January 13, 2006
Belo Announces January 20 Groundbreaking Ceremony and Building Dedication at The Press-Enterprise Company in Riverside
Belo Corp. and The Press-Enterprise Company in Riverside, California, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony and unveil plans for a new, state-of-the-art media center for The Press-Enterprise, Inland Southern California's largest newspaper; The Business Press, La Prensa and El D; and their associated Web sites. The new building will be dedicated to Howard H "Tim" Hays, former owner and publisher of The Press-Enterprise, a pioneer in newspaper journalism in Southern California and ardent supporter of First Amendment rights who won two important Supreme Court decisions favoring Freedom of Information.
Key Belo executives and community dignitaries participating in the event include: Robert W. Decherd, Belo's chairman, president and chief executive officer; Ron Redfern, publisher and chief executive officer of The Press-Enterprise; Ron Loveridge, mayor of Riverside; and Howard H "Tim" Hays, former owner and publisher of The Press-Enterprise.
WHEN & WHERE:
Friday, January 20, 2006, 10:00 10:45 a.m. (refreshments available at 9:30 10:00 a.m.)
The Press-Enterprise Company facilities are located at 3512 14th Street, Riverside, California 92501.
The new media center will support the growth of The Press-Enterprise Company's region-leading media outlets. New equipment, resources and technology are planned to meet the expanding needs of audiences, employees, and advertisers. The dedication of the media center in Tim Hays' name will memorialize the numerous contributions he has made to the local community, media, newspapers and journalism.
Brenda Beers, executive assistant to the publisher, The Press-Enterprise, 951-368-9512, email@example.com
Nancy Del Regno, manager/Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Belo Corp., 214-977-6825, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOU T THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE COMPANY AND BELO CORP.:
The Press-Enterprise Company, a subsidiary of Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), is the leading provider of news and information for Inland Southern California through several newspapers, magazines and their associated Web sites, including The Press-Enterprise (www.pe.com), the area's leading newspaper; The Business Press (www.thebizpress.com), the leading business newspaper in the Inland Empire; La Prensa (www.laprensaenlinea.com), the top Spanish-language weekly newspaper in Riverside and San Bernardino counties; and El D (www.laprensaenlinea.com/eld/), a weekly serving the Coachella Valley's Hispanic community. Belo is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island and the Mid-Atlantic. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.