SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

September 27, 2007 15:30 ET

Jim Clayton Promoted to VP GM Fisher Seattle

Larry Roberts Promoted to VP Special Projects Fisher Communications, Inc.

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) announced today that Jim Clayton has been named Vice President General Manager Fisher Seattle. Effective October 1, 2007, Clayton will add Fisher's Seattle radio stations KOMO 1000 News, STAR 101.5 and 570 KVI to his current responsibilities as vice president and general manager of KOMO 4 and KUNS-TV. Clayton will also be responsible for the joint sales agreements with KING FM and KOL in Seattle. Larry Roberts will leave his position as Vice President General Manager of Fisher Radio Seattle and move to Fisher's corporate offices as Vice President Special Projects for Fisher Communications.

"As the only radio/TV combination in the Seattle market, we have a powerful and unique advantage. I cannot think of a better way to encourage synergy between our stations than to have a single person responsible for both," said Larry Roberts.

"This is truly a unique opportunity to combine and grow these outstanding Fisher assets," added Clayton.

"We are continuing to align our organizational structure to adapt to the fastest changing media environment in history. Jim's success, experience and background uniquely qualify him to build on the momentum growing in Seattle. STAR 101.5 has the best ratings it has had in six years and KOMO 1000 News has the best ratings it has had in recent memory," said Colleen B. Brown, Fisher's President and CEO. "This move focuses on the synergy available to our stations in Seattle and the opportunity to realize our marketing goals throughout the Company," she added.

Roberts' new responsibilities will include marketing strategies, non-traditional revenue development, and project management work.

"Larry's customer centric passion and proven creative marketing success in radio will be put to good use as we apply those talents to television and move into the next phase of Fisher's Strategic Plan," Brown said.

About Fisher Communications

Fisher Communications, Inc. is a Seattle-based communications company that owns and manages twelve full power and seven low-power television stations and eight radio stations in the Pacific Northwest. The Company owns and operates Fisher Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider; Fisher Plaza, a media, telecommunications, and data center facility located near downtown Seattle; and Pegasus News, an online start-up and hyper-local media pioneer based in Dallas. For more information about Fisher Communications, Inc., go to

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