributable to the fact that 2009 is a non-political year and the Company did not renew its Seattle Mariners broadcast contract in 2008.

Loss from operations was $3.6 million for the quarter, compared with a loss from operations of $613,000 during the same period in 2008. The decline is related to the losses incurred due to the Plaza fire, as discussed above. Net loss for the third quarter was $4.0 million, or $0.46 per share, compared to net income of $29.8 million or $3.41 per share in the third quarter of 2008. Net loss in the third quarter of 2009 included an after-tax loss related to the Plaza fire of $2.6 million. Excluding the after-tax loss, net loss in the third quarter of 2009 was $1.4 million, or $0.16 per share. Net income in the third quarter of 2008 included an after-tax gain on the sale of the remaining shares of Safeco Corporation of $31.8 million. Excluding the after-tax gain, net loss in the third quarter of 2008 was $2.1 million, or $0.24 per share. EBITDA totaled $3.7 million for the third quarter of 2009, compared to $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2008.

Television Results

For the third quarter of 2009, the television segment reported revenue of $25.1 million, an 8% decrease from the $27.3 million generated in the comparable period of 2008. The decline was attributable to lower local, national, and political advertising revenue at a majority of our stations, partially offset by a 466% increase in retransmission revenue. Fisher recorded $4.2 million in total retransmission consent revenue in the third quarter. Approximately $2.0 million of this amount was for retransmission fees attributable to the first half of 2009 for contracts executed in the third quarter covering periods beginning on January 1, 2009.

TV BCF was $3.6 million, compared with $5.6 million in the same period of 2008, a decrease of 37%. The decrease in BCF was solely attributable to revenue declines.

During the third quarter, the television segment recorded $530,000 of net political revenue, compared to $4.8 million during the same period last year, a decrease of 89%.

Radio Results

For the third quarter of 2009, the radio segment reported revenue of $6.0 million, a decrease of 49% from the $11.7 million earned in the comparable period of 2008. The decrease in revenue was more than offset by lower expenses, attributable largely to the absence of the Seattle Mariners broadcast contract in the third quarter of 2009. Radio BCF was $1.2 million, compared with a negative BCF of $237,000 in the third quarter of 2008. Excluding the Mariners contract, BCF decreased 48% from $2.3 million in the third quarter of 2008, a result of a 21% decline in non-Mariners revenue partially offset by a 9% reduction in non-Mariners expenses.

Fisher Plaza Results

For the third quarter of 2009, the Plaza segment reported revenue of $3.5 million, a 5% increase from the third quarter of 2008. Loss from operations was $2.1 million, a decrease of $3.6 million or 247% from the $1.4 million income from operations in the same period in 2008. The decrease was a result of the $4.0 million in Plaza fire expenses, net related to the July 2, 2009 electrical fire. Excluding those expenses, income from operations was $1.8 million, an increase of $392,000, or 27%, from the same period in 2008.

Plaza occupancy was 96% at the end of the third quarter of 2009, compared to 97% at the end of the third quarter of 2008. The slight decrease was attributable to a change in classification of approximately 4,400 square feet formerly occupied by Fisher, which is currently vacant and available for lease.

Key Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Items

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $49.5 million at September 30, 2009, compared to $91.5 million at December 31, 2008. The reduction was due to the Company's repurchase of $28 million in principal amount of its senior notes for total consideration of $24.4 million in cash, capital expenditures of $8.7 million, and cash used in operations of $9.1 million.

In the third quarter, the Company used cash in the amount of $2.5 million for the remediation of the Fisher Plaza electrical fire, including $371,000 for capital expenditures and $2.1 million in other remediation expenses. As discussed above, reimbursement for a significant portion of our expenditures related to the Plaza fire remains subject to the resolution of our pending insurance claims.

Total debt outstanding was $122.1 million at September 30, 2009, compared to $150.0 million at December 31, 2008. The Company's Debt to Operating Cash Flow Ratio, as defined in the Company's senior notes indenture, was 9.5 as of September 30, 2009 compared to 5.3 as of December 31, 2008.

