Jarvis Communications, based in Coos Bay, OR. Founded by Matt Jarvis in 1991, JC has owned and operated a commercial AM radio station and a weekly standard newspaper on the Central Oregon Coast prior to launching the "Bay Area Daily News" in the Coos Bay - North Bend community in 2005. It was replaced with the new full-size standard newspaper the "Bay Area Weekly," which is now available on line at www.jcnew.us. The BAW was followed by the launching of "Pacific Coast Living. It is a monthly which addresses the largest population age base on the Oregon Coast, those over 50. PCL is distributed from Newport to Brookings and contains features on health, history, financial, and complete resources for those over 50. Beginning in July of 2011, Jarvis Communications launched its third publication. The Bay Area Police Gazette is a monthly tabloid that is distributed in Coos County. It contains information about arrests in Coos County as well as significant police reports from the entire Oregon Coast. The PCL and BAPG can be found at the normal news stands for free as well as on the website, www.jcnews.us. JC also provides an audio news broadcast on the website for Bay Area listeners who like to hear local news and sports broadcasts. A separate Oregon Coast News & Sports Network feed for radio stations along the Oregon Coast is also provided.
The Bay Area Weekly, which grew in popularity and was hard to find for readers, went to the Internet with a website a year ago. The website www.jcnews.us continues to attract new readers and actually surpassed the printed BAW in the number of readers. On July 1, 2011, the BAW went totally Internet. The move dramatically increases the circulation and also offers us the opportunity to show all photos in color as well as ads. And, we can add additional pages when necessary. The BAW has become the Bay Area's most popular locally owned newspaper and will continue to publish news, sports and events pertinent to not only the Bay Area, but the Oregon Coast and region as well.
Bay Area Police Gazette grew out of popularity of the "Police Beat" inside the BAW. The stories are now placed in a tabloid format that is distributed once a month. The publication began with the first issue in August 2011.