Raycom Media, Inc. was created in 1996 with the purchase of 15 television stations, two radio stations, and a sports marketing, production, events management, and distribution company. Shortly after this first acquisition, Raycom Media quickly acquired two other companies and began an unheard of growth in the media business.
Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 37 markets and 18 states. Raycom Media stations cover 13.1% of U.S. television households and employ over 4,000 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom Media owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company), Tupelo-Honey Productions (a NY-based production company), Limerick Studios (a Charlotte, NC-based motion graphics design house), RTM Productions (a Franklin, TN-based automotive programming production and marketing solutions company), and Broadview Media (a post-production/digital signage company based in Montgomery, AL). Raycom is also responsible for the design and hosting of Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail website.
Raycom owns over-the-air syndication, regional cable, and digital media rights to Atlantic Coast Conference Athletics.
With a strong belief in community, Raycom Media television stations take editorial positions on key community issues. It is the vision of the company that it be involved in the communities its broadcast properties serve. By editorializing on local issues and seeking out divergent points of view, Raycom Media television stations create an atmosphere of community dialog.
Raycom Media is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.