Third Quarter Conference Call

Fisher will host a conference call today at 1:00 p.m. (PST). Senior management will discuss the financial results and host a question and answer session. The dial in number for the audio conference call is 1-800-299-7089; confirmation code 56052033. A live audio webcast of the call will be accessible to the public on Fisher's Web site, www.fsci.com. Approximately two hours after the live event a recording of the webcast will be archived on the Web site and available for replay for one week. The replay will also be available via telephone for one week following the call by dialing 1-888-286-8010 and entering confirmation code 45190175.

Definitions and Disclosures Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company reports and discusses its operating results using financial measures consistent with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and believes this should be the primary basis for evaluating its performance.

The preceding discussion of our results includes a discussion of non-GAAP financial measures such as Broadcast Cash Flow (BCF), Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) and Adjusted Net Loss. These non-GAAP measures should not be viewed as alternatives or substitutes for GAAP reporting.

The Company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP measures is useful to investors because they are used by lenders to measure the Company's ability to service debt; by industry analysts to determine the market value of stations and their operating performance; and by management to identify the cash available to service debt, make strategic acquisitions and investments, maintain capital assets and fund ongoing operations and working capital needs; and, because they reflect the most up-to-date operating results of the stations inclusive of pending acquisitions, time brokerage agreements or local marketing agreements. Management believes they also provide an additional basis from which investors can establish forecasts and valuations for the Company's business.

Television and radio BCF is calculated as income (loss) from the segment operations plus amortization of program rights, depreciation and amortization, non-cash charges, Internet and corporate expenses minus payments for broadcast rights, amortization of non-cash benefit resulting from a change in national advertising representation firm and non-convergence Internet revenue.

EBITDA is calculated as income from operations plus amortization of program rights, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation, Plaza fire expenses and non-cash charges minus payments for broadcast rights and amortization of non-cash benefit resulting from a change in national advertising representation firm.

Adjusted Net Loss is calculated as net income (loss) plus after-tax loss from the Plaza fire and after-tax gain on the sale of Safeco Shares.

For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measurements to the GAAP financial results cited in this news announcement, please see the supplemental tables at the end of this release.

About Fisher Communications, Inc.

Fisher Communications, Inc. is a Seattle-based communications company that owns and operates 13 full power television stations, 7 low power television stations, and 8 radio stations in the Western United States. The Company also owns and operates Fisher Interactive Network, its online division (including over 100 online sites), Fisher Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider, and Fisher Plaza, a media, telecommunications, and data center facility located near downtown Seattle. For more information about Fisher Communications, Inc., go to www.fsci.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. Forward-looking statements include information preceded by, followed by, or that includes the words "guidance," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," or "could," or similar expressions. For these statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release, concerning, among other things, changes in revenue, cash flow and operating expenses, involve risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various important factors, including the impact of changes in national and regional economies, our ability to service and refinance our outstanding debt, successful integration of acquired television stations (including achievement of synergies and cost reductions), pricing fluctuations in local and national advertising, future regulatory actions and conditions in the television stations' operating areas, competition from others in the broadcast television markets served by the Company, volatility in programming costs, the effects of governmental regulation of broadcasting, industry consolidation, technological developments and major world news events. Unless required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this news release might not occur. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. For more details on factors that could affect these expectations, please see the risk factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, as updated by the risk factors contained in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, both of which we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

                  Fisher Communications, Inc. and Subsidiaries
                Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
                                 (Unaudited)


