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February 6, 2009

Wikipedia: Riverfront Times

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Riverfront Times

The June 26, 2008 edition of
the Riverfront Times
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid

Owner Village Voice Media
Editor Tom Finkel
Founded 1977
Headquarters Tivoli Building
6358 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
United States
Circulation 81,276 weekly


The Riverfront Times (also known as the RFT) is an alternative newsweekly in St. Louis, Missouri that consists of local politics, music, arts and dining news in the print edition and daily updates to blogs and photo galleries on its Web site. The paper and Web site also feature a weekly syndicated column by sex advice writer Dan Savage.

As of June 2008, Riverfront Times has an ABC-audited weekly circulation of 81,276 copies.[1]


The paper was founded in 1977 by Ray Hartmann who sold the newspaper in 1998 to New Times Media[2] (now known, following a 2006 merger, as Village Voice Media).

The paper has received considerable recognition and claims more than three dozen awards from the Missouri Press Association,[citation needed] along with the group’s Gold Cup.[citation needed] It is widely distributed at various locations around the St. Louis area.


  1. ^ “Association of Alternative Newsweeklies”. Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved on 2008-09-16.
  2. ^ “New Times, Inc. Buys Riverfront Times”. Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (1998-09-16). Retrieved on 2008-12-27.

External links

  • RFT website
  • Ray Hartmann’s Farewell Reflection
  • RFT’s annual Best Of St. Louis section
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