• WBST 92.1 FMMuncie
  • WBSB 89.5 FMAnderson
  • WBSW 90.9 FMMarion
  • WBSH 91.1 FMHagerstown / New Castle
Indiana Public Radio, a listener-supported service of Ball State University
Listen Live Online. Tap to open audio stream.

Fort Wayne Newspapers buying KPC Media publications, including six small newspapers

By Rebecca Green, IPB News | Published on in Business, Statewide News
Visit Fort Wayne photo

Fort Wayne Newspapers is set to purchase the publications of KPC Media, including The News Sun and Fort Wayne Business Weekly, according to media reports.

Fort Wayne Newspapers is a partnership between The News Publishing Company owned by The Ogden [ahg-den] Newspapers of Wheeling, West Virginia, and the locally owned Journal Gazette Corporation. Ogden Newspapers publishes Fort Wayne Magazine, operates fortwayne.com and handles business elements such as human resources and advertising for The Journal Gazette.

The Journal Gazette remains family-owned and operates independently of Fort Wayne Newspapers.

Ogden officials said Wednesday they will continue to build on the legacy of the Witwer family, which owned and operated KPC Media for 50 years.  In 2006, Ogden Newspapers bought the controlling interest in Fort Wayne Newspapers from McClatchy, which included the then-daily Pulitzer Prize-winning News-Sentinel.  In 2017, the 100-year-old News-Sentinel ceased daily publication. It shuttered completely in 2020.

Included in the acquisition of KPC Media are newspapers in six Northeast Indiana counties, niche magazines, phone books and other publications.