                  Nine months ended            Three months ended
(in thousands,      September 30,       %         September 30,       %
 except per-       2009       2008    change     2009       2008    change
 share amounts) ---------  ---------  ------  ---------  ---------  ------
Revenues        $  95,023  $ 126,046     -25% $  34,527  $  42,297     -18%
                ---------  ---------  ------  ---------  ---------  ------
Operating
 expenses
   Direct
    operating
    costs          47,948     52,679      -9%    16,270     17,589      -7%
   Selling,
    general and
    administrative
    expenses       36,854     50,076     -26%    11,900     14,887     -20%
   Amortization
    of program
    rights          7,084     16,818     -58%     2,507      7,357     -66%
   Depreciation
    and
    amortization   10,173      9,290      10%     3,450      3,077      12%
   Plaza fire
    expenses,
    net             3,951          -     n/a      3,951          -     n/a
                ---------  ---------  ------  ---------  ---------  ------
                  106,010    128,863     -18%    38,078     42,910     -11%
                ---------  ---------  ------  ---------  ---------  ------
Loss from
 operations       (10,987)    (2,817)    290%    (3,551)      (613)    479%
Gain on
 extinguishment
 of senior
 notes, net         2,965          -                  -          -
Other income,
 net                1,221    155,808                392     50,046
Interest
 expense           (8,917)   (10,343)            (2,714)    (3,441)
                ---------  ---------          ---------  ---------
Income (loss)
 from continuing
 operations
 before income
 taxes            (15,718)   142,648             (5,873)    45,992
Provision
 (benefit) for
 income taxes      (5,309)    49,545             (1,863)    15,999
                ---------  ---------          ---------  ---------
Income (loss)
 from continuing
 operations       (10,409)    93,103             (4,010)    29,993
Loss from
 discontinued
 operations,
 net of income
 taxes                  -       (720)                 -       (218)
                ---------  ---------          ---------  ---------
Net income
 (loss)         $ (10,409) $  92,383          $  (4,010) $  29,775
                ---------  ---------          ---------  ---------


Income (loss)
 per share:
   From
    continuing
    operations  $   (1.19) $   10.66          $   (0.46) $    3.43
   From
    discontinued
    operations          -      (0.08)                 -      (0.02)
                ---------  ---------          ---------  ---------
   Basic and
    diluted net
    income
    (loss) per
    share       $   (1.19) $   10.58          $   (0.46) $    3.41
                ---------  ---------          ---------  ---------

Income (loss)
 per share
 assuming
 dilution:
   From
    continuing
    operations  $   (1.19) $   10.66          $   (0.46) $    3.43
   From
    discontinued
    operations          -      (0.08)                 -      (0.02)
                ---------  ---------          ---------  ---------
   Net income
    (loss) per
    share
    assuming
    dilution    $   (1.19) $   10.58          $   (0.46) $    3.41
                ---------  ---------          ---------  ---------

Weighted
 average shares
 outstanding        8,774      8,731              8,778      8,733

Weighted
 average shares
 outstanding
 assuming
 dilution           8,774      8,735              8,778      8,741



                   Fisher Communications, Inc. and Subsidiaries
                      Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


                                              (unaudited)
                                              September 30,  December 31,
(in thousands)                                    2009           2008
                                              -------------  -------------
ASSETS
Current Assets
   Cash and cash equivalents                  $      49,499  $      31,835
   Short-term investments                                 -         59,697
   Receivables, net                                  23,451         26,044
   Income taxes receivable                            9,435          2,763
   Deferred income taxes                              1,763          1,763
   Prepaid expenses and other assets                  3,023          2,200
   Television and radio broadcast rights             10,813          6,106
                                              -------------  -------------
         Total current assets                        97,984        130,408
Cash value of life insurance and retirement
 deposits                                            17,903         17,425
Goodwill                                             13,293         13,293
Intangible assets                                    40,838         41,015
Other assets                                          6,104          6,955
Deferred income taxes                                13,178         13,757
Property, plant and equipment, net                  147,299        148,440
                                              -------------  -------------
Total Assets                                  $     336,599  $     371,293
                                              -------------  -------------

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current Liabilities
   Trade accounts payable                     $       6,124  $       4,339
   Accrued payroll and related benefits               5,114          4,301
   Interest payable                                     526          3,773
   Television and radio broadcast rights
    payable                                          10,808          6,124
   Current portion of accrued retirement
    benefits                                          1,254          1,254
   Other current liabilities                          6,445          5,712
                                              -------------  -------------
         Total current liabilities                   30,271         25,503
Long-term debt                                      122,050        150,000
Accrued retirement benefits                          19,401         19,439
Other liabilities                                     9,649         11,607
                                              -------------  -------------
Total Stockholders' Equity                          155,228        164,744
                                              -------------  -------------
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    $     336,599  $     371,293
                                              -------------  -------------



