SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.

Fisher Communications, Inc.

September 10, 2009 14:36 ET

Fisher Launches MyNetworkTV Programming in the Idaho Falls-Pocatello Market

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) announced today that it has signed an agreement for its Pocatello, Idaho television station KXPI to broadcast programming from MyNetworkTV in the Idaho Falls-Pocatello television market.

Beginning September 14, 2009, Fisher's station KXPI will broadcast MyNetworkTV programming along with a variety of local and syndicated programming on channel 24 in Pocatello. KXPI's programming will also be broadcast on sister station KIDK's digital channel 3.2 for viewers in Idaho Falls. KXPI and KIDK2 will also broadcast late news 7 days a week at 9pm to offer viewers an earlier news option.

"As KIDK was Idaho Falls' first TV station, signing on the air 55 years ago, we at Fisher are delighted to now bring another channel of free television entertainment to the region with MyNetworkTV on KXPI," said Regional Vice President Larry Roberts.

"In addition to the MyNetworkTV prime programming including 'WWE Friday Night SmackDown' and 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?,' KXPI will carry a strong programming lineup with premiere syndicated shows such as 'Dr. Oz' and 'Two and Half Men' as well as the new primetime local newscast," stated General Manager Jim Wareham. "This duopoly station will give Eastern Idaho viewers a new entertainment option while providing our region's businesses with a very affordable advertising opportunity to reach those viewers."

About Fisher Communications

Fisher Communications, Inc. is a Seattle-based communications company that owns and operates 13 full power television stations (including a 50%-owned television station), 7 low power television stations, and 8 radio stations (in addition to 2 radio stations not owned by the Company but for which the Company provides programming or sales services) in the Western United States. The Company also owns and operates Fisher Interactive Network, its online division; 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.

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