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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 15, 2010

Media General to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Results, Host Conference Call on January 28

RICHMOND, Va. – Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) will announce its fourth-quarter 2009 results on Thursday, January 28, before the market opens.  The full text of the release and financials will be available on the company’s Web site, www.mediageneral.com.

The company will hold a conference call with financial analysts that day at 2 p.m. ET.  The conference call will be available to the media and general public through a limited number of listen-only dial-in conference lines and via simultaneous Webcast.

To dial in to the call, listeners may call 1-800-659-2037 about 10 minutes prior to the 2 p.m. start.  The participant passcode is “Media General.”  Listeners may also access the live Webcast by logging on to www.mediageneral.com and clicking on the “Live Webcast” link on the homepage about 10 minutes in advance.

A replay of the Webcast will be available online at www.mediageneral.com beginning at 5 p.m. on January 28, 2010.  A telephone replay is also available, beginning at 5 p.m. on January 28, 2010 and ending at 5 p.m. on February 4, 2010, by dialing 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888, and using the passcode 72291164.

About Media General
Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeastern United States.  Media General’s operations are organized in five geographic market segments and a sixth segment that includes the company’s interactive advertising services and certain other operations. The company’s operations include 18 network-affiliated television stations and associated Web sites, 21 daily newspapers and associated Web sites, more than 200 specialty publications that include weekly newspapers, and niche publications targeted to various demographic, geographic and topical communities of interest.  Many of the company’s specialty publications have associated Web sites.  Media General operates three interactive advertising services companies:  Blockdot, which specializes in interactive entertainment and advergaming technologies; DealTaker.com, a coupon and shopping Web site; and NetInformer, a leading provider of wireless media and mobile marketing services.

Investor Contact:
Lou Anne Nabhan
(804) 649-6103

Media Contact:
Ray Kozakewicz
(804) 649-6748