United States
                       Securities and Exchange Commission
                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 10-Q

(MARK ONE)

[x] Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 For the Quarterly Period ended June 30, 2002

                                       or

[ ] Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 For the transition period from _________ to _________


Commission file number 1-11588

                            Saga Communications, Inc.
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             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                     Delaware                              38-3042953
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         (State or other jurisdiction of                (I.R.S. Employer
          incorporation or organization)               Identification No.)


               73 Kercheval Avenue
          Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan                      48236
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     (Address of principal executive offices)              (Zip Code)


                                 (313) 886-7070
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              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required
to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during
the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was
required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing
requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  X    No    .
                                       ----    ----

The number of shares of the registrant's Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value,
and Class B Common Stock, $.01 par value, outstanding as of July 31, 2002 was
18,326,033 and 2,360,370, respectively.





                                      INDEX

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PART I.       FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.       Financial Statements (Unaudited)

              Condensed consolidated balance sheets--June 30, 2002
              and December 31, 2001                                           3

              Condensed consolidated statements of income--Three and
              six months ended June 30, 2002 and 2001                         5

              Condensed consolidated statements of cash flows--Six
              months ended June 30, 2002 and 2001                             6

              Notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial
              statements                                                      7

Item 2.       Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
              Condition and Results of Operations                            16

PART II.      OTHER INFORMATION

Item 4.       Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders            28

Item 6.       Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K                               28

Signatures                                                                   29


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                         PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION


ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


                            Saga Communications, Inc.
                      Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                             (dollars in thousands)


                                                JUNE 30,        DECEMBER 31,
                                                 2002               2001
                                              ----------        -----------
                                              (UNAUDITED)

ASSETS
Current assets:
    Cash and cash equivalents                  $   9,753         $  11,843
    Accounts receivable, net                      20,689            19,185
    Prepaid expenses                               1,618             2,811
    Other current assets                           1,922             1,680
                                               ---------         ---------
Total current assets                              33,982            35,519

Property and equipment                           115,138           110,172
    Less accumulated depreciation                (57,875)          (55,003)
                                               ---------         ---------
Net property and equipment                        57,263            55,169

Other assets:
    Broadcast licenses, net                       92,543            86,835
    Goodwill, net                                 22,754            20,929
    Other intangibles                                868             1,118
    Deferred costs and investments, net            3,623             3,151
                                               ---------         ---------
Total other assets                               119,788           112,033
                                               ---------         ---------
                                               $ 211,033         $ 202,721
                                               =========         =========



      See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
                      Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                             (dollars in thousands)


                                                   JUNE 30,         DECEMBER 31,
                                                     2002              2001
                                                  ----------        -----------
                                                  (UNAUDITED)

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
    Accounts payable                               $     792         $     944
    Other current liabilities                         10,548            10,217
    Current portion of long-term debt                  4,552               275
                                                   ---------         ---------
Total current liabilities                             15,892            11,436

Deferred income taxes                                 11,180             9,990
Long-term debt                                       100,724           105,226
Other                                                  1,289             1,007

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
    Common stock                                         208               166
    Additional paid-in capital                        44,436            43,185
    Note receivable from principal stockholder            --              (171)
    Retained earnings                                 39,905            34,483
    Accumulated other comprehensive income              (438)             (340)
    Treasury stock                                    (2,142)           (2,198)
    Unearned compensation on restricted stock            (21)              (63)
                                                   ---------         ---------
Total stockholders' equity                            81,948            75,062
                                                   ---------         ---------
                                                   $ 211,033         $ 202,721
                                                   =========         =========


Note: The balance sheet at December 31, 2001 has been derived from the audited
financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information
and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United
States for complete financial statements.


