The NorthCoastNow Family

Lorain County Printing and Publishing Company and NorthCoastNow 

NorthCoastNow is a diverse family-run organization that operates award-winning newspapers and radio stations. NorthCoastNow ability to help businesses reach their customers on both radio and newspapers allows us to help maximize their valued marketing dollars. With the new addition of NorthCoastNow Digital, we are your one-stop shop for all marketing needs. NorthCoastNow marketing experts take the time to listen to the needs of your business and then create a marketing plan using all of our marketing mediums. 

Our Print Media

Readers today have many options for their news consumption. NorthCoastNow reporters are in tune with their communities. This unmatched hyperlocal reporting has allowed readers to love and trust our print media. NorthCoastNow president and publisher Bill Hudnutt knows the importance of hyperlocal media and is dedicated to delivering impactful news to readers.

The Chronicle-Telegram

Since the late 1920s, the Hudnutt family has owned and operated the Chronicle-Telegram. Readers enjoy the Chronicle-Telegram in Lorain County and portions of Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron, Medina, and Ashland counties. Readers can count on dedicated hyperlocal news coverage to help them stay informed on what is happening in their community. 


The Gazette has been serving Medina County since 1832. The Gazette is committed to bringing awarding-winning hyperlocal local news to Medina County readers. Readers can count on The Gazette to deliver the latest news happening in their communities. 

The Lorain County Community Guide 

The Lorain County Community Guide is a weekly newspaper serving Amherst, Oberlin, Wellington, and surrounding townships. It is the successor to the Amherst News-Times, Oberlin News-Tribune, and Wellington Enterprise, all weekly newspapers published for roughly a century. The Community Guide is a subscriber-based print product published each Thursday and relied upon by its readers for local government, culture, events, school, and sports coverage.

On The Air

NorthCoastNow radio stations offer listeners a wide range of enjoyment options to meet their needs. Listeners have come to trust our stations to deliver local news, sports from local, college, professional, and extensive music playlists. 

WLKR 95.3, based in Milan near Sandusky, features news, sports, and alternative rock

  1.  Extensive music catalog
  2. Sports broadcasting Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Ohio State University basketball/football games, and area high school sports.
  3. Local news and community programming 

 AM930/100.3FM WEOL Based in Elyria features news, sports, and talk

  1. Signed on 1948
  2. Run syndicated talk, fox sports, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, The Ohio State University, Blue Jackets, high school sports, 
  3. Community programming and local news.

Based in Milan near Sandusky, 96.1FM WKFM (K96) features the best in country music.

  1. Full NASCAR cup series 
  2. Extensive catalog of the classic and new country music 
  3. As well as a range of community programming and local news.

Bringing The Best To You

NorthCoastNow’s deep history with traditional media has earned the trust of listeners and readers, along with local businesses connecting with these consumers. NorthCoastNow Digital allows businesses to continue connecting with readers and listeners once they leave our award-winning stations and newspapers.  

NorthCoastNow Digital specializes in all things digital advertising from websites, social media, and much more. We understand the importance of hyperlocal marketing, and our experienced media reps are ready to build a marketing plan that blends traditional and digital marketing.

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