                 Fisher Communications, Inc. and Subsidiaries
                Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow
                                 (Unaudited)


                                            Nine months ended September 30,
(in thousands)                                    2009            2008
                                              -------------  -------------
Operating activities
  Net income (loss)                           $     (10,409) $      92,383
  Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss)
   to net cash  used in operating activities
      Depreciation and amortization                  10,173          9,352
      Loss on disposal of fixed assets
       destroyed in Plaza Fire                        1,482              -
      Deferred income taxes                             530          7,134
      Amortization of deferred financing fees           358            474
      Amortization of broadcast rights                7,084         16,818
      Gain on extinguishment of senior notes, net    (2,965)             -
      Payments for broadcast rights                  (7,118)       (15,849)
      Amortization of short-term investment
       discount                                        (303)          (286)
      Gain on sale of marketable securities               -       (152,610)
      Net non-cash contract termination fee               -          4,990
      Amortization of non-cash contract
       termination fee                               (1,096)          (898)
      Equity in operations of equity investees          115            (50)
      Stock-based compensation                          768            665
      Other                                             109            366
  Change in operating assets and liabilities
    Receivables                                       2,593            779
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets          (823)           815
    Cash value of life insurance and
     retirement deposits                               (478)          (667)
    Other assets                                        (31)         1,042
    Trade accounts payable, accrued payroll
     and related
     benefits, interest payable, and other
     current liabilities                             (1,671)        (3,370)
    Income taxes receivable and payable              (6,673)        (3,959)
    Accrued retirement benefits                         (38)            16
    Other liabilities                                  (721)          (704)
                                              -------------  -------------
       Net cash used in operating activities         (9,114)       (43,559)
                                              -------------  -------------
Investing activities
  Purchases of marketable securities                      -            (77)
  Purchases of short-term investments                     -        (58,909)
  Proceeds from sale of marketable securities             -        153,513
  Purchase of television stations                         -        (52,365)
  Decrease in restricted cash                             -         52,365
  Purchases of intangible assets                          -           (285)
  Redemption of short-term investments               60,000              -
  Purchases of property, plant and equipment         (8,679)        (7,235)
                                              -------------  -------------
       Net cash provided by investing
        activities                                   51,321         87,007
                                              -------------  -------------
Financing activities
  Borrowings under borrowing agreements                   -         21,000
  Payments on borrowing agreements                        -        (21,000)
  Repurchase of senior notes                        (24,428)             -
  Payments on capital lease obligations                (115)          (107)
  Cash dividends paid                                     -        (30,684)
                                              -------------  -------------
       Net cash used in financing activities        (24,543)       (30,791)
                                              -------------  -------------
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents            17,664         12,657
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period       31,835          6,510
                                              -------------  -------------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period      $      49,499  $      19,167
                                              -------------  -------------




                    Fisher Communications, Inc. and Subsidiaries
                          GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
                                   (in thousands)


The following table provides a reconciliation of income (loss) from
 operations to EBITDA in each of the periods presented:


                                  Nine Months ended    Three Months ended
                                    September 30,         September 30,
                                --------------------  --------------------
                                   2009       2008       2009       2008
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------


Income (loss) from operations
 (per GAAP, Statements of
 Operations)                    $ (10,987) $  (2,817) $  (3,551) $    (613)

  Add:
    Amortization of program
     rights                         7,084     16,818      2,507      7,357
    Depreciation and
     amortization                  10,173      9,290      3,450      3,077
    Stock-based compensation          768        665        273        239
    Non-cash charge resulting
     from forfeiture of
     non-refundable deposit             -      1,000          -          -
    Net non-cash charge
     resulting from change in
     national advertising
     representation firm                -      4,990          -          -
    Plaza fire expenses, net        3,951          -      3,951          -

