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FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS SIGNS AGREEMENT TO AIR 'BILLY BOB'S COUNTRY' ON DALLAS ABC AFFILIATE

 DALLAS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Communications (NASDAQ-NMS: FCMI) announced today that Fortune 500 A.H.Belo's owned and operated ABC Affiliate station in Dallas, WFAA, the top-rated station in the Dallas/Ft. Worth ADI and the eighth-largest ADI in the U.S., agreed to put FCMI's "Billy Bob's Country" syndicated programming on line commencing Sept. 4, 1993, to follow "Siskel & Ebert."
 Sergio Bosco, FCMI's chief executive officer, stated: "We expect significant revenues to result from this major market addition to our scheduled programming." He added: "Our entry into this top ADI in Texas should enable us to build upon our existing base, putting us in more than half of the 15 ADIs in Texas in the top-200 markets, allowing us to attract regional advertisers and increase the effectiveness of our local promotions."
 "Billy Bob's Country" premiered in May 1993 mainly via FCMI's MSTV affiliates. Since then, the show has cleared an additional 20 markets nationwide via major network affiliates and full power independent stations showing a nationwide clearance growth rate of 33 percent in only three months. Some of the major cities in which the show airs include New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Orlando, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., San Antonio, Oklahoma City and many more.
 The "Billy Bob's Country" format features in-depth interviews and concert footage from country music's biggest stars such as Willie Nelson, Lori Morgan, Travis Tritt, Pam Tillis, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless and many more.
 Future Communications Inc. is engaged in the development, implementation, marketing and sales of innovative, nostalgic programming; the operation of the MSTV Network; the development, acquisition and sale of SMATV cable systems; and specialized telecommunications consulting services.
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 /CONTACT: David Gorman of Future Communications, 214-243-2268/
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