(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI), a leader in
local media innovation, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Fox
Broadcasting Company to affiliate with the network over its KXPI-LP & KIDK.2 stations serving
the Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID market. FOX programming will move to Channel 34 and 36.2
beginning July 1, 2012.
“Fisher is excited to expand its partnership with FOX and to serve the viewers and advertisers of
Idaho Falls-Pocatello with premium programming such as American Idol and NFL football,” said
Rob Dunlop, Executive Vice President of Fisher Communications.
“We’re delighted to have KXPI join the FOX family. Mark Danielson and the team at Fisher
Communications are top-notch and we’re confident they will do an outstanding job of
representing FOX in the Idaho Falls community.” said Jon Hookstratten, Executive Vice
President for Network Distribution at Fox Broadcasting.
KXPI has been a My Network TV affiliate since December 2008 and will continue to air that
network’s prime time programming beginning weeknights at 10pm.
Fisher Communications also operates KIDK-TV, the CBS affiliate in Idaho Falls-Pocatello as
well as 12 other full power television stations, 7 low power television stations, and 4 radio
stations in the western United States. The Company also operates the Fisher Interactive
Network, its online division (including over 125 local and hyperlocal websites) and Fisher
Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider. For more information about Fisher
Communications, Inc., go to www.fsci.com.
Mike Price, EastIdahoNews.com
Kendra Evensen, Idaho State Journal
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com columnist