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From AJR,   October/November 2004

Tribune Co. Holdings   

By Rachel Smolkin

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Total revenue for fiscal year ending December 2003: $5.59 billion


2003 revenue: $4.04 billion, representing 72 percent of Tribune's revenues

14 daily newspapers, with a total circulation of about 9.3 million on weekdays and 12.5 million on Sundays, making it the nation's third largest newspaper group (based on circulation)

Chicago Tribune

* Los Angeles Times

* Newsday: Long Island

* Baltimore Sun

Orlando Sentinel

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Ft. Lauderdale

* Hartford Courant: Hartford, Connecticut

Daily Press: Newport News, Virginia

* The Morning Call: Allentown, Pennsylvania

* The Advocate: Stamford, Connecticut

* Greenwich Time: Greenwich, Connecticut

* Hoy: New York

** Hoy: Chicago

** Hoy: Los Angeles

* Former Times Mirror paper

** Created post-merger

Broadcasting and Entertainment

2003 revenue: $1.56 billion, representing 28 percent of revenues

26 broadcast television stations (Tribune also owns two cable stations, CLTV in Chicago and Superstation WGN, based in New York.)

Broadcast Stations:

WPIX: New York KTLA: Los Angeles

WGN: Chicago WPHL: Philadelphia

WLVI: Boston KWBP: Portland

KDAF: Dallas WBDC: Washington

WATL: Atlanta KHWB: Houston

KCPQ: Seattle KTWB: Seattle

WBZL: Miami KWGN: Denver

KTXL: Sacramento KSWB: San Diego

WXIN: Indianapolis WTTV: Indianapolis

WTIC: Hartford WTXX: Hartford

WXMI: Grand Rapids WPMT: Harrisburg

WNOL: New Orleans WGNO: New Orleans

WEWB: Albany KPLR: St. Louis


WGN-AM in Chicago

Format: personality/infotainment/sports

Chicago Cubs baseball team

(Tribune Co. also owns Wrigley Field, the 39,000-seat stadium that is home to the Cubs.)

Tribune Entertainment

Subsidiary of Tribune Broadcasting that develops and distributes first-run television programming for the company's station group and national syndication

Minority Interests Held

WB Television Network: provides original prime-time and children's programming

TV Food Network: 24-hour cable/satellite TV network focuses on food and entertaining

CareerBuilder: online recruiting company

Classified Ventures: automotive and real estate classified advertising Web sites

Comcast SportsNet Chicago: 24-hour cable/satellite TV network focuses on Chicago sports teams

TMCTI and TMCTII: In connection with the Times Mirror acquisition, Tribune Co. acquired investments in two limited liability companies formed from agreements with the Times Mirror Chandler Trusts.

Source: Tribune Co.

(Filings with Securities and Exchange Commission and information provided by corporate communications office)