Freedom emerges from bankruptcy

CNJ staff By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy reorganization. The emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy relieves Freedom of $450 million in debt, but it brings an end to […]

Freedom strikes deal for Arizona paper sale

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications filed a motion Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware seeking approval of the sale of its Phoenix-area publications to 1013 Communications LLC, an affiliate of Thirteenth Street Media. In a statement, Freedom said company officials hope a hearing will be held in early March and that the transaction […]

FCC should release hold on broadband

Freedom New Mexico The White House and Justice Department have urged the Federal Communications Commission to provide more of the electromagnetic spectrum for wireless high-speed Internet services, suggesting that facilitating more of such services would improve competition in the field. Releasing more of the spectrum to wireless providers is among the least-intrusive ways to allow […]

Freedom Communications announces company-wide wage reduction

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications, Inc. announced a five percent across-the-board

CEO of Freedom Communications to head Playboy

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Scott Flanders became chief executive officer of Freedom in January 2006. By Mary Ann Milbourn Scott Flanders, chief executive of Clovis News Journal’s parent company, Freedom Communications Inc., confirmed Monday he is leaving the company to head Playboy Enterprises Inc. Flanders, 52, said he will quit his Freedom post June 30 and become CEO at […]

Editorial: Court ruling could negate need for FCC

In ruling that the Federal Communications Commission was justified in changing its policy toward what are delicately referred to as “fleeting expletives” — words considered indecent or profane uttered once or twice during live broadcasts rather than as part of a prewritten script — the U.S. Supreme Court sidestepped the First Amendment issue that could, […]

Republican Party of New Mexico appoints new director of communications

The Republican Party of New Mexico is pleased to announce Janel Causey’s appointment as the Party’s director of communications.

Freedom Communications implementing furloughs

Freedom New Mexico IRVINE, Calif. — Faced with continuing industry weakness in advertising spending, Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of Freedom New Mexico, announced on Friday a company-wide furlough program. Hourly and salaried associates at all levels of the company will take five days off work, without pay, between April 1 and June 30. “We […]

Military branches combine for Joint Lightning

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Roy Priest of GATR Technologies talks about an inflatable satellite prototype. The satellite would replace a traditional saucer satellite dish used to transmit and receive signals. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Inside what looks like an 8-foot tall green beach ball is a satellite terminal that represents the future […]

July 15, 2008 Business Digest

Clovis Suddenlink Center receives safety award The Clovis Suddenlink Communications Center was one of 73 Suddenlink systems that received the Gold Safety award Friday from the Society of Telecommunications engineers, according to a news release from Suddenlink Communications. Gold-level awards are given to operators with incident rates 50 percent below the industry’s national rate or […]