WHIZ Sold to Marquee Broadcasting

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Zanesville, Ohio- Wednesday morning the WHIZ Media Group announced it has sold its media properties in Zanesville to Marquee Broadcasting.

This includes NBC affiliated TV station WHIZ, which dates back to 1953 and four radio stations (WHIZ-AM and its FM translator, WHIZ-FM, and WZVL-FM).

WHIZ Media President, Hank Littick stated, “In four generations our family has built a wonderful group of stations during our ownership starting in the print industry and migrating to electronic media.  We have been blessed with a wonderful group of employees over the years, they are the heartbeat of everything we do.  We were looking for a buyer that was committed to the family atmosphere we have fostered and serving the local communities.  Marquee is committed to both, and we know we can trust them to carry on our legacy to the next chapter.” 

Marquee CEO Patricia Lane noted “We are excited and privileged to build upon the great foundation that the Littick family built in southeast Ohio.  The WHIZ family will be a perfect addition to the Marquee family of stations.”

The sale is being submitted for FCC approval and closing is anticipated to occur later this year. 

Patrick Communications, Greg Guy, served as the seller’s exclusive broker.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.