  Subtract:
    Payments for television and
     radio broadcast rights         7,118     15,849      2,525      6,261
    Amortization of non-cash
     benefit resulting from
     change in national
     advertising representation
     firm                           1,096        898        365        365


                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
EBITDA (Non-GAAP)               $   2,775  $  13,199  $   3,740  $   3,434
                                =========  =========  =========  =========

EBITDA as a percentage of
 Revenue                              2.9%      10.5%      10.8%       8.1%
                                =========  =========  =========  =========


The following table provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) to
 adjusted net loss in the periods presented:


                                             Three Months ended
                                                September 30,
                                           -----------------------
                                              2009         2008
                                           ----------   ----------

Net income (loss)                          $   (4,010)  $   29,775

Add: After-tax loss on Plaza fire              (2,593)           -
Less: After-tax gain on sale of Safeco
 shares                                             -       31,843

                                           ----------   ----------
Adjusted net loss (Non-GAAP)               $   (1,417)  $   (2,068)
                                           ==========   ==========


The following table provides a reconciliation of television segment income
 (loss) from operations to television broadcast cash flow in each of the
 periods presented:


                                    Nine Months ended   Three Months ended
                                       September 30,       September 30,
                                    ------------------  ------------------
                                      2009      2008      2009      2008
                                    --------  --------  --------  --------

Television segment income (loss)
 from operations                    $ (5,108) $  4,882  $    663  $  2,185

  Add:
    Amortization of program rights     7,084     6,068     2,507     2,089
    Depreciation and amortization      6,523     5,993     2,184     2,017
    Corporate and internet expenses    5,866     7,890     1,589     2,328
    Net non-cash charge resulting
     from change in national
     advertising representation
     firm                                  -     4,990         -         -

  Subtract:
    Payments for television
     broadcast rights                  7,118     6,099     2,525     2,082
    Amortization of non-cash
     benefit resulting from change
     in national advertising
     representation firm               1,096       898       365       365
    Non-convergence internet
     revenue                           1,198     1,547       489       534

                                    --------  --------  --------  --------
Television Broadcast Cash Flow
 (Non-GAAP)                         $  4,953  $ 21,279  $  3,564  $  5,638
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========

Television Broadcast Cash Flow as a
 percentage of Television Segment
 Revenue                                 7.3%     24.7%     14.2%     20.6%
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========

Television Segment Revenue          $ 68,120  $ 86,151  $ 25,116  $ 27,343
                                    ========  ========  ========  ========


The following table provides a reconciliation of radio segment income
 (loss) from operations to radio broadcast cash flow in each of the periods
 presented:


                     Nine Months ended            Three Months ended
                        September 30,                 September 30,
                ----------------------------  ----------------------------
                  2009      2008    2008 (1)    2009      2008    2008 (1)
                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Radio segment
 income (loss)
 from
 operations     $  1,632  $ (3,505) $  3,617  $    775  $ (1,698) $  1,874

  Add:
    Amortization
     of program
     rights            -    10,749         -         -     5,267         -
    Depreciation
     and
     amortizati-
     on              590       642       642       218       193       193
    Corporate
     expenses
     and other       834       568       604       190       180       203

  Subtract:
    Payments for
     radio
     broadcast
     rights            -     9,750         -         -     4,179         -

                --------  --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Radio Broadcast
 Cash Flow
 (Non-GAAP)     $  3,056  $ (1,296) $  4,863  $  1,183  $   (237) $  2,270
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

Radio Broadcast
 Cash Flow as a
 percentage of
 Radio Segment
 Revenue            18.2%     -4.3%     22.6%     19.8%     -2.0%     30.1%
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

Radio Segment
 Revenue        $ 16,758  $ 30,151  $ 21,496  $  5,961  $ 11,673  $  7,553
                ========  ========  ========  ========  ========  ========

(1) Excludes the financial impact of the Seattle Mariners broadcast
    contract.

Contact Information

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    Paul Kranhold or Ron Low
    (415) 618-8750
    Robin Weinberg
    (212) 687-8080