Perry Publishing and Broadcasting

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Perry Publishing and Broadcasting is a print media, local cable television show producer and radio broadcasting group based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, targeting the local African American community. Russell M. Perry is the owner and president of the company.

Company history[edit]

Perry Publishing was founded in April 1979 by Russell M. Perry and began publishing the Black Chronicle, Oklahoma's oldest African-American community newspaper, that same month.

In 1994 Perry Publishing acquired its first radio station with the purchase of AM 1140 (now known as KRMP) in Oklahoma City. The station later became KVSP and was the first urban contemporary station in the Oklahoma City market since the mid-1980s. With the success of KVSP, Perry soon acquired KJMM in Tulsa. Today the company operates stations in several cities in Oklahoma and has recently (as of August, 2007) acquired Radio One's cluster of stations in Augusta, Georgia[1].

In the fall of 2001, Perry Publishing and Broadcasting expanded into cable television when they began the local cable TV program "Urban Outlet Television". Urban Outlet Television highlights news and sports stories for Oklahoma's African-American community and is broadcast on many of Oklahoma's cable systems.

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