See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
                   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
                      (in thousands except per share data)
                                    Unaudited



                                                                   THREE MONTHS                    SIX MONTHS
                                                                      ENDED                           ENDED
                                                                     JUNE 30,                        JUNE 30,
                                                            -------------------------------------------------------
                                                              2002            2001             2002           2001
                                                            --------        --------         --------        --------
                                                                                                 
Net operating revenue                                       $ 29,763        $ 28,014         $ 53,691        $ 50,807
Operating expenses:
   Programming and technical                                   6,363           6,075           12,764          12,135
   Selling                                                     8,008           7,361           13,880          13,263
   Station general and administrative                          4,493           3,743            8,853           7,719
   Corporate general and administrative                        1,542           1,539            2,834           2,895
   Depreciation                                                1,534           1,422            2,975           2,805
   Amortization                                                  125           1,064              250           2,057
                                                            --------        --------         --------        --------
 Operating profit                                              7,698           6,810           12,135           9,933
Other (income) expense:
   Interest expense                                            1,367           1,942            2,708           3,745
   Other                                                          10             (48)               3             310
                                                            --------        --------         --------        --------
Income before income tax                                       6,321           4,916            9,424           5,878
Income tax provision                                           2,656           2,066            3,959           2,494
                                                            --------        --------         --------        --------
Net income                                                  $  3,665        $  2,850         $  5,465        $  3,384
                                                            ========        ========         ========        ========
Earnings per share:
   Basic                                                    $    .18        $    .14         $    .27        $    .17
                                                            ========        ========         ========        ========
   Diluted                                                  $    .17        $    .14         $    .26        $    .16
                                                            ========        ========         ========        ========
Weighted average common shares                                20,585          20,483           20,550          20,463
                                                            ========        ========         ========        ========
Weighted average common and common equivalent shares
                                                              21,250          20,885           21,152          20,864
                                                            ========        ========         ========        ========


See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
                 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                             (dollars in thousands)
                                    Unaudited


                                                         SIX MONTHS ENDED
                                                              JUNE 30,
                                                       2002              2001
                                                    ---------         --------

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
    Cash provided by operating activities            $ 10,250         $  7,519

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
    Acquisition of property and equipment              (3,417)          (3,406)
    Proceeds from sale of assets                           21                3
    Increase in intangibles and other assets             (701)          (5,242)
    Acquisition of stations                            (9,070)         (14,407)
                                                     --------         --------
Net cash used in investing activities                 (13,167)         (23,052)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
    Proceeds from long-term debt                           --           11,250
    Payments on long-term debt                           (225)            (341)
    Net proceeds from exercise of stock options         1,052              304
    Purchase of shares held in treasury                    --             (725)
                                                     --------         --------
Net cash provided by financing activities                 827           10,488

                                                     --------         --------
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents              (2,090)          (5,045)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period         11,843            8,670
                                                     --------         --------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period             $  9,753         $  3,625
                                                     ========         ========

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
              Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
                                    Unaudited


1.  BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been
prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim
financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of
Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and
footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for annual
financial statements. In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal
recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been
included. Operating results for the six months ended June 30, 2002 are not
necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending
December 31, 2002. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial
statements and footnotes thereto included in the Saga Communications, Inc.
Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2001.


2.  RECLASSIFICATION

Certain amounts previously reported in the 2001 financial statements have been
reclassified to conform to the 2002 presentation.


3.  STOCK SPLIT

On June 15, 2002 we consummated a five-for-four split of our Class A and Class B
Common Stock, resulting in additional shares being issued of approximately
3,685,000 and 472,000, respectively, for holders of record on May 31, 2002. All
share and per share information in the accompanying financial statements has
been restated retroactively to reflect the split.

4.  ADOPTION OF ACCOUNTING POLICIES

In June 2001, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statements of
Financial Accounting Standards No. 141 ("Statement 141"), Business Combinations,
and No. 142 ("Statement 142"), Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. The
requirements of Statement 141 are effective for any business combination after
June 30, 2001. Statement 141 eliminates the pooling-of-interests method of
accounting for business combinations and changes the criteria to recognize
intangible assets apart from goodwill. We have historically used the purchase
method to account for all business combinations and therefore, the adoption of
Statement 141 did not have a material impact on our financial position, cash
flows or results of operations.


