Stone & Ward, the Little Rock advertising, marketing and public relations firm, beat out 17 agencies for Entergy of New Orleans’ media-buying account. Stone & Ward will place ads for the energy company’s safety campaigns and emergency placement in its four states of operation: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
• The Newport Daily Independent has gone semi-weekly, publishing editions on Wednesdays and Fridays. Accordingly, the newspaper has changed its name to The Newport Independent.
• Dina Mason has moved again. The publisher of the Paragould Daily Press is now working for a radio company in Paragould. Donna Estes has returned to the Daily Press to take her place. Estes was most recently sales manager at Paxton Media Group’s Jonesboro Sun.
• King-Sullivan Radio of Clinton purchased 26 percent of KGFL-AM, 1110/KHPQ-FM, 92.1, from Weber-King Radio, also of Clinton, for $75,000. KGFL is a news/talk station; KHPQ is a country station. King-Sullivan bought its share for $75,000.
• The American Family Association Inc. of Tupelo, Miss., is buying a construction permit for KBPW-FM of Hampton from Educational Opportunities Inc. of Washington. The station will have a Christian format.