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Chambers Communications Corporation records , circa 1966-1997
- Chambers Communications Corporation
- Chambers Communications Corporation records
- circa 1966-1997
567 linear feet, (378 record storage boxes)
- Collection Number
- Coll 427
- Chambers Communications Corp. was a TV news production company in Eugene, Oregon. The collection contains film, videotape, DVDs, and paper reference logs.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
1299 University of Oregon
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Historical NoteReturn to Top
Chambers Communications Corp. was a TV news production company in Eugene, Oregon. The company produced daily TV news and feature programming for the ABC affiliate station KEZI. In 1959, a group of Eugene investors formed Liberty Communications and were granted a license to establish Eugene's second television station (the first was KVAL). The investors included Julio Silva and his daughter, Carolyn S. Chambers. KEZI went on the air for the first time on Dec. 19, 1960. In February 1983, Denver-based Tele-Communications, Inc. purchased Liberty Communications' cable and television assets. At the time of the sale, Liberty owned thirty-three cable television systems and five other television stations in eleven states. In April 1983, Carolyn Chambers formed Chambers Communications Corp. and purchased several former Liberty entities, including KEZI. Chambers Communications Corp. also owned two other ABC affiliates, as well as three WB stations in Oregon. The company was sold in March 2014 to Heartland Media, based on Atlanta, Georgia.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains news segments produced for daily local newscasts, in-depth feature stories, some complete newscasts, year-end retrospectives, sports shows, and miscellaneous content produced or purchased by Chambers Communications Corp.. The collection consists of 16mm film, various videotape formats, DVDs, and paper reference logs.
The bulk of the news collection covers 1966-1997. "Miscellaneous" content ranges from 1938-2011.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Broadcast journalism--Oregon--Eugene
- Mass media--United States
- Television broadcasting of news--Oregon--Eugene
- Television broadcasting--Oregon--Eugene
- Television broadcasting--United States
Form or Genre Terms
- Logs (records)