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited


4.  ADOPTION OF ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

Under Statement 142, goodwill and intangible assets deemed to have indefinite
lives are no longer amortized and are subject to annual (or more frequent if
impairment indicators arise) impairment tests. Separable intangible assets that
have finite lives will continue to be amortized over their useful lives. The
amortization provisions of Statement 142 apply to goodwill and intangible assets
acquired after June 30, 2001. With respect to goodwill and intangible assets
acquired prior to July 1, 2001, the amortization provisions of Statement 142 are
effective upon adoption.

We adopted Statement 142 on January 1, 2002. Reported income and earnings per
share adjusted to exclude broadcast license and goodwill amortization is as
follows:





          ADJUSTED NET INCOME FOR ADOPTION OF                       THREE MONTHS ENDED               SIX MONTHS ENDED
              STATEMENT 142 (UNAUDITED)                                   JUNE 30,                         JUNE 30,
         (IN THOUSANDS EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)                        2002             2001             2002             2001
                                                                  ---------        ---------        ---------        ---------
                                                                                                         
Reported net income                                               $   3,665        $   2,850        $   5,465        $   3,384
Add back: amortization of goodwill, net of tax provision
    of $121 and $254                                                     --              177               --              344
Add back: amortization of broadcast licenses, net of tax
    provision of $210 and $440                                           --              309               --              598
                                                                  ---------        ---------        ---------        ---------
Adjusted net income                                               $   3,665        $   3,336        $   5,465        $   4,326
                                                                  =========        =========        =========        =========
Basic earnings per share:
Reported net income per share -- basic                            $     .18        $     .14        $     .27        $     .17
Add back: amortization of goodwill, net of taxes                         --              .01               --              .02
Add back: amortization of broadcast licenses, net of taxes               --              .01               --              .02
                                                                  ---------        ---------        ---------        ---------
Adjusted net income per share -- basic                            $     .18        $     .16        $     .27        $     .21
                                                                  =========        =========        =========        =========
Diluted earnings per share:
Reported net income per share -- diluted                          $     .17        $     .14        $     .26        $     .16
Add back: amortization of goodwill, net of taxes                         --              .01               --              .02
Add back: amortization of broadcast licenses, net of taxes               --              .01               --              .03
                                                                  ---------        ---------        ---------        ---------
Adjusted net income per share -- diluted                          $     .17        $     .16        $     .26        $     .21
                                                                  =========        =========        =========        =========


During the first quarter of 2002, we completed the required transitional
impairment test prescribed by Statement 142 for our broadcast licenses (which we
have deemed as indefinite lived since the licenses are expected to generate cash
flows indefinitely). The results of these tests indicate that there is no
impairment for these intangibles as of January 1, 2002.


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited

4.  ADOPTION OF ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

During the second quarter of 2002, we completed the required transitional
impairment test prescribed by Statement 142 for goodwill. The results of these
tests indicate that there is no impairment for goodwill as of January 1, 2002.

We have recorded amortizable intangible assets at June 30, 2002 as follows:

                                          GROSS CARRYING      ACCUMULATED
                                             AMOUNT           AMORTIZATION
                                          --------------      ------------
                                                    (In thousands)
Non-competition agreements                   $ 4,315            $ 3,920
Favorable lease agreements                     4,804              4,331
                                             -------            -------
Total amortizable intangible assets          $ 9,119            $ 8,251
                                             =======            =======

Aggregate amortization expense for these amortizable intangible assets for the
six months ended June 30, 2002 was $250,000.

Effective January 1, 2002 we adopted Statement No. 144 ("Statement 144")
Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets. Statement 144
provides a consistent method to value long-lived assets to be disposed of and
broadens the presentation of discontinued operations to include more disposal
transactions. The adoption of Statement 144 did not have a material effect on
our financial position, cash flows or results of operations.


