November 18, 1993 |
Freedom Name Change: Freedom Newspapers Inc. in Irvine has changed its name to reflect its interest in a variety of media. The new name: Freedom Communications Inc. The company owns 26 daily newspapers, including the Orange County Register, and 30 weekly newspapers in 10 states. It also owns the Orange County NewsChannel (OCN), five broadcast affiliates and two trade magazines: World Trade and USA Exports.
March 6, 1993 |
Freedom Newspapers Buys San Clemente Daily: Irvine-based Freedom Newspapers Inc. announced Friday that it has purchased the Daily Sun-Post in San Clemente from South Coast Newspapers. No price was disclosed. The Daily Sun-Post, an 8,500-circulation afternoon newspaper, will continue to publish in its current form and retain its existing staff for the time being, Freedom officials said. The Sun-Post also serves San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Capistrano Beach and Laguna Niguel.
February 6, 1993 |
Freedom Buys 2 North County Weeklies: Irvine-based Freedom Newspapers Inc., continuing its expansion in North County, said Friday that it had purchased weekly newspapers serving the Buena Park and Cypress-La Palma areas. The Buena Park News and the Cypress/La Palma News were bought for an undisclosed price from City Communication Corp. in Orange. Freedom plans to merge the two into a single publication called the Buena Park News, which will cover all three cities.
January 5, 1993 |
Publication Purchased: Freedom Newspapers Inc., publisher of the Orange County Register, announced Monday that it has bought the Orange and Los Angeles counties edition of Preview, a weekly entertainment guide, from South Coast Newspapers in Oceanside. The 2-year-old tabloid has a circulation of about 87,000 in south Orange County and 20,000 around Manhattan Beach and Torrance, Freedom Newspapers spokesman Michael Lednovich said.
December 31, 1992 |
Freedom Newspapers Inc., which owns the Orange County Register, is negotiating with South Coast Newspapers in Oceanside to buy the Daily Sun-Post, an 8,000-circulation newspaper in San Clemente. Though no deal has been completed, talks between the two media companies are underway, Freedom spokesman Michael Lednovich said Wednesday. Richard D. Newell, vice president of South Coast Newspapers, confirmed that the companies are discussing the Daily Sun-Post.