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Neuhoff Communications of Twin Falls Expands Into Blaine County

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By Paul Johnson

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (February 24, 2014) – Neuhoff Communications will officially expand its operations into Blaine County on Thursday, February 27th, with the re-launch of one of their three TV stations. This announcement was made by Neuhoff Communications Vice President and Twin Falls Operations General Manager, Chris Pruitt.

The station will be known as KSVT - FOX 14 and will be an affiliate of FOX Entertainment. Although the FOX station has been on the air for a little over a year, the changing of the call letters to KSVT will mark the official commitment to better serving the community interest of Blaine County. The call letters KSVT stand for Sun Valley Television and were previously used to refer to an independent low-power television station that served Blaine County and the Wood River Valley until October of 2012.

Neuhoff is the television market leader in the Twin Falls DMA and is consistently ranked as one of the top CBS affiliates in the country. This is largely due to the organizations commitment to the community.

“I am very excited about serving the people of the Wood River Valley. Although we have been working hard over the past year to include more news coverage of Blaine County, the time has come for us to truly give a voice to this vital and growing segment of our television market.” said Mr. Pruitt. “After the fires last year, the area was left in economic peril. I want our organization to be a part of rebuilding the economy. I believe this can be done by making the Magic Valley more aware of what is happening on a daily basis in the Wood River Valley.”

KSVT can be seen in the Wood River Valley on COX Cable (channel 6 and 1006), Dish Network (channel 8804 and 5273) and DirecTV (channel 14). Soon Neuhoff Communications will be replacing a translator on Dollar Mountain and it can be seen over-the-air on digital channel 11.3.

Over the next few weeks Neuhoff Communications intends to host several town hall style meetings to receive input from the community on programming and news coverage. The current programming includes FOX Entertainment hit shows like American Idol, New Girl and recent hit sitcom Brooklyn 99. Of course FOX is best known for sports coverage that includes NFL and College Football, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, Soccer and UFC.

Neuhoff intends to open a Wood River Valley office soon and is in the process of hiring a reporter to live and work in Blaine County.


ABOUT NEUHOFF COMMUNICATIONS
Neuhoff Communications owns 12 radio stations and 3 television stations in Idaho and Illinois. The company is headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, and privately owned by Neuhoff Family Limited Partnership. For more information contact Chris Pruitt at (208) 733-1100.


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