5.  TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME AND ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME




                                                       THREE MONTHS                SIX MONTHS
                                                           ENDED                      ENDED
 TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME                               JUNE 30,                   JUNE 30,
  CONSISTS OF:                                  ------------------------------------------------
                                                  2002          2001          2002         2001
                                                --------     --------       --------    --------
                                                               (In thousands)
                                                                            
Net income                                      $  3,665     $  2,850       $  5,465    $  3,384
Accumulated other comprehensive income:
    Change in fair value of derivative
      instruments, net of taxes                     (376)          --            (98)         --
                                                --------     --------       --------    --------
Total comprehensive income                      $  3,289     $  2,850       $  5,367    $  3,384
                                                ========     ========       ========    ========


Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income is comprised solely of the changes in the
fair value of derivatives at June 30, 2002 and December 31, 2001.


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited


6.  INCOME TAXES

Our effective tax rate is higher than the federal statutory rate as a result of
certain non-deductible depreciation and amortization expenses and the inclusion
of state taxes in the income tax amount.


7.  ACQUISITIONS

We actively seek and explore opportunities for expansion through the
acquisition of additional broadcast properties. As a result of this activity we
expect to be the leading broadcaster in the markets where we acquire properties.

On February 1, 2001, we acquired two FM and two AM radio stations (WCVQ-FM,
WZZP-FM, WDXN-AM and WJMR-AM) serving the Clarksville, Tennessee / Hopkinsville,
Kentucky market for approximately $6,700,000.

On February 1, 2001, we acquired an FM radio station (WVVR-FM) serving the
Clarksville, Tennessee / Hopkinsville, Kentucky market for approximately
$7,000,000, including approximately $1,000,000 of our Class A Common Stock. The
radio station was owned by a company in which a member of our Board of Directors
had a 35% beneficial ownership interest. The purchase price was determined on an
arm's length basis. We also obtained an opinion from an independent appraiser
that the purchase price was fair from a financial point of view.

On April 1, 2001, we acquired an AM and FM radio station (WHAI-FM and WHMQ-AM)
serving the Greenfield, Massachusetts market for approximately $2,200,000.

On July 1, 2001, we acquired two FM radio stations (KMIT-FM and KUQL-FM) serving
the Mitchell, South Dakota market for approximately $4,050,000. This transaction
has been accounted for in accordance with Statement 141 as summarized in Note 4.
The effect of applying Statement 141 is immaterial to the accompanying financial
statements.

On May 1, 2002, we acquired two FM and two AM radio stations (WKNE-AM/FM and
WKVT-AM/FM) serving the Keene, New Hampshire and Brattleboro, Vermont markets,
respectively, for approximately $9,075,000 plus approximately $300,000 in
additional transaction costs, which have been included in goodwill. This
transaction has been accounted for in accordance with Statement 141 as
summarized in Note 4. The effect of applying Statement 141 is immaterial to the
accompanying financial statements.


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited

7. ACQUISITIONS (CONTINUED)

The consolidated statements of income include the operating results of the
acquired stations from their respective dates of acquisition. All acquisitions
were accounted for as purchases and, accordingly, the total costs were allocated
to the acquired assets and assumed liabilities based on their estimated fair
values as of the acquisition dates. The excess of the consideration paid over
the estimated fair value of net assets acquired have been recorded as goodwill,
which is deductible for tax purposes. The following condensed balance sheet
represents the estimated fair value assigned to the related assets and
liabilities of the 2002 and 2001 acquisitions at their respective acquisition
dates. We are in the process of finalizing the allocations, thus the allocation
is preliminary.

                            SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
       CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET OF 2002 AND 2001 ACQUISITIONS
                                 (IN THOUSANDS)




                                                                 2002                  2001
                                                             ----------------------------------
                                                             ACQUISITIONS          ACQUISITIONS
                                                             ------------          ------------
                                                                              
ASSETS ACQUIRED:
Current assets                                                 $   274              $    684
Property and equipment                                           1,634                 4,737
Other assets:
    Broadcast licenses                                           5,708                14,941
    Excess of cost over fair value of assets acquired            1,521                   113
    Other intangibles, deferred costs and investments               --                   227
                                                               -------               -------
Total other assets                                               7,229                15,281
                                                               -------               -------
Total assets acquired                                            9,137                20,702
                                                               -------               -------
LIABILITIES ASSUMED:
Current liabilities                                                 67                   471
Deferred income taxes                                               --                   245
                                                               -------               -------
Total liabilities assumed                                           67                   716
                                                               -------               -------
Net assets acquired                                            $ 9,070               $19,986
                                                               =======               =======


