Important Company Milestones
2001: The Standard-Examiner converts to a new offset printing press, The KBA Comet.
2000: The Standard-Examiner switches from an afternoon to a morning publication on June 1.
2000: The Standard-Examiner moves to Business Depot Ogden.
1995: The Standard-Examiner establishes an internet presence with the debut of standard.net.
1993: The Standard-Examiner becomes a subsidiary of Sandusky Newspaper Group.
Early 1990’s: Daily circulation for the Standard-Examiner reaches 55,000 with almost 85% of Weber County homes subscribing to the newspaper.
1992: Randall C. Hatch, the great-grandson of Ogden Standard publisher William Galsmann, becomes the newspapers 7th publisher.
1989: The Hatch family buys out the Glasmanns to consolidate ownership of Standard Corp.
1983: The Ogden Standard-Examiner converts from typewriters to using computers to produce the news and run the company’s operations.
1969: The Oden Standard-Examiner’s new press prints up to 70,000 48-page newspapers in a hour.
1961: The Ogden Standard-Examiner purchases the old Utah National Guard building @ 455 23rd St in Ogden, moving the operation from 24th & Keisel Ave.
1959: The Ogden Standard-Examiner’s circulation tops 30,000
1956: Ogden Standard-Examiner owners purchase control of KUTV Channel 2.
1945: Ogden Standard-Examiner owners establish KALL Radio, AM 910.
1934: Ogden Standard-Examiner owners purchase KLO Radio, AM 1430, which they operated until 1970.
1920: The Ogden Standard and the Ogden Morning Examiner merge, becoming what would be known for decades as the Ogden Standard-Examiner.
1911: J.J. Eldredge purchases the Ogden Morning Examiner, competing with the Ogden Standard.
1904: The Ogden Morning Examiner begins publishing using the Ogden Standard’s presses.
1892: William Glasmann purchases the Ogden Standard and becomes publisher. Circulation is 1,500.
1888: Frank J. Cannon founds and begins publishing the Ogden Standard – forerunner to today’s Standard-Examiner, in the Peery Building @ 23rd St. & Washington Ave.
1869: Ogden’s first newspaper rolls off the press; one day after the historic driving of the Golden Spike that completed the transcontinental railroad.