GCI attacks KTUU-TV for being owned by “outsiders” in its advertising campaigns. As a point of fact, three families have owned and operated KTUU-TV during its 60 year history. Pioneer broadcaster Al Bramstedt Sr. sold the station to Zaser-Longston, a family run business from Washington state in 1981. Schurz Communications, a family run, 143-year-old media business purchased it in 2008. GCI somehow sees a material difference between the telecom/cable company being publicly traded and answering to Wall Street and privately run family owned business headquartered outside Alaska.