The following unaudited pro forma results of our operations for the three and
six months ended June 30, 2002 and 2001 assume the 2002 and 2001 acquisitions
occurred as of January 1, 2001. The pro forma results give effect to certain
adjustments, including depreciation, amortization of intangible assets,
increased interest expense on acquisition debt and related income tax effects.
The pro forma results have been prepared for comparative purposes only and do
not purport to indicate the results of operations which would actually have
occurred had the combinations been in effect on the dates indicated or which may
occur in the future.

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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited


7. ACQUISITIONS (CONTINUED)

PRO FORMA RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR ACQUISITIONS:




                                                               THREE MONTHS               SIX MONTHS
                                                                   ENDED                     ENDED
                                                                  JUNE 30,                  JUNE 30,
                                                           ------------------------------------------------
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS                           2002         2001         2002          2001
                                                           -------      -------       -------       -------
                                                                    (In thousands except per share data)

                                                                                        
Net operating revenue                                      $29,931      $28,891       $54,335       $52,886
Station operating expense                                   18,992       17,835        35,996        34,848
                                                           -------      -------       -------       -------
Station operating income                                    10,939       11,056        18,339        18,038
Corporate general and administrative                         1,542        1,539         2,834         2,895
Depreciation                                                 1,543        1,479         3,013         2,953
Amortization                                                   125        1,064           250         2,101
                                                           -------      -------       -------       -------
Operating profit                                             7,729        6,974        12,242        10,089
Interest expense                                             1,367        1,942         2,708         3,799
Other                                                           10          (48)            3           310
Income tax provision                                         2,669        2,135         4,004         2,538
                                                           -------      -------       -------       -------
Net income                                                 $ 3,683      $ 2,945       $ 5,527       $ 3,442
                                                           =======      =======       =======       =======
Basic earnings per share                                   $   .18      $   .14       $  .27        $   .17
                                                           =======      =======       =======       =======
Diluted earnings per share                                 $   .17      $   .14       $  .26        $   .16
                                                           =======      =======       =======       =======





                                                                THREE MONTHS               SIX MONTHS
                                                                   ENDED                     ENDED
                                                                  JUNE 30,                  JUNE 30,
                                                           ------------------------------------------------
RADIO BROADCASTING SEGMENT                                   2002         2001          2002          2001
                                                           -------      -------       -------       -------
                                                                           (In thousands)
                                                                                        
Net operating revenue                                      $26,926      $26,193       $48,575       $47,718
Station operating expense                                   16,582       15,859        31,430        30,807
                                                           -------      -------       -------       -------
Station operating income                                    10,344       10,334        17,145        16,911
Corporate general and administrative                            --           --            --            --
Depreciation                                                 1,139        1,030         2,206         2,059
Amortization                                                   119          881           238         1,768
                                                           -------      -------       -------       -------
Operating profit                                           $ 9,086      $ 8,423       $14,701       $13,084
                                                           =======      =======       =======       =======



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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited

7.  ACQUISITIONS (CONTINUED)




                                                               THREE MONTHS                 SIX MONTHS
                                                                  ENDED                       ENDED
                                                                 JUNE 30,                    JUNE 30,
                                                           -----------------------------------------------
TELEVISION BROADCASTING SEGMENT                             2002         2001          2002          2001
                                                           ------       ------         ------       ------
                                                                               (In thousands)
                                                                                        
Net operating revenue                                      $3,005       $2,698         $5,760       $5,168
Station operating expense                                   2,410        1,976          4,566        4,041
                                                           ------       ------         ------       ------
Station operating income                                      595          722          1,194        1,127
Corporate general and administrative                           --           --             --           --
Depreciation                                                  354          404            708          807
Amortization                                                    6           97             12          195
                                                           ------       ------         ------       ------
Operating profit (loss)                                    $  235       $  221         $  474       $  125
                                                           ======       ======         ======       ======



8.  SEGMENT INFORMATION

Our operations are aligned into two business segments: Radio and Television.
These business segments are consistent with our management of these businesses
and our financial reporting structure.

