Saga Communications, Inc. is a broadcast company whose business is primarily devoted to acquiring, developing and operating radio stations, television stations and state radio networks. Saga currently owns or operates broadcast properties in 25 markets, including 62 FM and 30 AM radio stations, 3 state radio networks, 2 farm radio networks, 4 television stations and 4 low power television stations.
Saga's strategy is to operate top billing radio and television stations in mid sized markets, defined as markets ranked (by market revenues) from 20 to 200. Saga's radio stations employ a myriad of programming formats, including Classic Hits, Adult Contemporary, Active Rock, Oldies, News/Talk, Country and Classical. Saga's television stations are affiliated with CBS and Fox in Joplin, MO; ABC, Fox, NBC, Telemundo and Univision in Victoria, TX.
In operating its stations, Saga concentrates on the development of strong decentralized local management, which is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the stations in their market area and is compensated based on their financial performance as well as other performance factors that are deemed to effect the long-term ability of the stations to achieve financial objectives.
Saga began operations in 1986 and became a publicly traded company in December 1992. The stock trades on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol "SGA".