Midwest Communications (Website) owns and operates 42 radio stations located in the Midwest, mainly in cities that are close to Lake Michigan. The company is privately owned by Duey (“Duke”) Wright, who resides in the Green Bay/Wausau area of Wisconsin. The company employs about 500 people.
The company’s history begins in 1958 when the company acquired a 250 watt AM station. The company has been a slow growth through acquisitions of other stations in its market areas, which are all small modest markets.
The station owns no major market stations.
The list of stations owned by this company can be found [here].
The company is 100% owned by Mr. Wright. I sure hope he has a succession plan in place.
Duke Wright is the President and CEO. His sons Michael and Jeff are VPs. Gary Tesch is the Executive VP.
Since the company is privately owned, there is no financial information available.