Times-Shamrock Communications

Times-Shamrock Communications is an American media company based in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The company, owned by the Lynett and Haggerty families of Scranton, lists among its assets four daily newspapers, six weekly newspapers, and 9 radio stations. Most of its properties are in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Daily newspapers

Weekly newspapers

  • The Abington Suburban
  • The Triboro Banner
  • The Valley Advantage
  • The Pocono Times
  • Wyoming County Press Examiner, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
  • Ithaca & Tri-Village Pennysaver

Alternative weeklies

  • Electric City, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Diamond City, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Radio stations

The Milwaukee radio stations are operated by Milwaukee Radio Alliance, a partnership between Shamrock Communications, Times-Shamrock's broadcasting affiliate, and Willie Davis's All-Pro Broadcasting, Inc.

In January 2008, Times-Shamrock Communications launched the570.com, a regional entertainment portal covering the 570 area code.

Former properties

In August 2013, Times-Shamrock announced it would divest several of its properties in order to focus the company on northeastern Pennsylvania.[1] The divested properties:

In October 2015, Times-Shamrock announced another major divestment of several newspaper properties. The divested properties were all part of the Towanda Printing Company business segment. Sample News Group, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, acquired the properties. Also included in the sale was the Towanda Printing Company printing facility.[4] The divested properties include:

  • The Daily Review (Towanda, Pennsylvania)
  • The News-Item (Shamokin, Pennsylvania)
  • Bradford-Sullivan Pennysaver (Towanda, Pennsylvania)
  • The Citizen-Standard (Valley View, Pennsylvania)
  • The Farmer's Friend (Towanda, Pennsylvania)
  • The Northeast Driller (Sayre, Pennsylvania)
  • The Oswego Pennysaver (Oswego, Pennsylvania)
  • Susquehanna County Independent (Montrose, Pennsylvania)
  • The Troy Pennysaver (Troy, Pennsylvania)
  • The Weekender (Montrose, Pennsylvania)

In July 2017, it was announced that Times-Shamrock is selling its radio stations in the Reno, Nevada, market to Entravision. KRZQ wasn't included in the sale, as it was sold to John Burkavage’s Bighorn Media.[5]

The affected stations were:

  • KRZQ, Reno, Nevada (city of license: Fallon, Nevada)
  • KZTI, Reno, Nevada (city of license: Fallon Station, Nevada)
  • KWNZ, Lovelock, Nevada
  • KNEZ, Fernley, Nevada


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