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Media General Inc. (MEG: Quote) reported that its first-quarter net loss was $34 million, or $1.53 per share, compared with a net loss of $26 million, or $1.15 per share, in the 2011 first quarter.

First-quarter 2012 results included debt modification costs of $10 million related to the amendment of the company's bank credit facility, including legal, advisory and arrangement fees related to the refinancing. Interest expense in the first quarter of 2012 decreased 8.5 percent from last year.

Total revenues in the 2012 first quarter of $150 million increased 0.4 percent from last year on the strength of higher Broadcast revenues, partially offset by lower Print and Digital Media revenues.

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