Adams Publishing Group acquires The Dundalk Eagle

March 23, 2015

Easton, MD – Adams Publishing Group, LLC announced today that it has acquired The Dundalk Eagle, the largest paid weekly newspaper in Baltimore County, from Kimbel Publication, Inc., which founded the newspaper over 45 years ago.

The Dundalk Eagle is now part of APG Media of Chesapeake, which includes two dailies The Star Democrat (Easton, MD) and Cecil Whig (Elkton, MD) along with nine weekly newspapers, six monthly/specialty magazines, six websites, and five mobile apps. These products cover nine counties in Maryland and Delaware and each week nearly one million people read the content they produce.

The acquisition of The Dundalk Eagle allows APG Media of Chesapeake to further diversify and strengthen its holdings around the Chesapeake Region and specifically in Baltimore County. With this acquisition, APG also purchased the property the Dundalk Eagle operates from in Dundalk at 4 North Center Place and will continue to operate from this location moving forward.

“We are excited about the addition of The Dundalk Eagle into our family of newspapers in the Chesapeake Region. I have long admired the award winning work that the staff at The Eagle has produced under the leadership of Publisher Deborah Cornely. We see great synergies between what we can offer to assist the growth of the publication and what the staff at The Eagle can offer with their experience in running a larger distribution weekly newspaper,” said APG Media of Chesapeake President David Fike.

“For more than four decades, my family has been integrally involved with the weekly production of The Dundalk Eagle. It was important for us to ensure our paper was transferred to capable hands. Given APG’s extensive experience in the media industry, we are confident The Eagle will continue to thrive under their influence,” said Cornely.

This acquisition by family-owned Adams Publishing Group follows the October acquisition of The Athens NEWS located in the southeastern part of Ohio, the August acquisition of The Chronotype in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and the July acquisition of Huckle Media located in Southern Minnesota with 10 community newspapers, 17 websites, shopping guides, magazines, a digital agency and commercial printing facilities. In March, Adams acquired three divisions of American Consolidated Media located in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and Maryland with 34 print publications and related media operations.

In addition to newspapers, the family owns radio stations, the nation’s largest privately held outdoor advertising company, magazines and commercial printing businesses. It also has owned television stations and currently owns other non-media businesses, including Camping World/Good Sam Enterprises.

The sale was a private acquisition between APG and Kimbel Publication.

APG Contact: David Fike – President APG Media of Chesapeake, LLC
410-770-4040    dfike@chespub.com