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ACKERLEY COMMUNICATIONS NINE MONTHS SALES UP 3 PERCENT; NET INCOME UP 20 CENTS PER SHARE

 SEATTLE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ackerley Communications Inc. (AMEX: AK) reported advertising sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30 were $39.0 million, down 2 percent from $39.6 million a year earlier. For the first nine months of 1993 the company's sales were $138.6 million, up 3 percent from $132.5 million a year earlier.
 The company reported a net income prior to the disposition of assets for the third quarter equal to $0.5 million or 3 cents per share, versus a loss of $0.6 million or 4 cents per share for the comparable period last year. For the nine months ending Sept. 30, 1993, the company reported a net income prior to the disposition of assets of $2.8 million or 18 cents per share compared to a net loss of $0.7 million or 5 cents per share a year earlier. During the quarter ending Sept. 30, the company reported a loss of $500,000 on the disposition of a note it took with the sale of radio station WBOS in 1992.
 Through the first nine months of 1993, the company reported a net income applicable to common shares of $2.2 million or 15 cents per share compared to a net loss of ($0.7) million or 5 cents per share for the comparable period in 1992.
 Ackerley Communications is a multimedia advertising business, with interests in outdoor advertising, airport displays, broadcasting and professional sports.
 The company provides display advertising in more than 130 airport terminals throughout the United States. Its outdoor advertising division services the metropolitan markets of Boston and Worcester, Mass.; Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Fla.; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; and Portland, Ore.
 Ackerley's broadcasting properties include television stations KVOS-TV in Bellingham, Wash.; WIXT-TV in Syracuse, N.Y.; KKTV-TV in Colorado Springs, Colo.; KCBA-TV in Salinas and KGET-TV in Bakersfield, Calif. Ackerley also owns radio stations WAXY-FM in Ft. Lauderdale and KJR-AM and KLTX-FM in Seattle.
 ACKERLEY COMMUNICATIONS INC.
 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
 (In millions except per share amounts)
 Three months ended Nine months ended
 Sept. 30, 1993 1992 1993 1992
 Revenue $39.0 $39.6 $138.6 $135.2
 Adjusted operating profit before
 depreciation, amortization,
 interest and loss on
 disposition 8.5 8.3 26.7 27.2
 Net income (loss) prior to
 dispositions 0.5 (0.6) 2.8 (0.7)
 Net income (loss) applicable
 to common shares 0.0 (0.6) 2.2 (0.7)
 Net income (loss) per common
 share 0.00 (0.04) 0.15 (0.05)
 Weighted average number of
 common shares 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4
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 /CONTACT: Susan Mortensen of Ackerley Communications, 206-624-2888/
 (AK)


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