The Radio segment includes all 61 of our radio stations and three radio
information networks. The Television segment consists of 7 television stations.
The Radio and Television segments both derive their revenue from the sale of
commercial broadcast inventory.

The category "Corporate and Other" represents the income and expense not
allocated to reportable segments.

We evaluate performance of our operating entities based on operating profit
(loss) before corporate general and administrative, depreciation and
amortization ("station operating income"). We believe that station operating
income is useful because it provides a meaningful comparison of operating
performance between companies in the broadcasting industry and serves as an
indicator of the market value of a group of stations. Station operating income
is generally recognized by the broadcasting industry as a measure of performance
and is used by analysts who report on the performance of broadcasting groups.
Station operating income is not necessarily indicative of amounts that may be
available to us for debt service requirements, other commitments, reinvestment
or other discretionary uses. Station operating income is not a measure of
liquidity or of performance in accordance with generally accepted accounting
principles, and should be viewed as a supplement to and not a substitute for the
results of operations presented on the basis of generally accepted accounting
principles.

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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited


8.  SEGMENT INFORMATION (CONTINUED)




THREE MONTHS ENDED                                                           CORPORATE
  JUNE 30, 2002:                           RADIO         TELEVISION          AND OTHER        CONSOLIDATED
                                         ---------       ----------          ----------       ------------
                                                                  (In thousands)
                                                                                     
Net operating revenue                    $  26,758         $  3,005                 --           $ 29,763
Station operating expense                   16,454            2,410                 --             18,864
                                         ---------         --------           --------           --------
Station operating income                    10,304              595                 --             10,899
Corporate general and
    administrative                              --               --           $  1,542              1,542
Depreciation                                 1,130              354                 50              1,534
Amortization                                   119                6                 --                125
                                         ---------        ---------           --------           --------
Operating profit (loss)                  $   9,055        $     235           $ (1,592)          $  7,698
                                         =========        =========           ========           ========






THREE MONTHS ENDED                                                            CORPORATE
  JUNE 30, 2001:                           RADIO         TELEVISION           AND OTHER        CONSOLIDATED
                                         ---------       -----------          ---------        ------------
                                                                   (In thousands)
                                                                                     
Net operating revenue                    $  25,316         $  2,698                 --           $  28,014
Station operating expense                   15,203            1,976                 --              17,179
                                         ---------         --------            -------           ---------
Station operating income                    10,113              722                 --              10,835
Corporate general and
    administrative                              --               --           $  1,539               1,539
Depreciation                                   973              404                 45               1,422
Amortization                                   881               97                 86               1,064
                                         ---------         --------           --------           ---------
Operating profit (loss)                  $   8,259         $    221           $ (1,670)          $   6,810
                                         =========         ========           ========           =========


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited


8.  SEGMENT INFORMATION (CONTINUED)




SIX MONTHS ENDED                                                              CORPORATE
 JUNE 30, 2002:                            RADIO          TELEVISION          AND OTHER        CONSOLIDATED
                                         ---------        ----------          ----------       ------------
                                                                  (In thousands)
                                                                                     
Net operating revenue                    $  47,931         $  5,760                 --            $ 53,691
Station operating expense                   30,931            4,566                 --              35,497
                                         ---------         --------           --------            --------
Station operating income                    17,000            1,194                 --              18,194
Corporate general and
    administrative                              --               --           $  2,834               2,834
Depreciation                                 2,168              708                 99               2,975
Amortization                                   238               12                 --                 250
                                         ---------         --------           --------            --------
Operating profit (loss)                  $  14,594         $    474           $ (2,933)           $ 12,135
                                         =========         ========           ========            ========
Total assets                             $ 170,503         $ 26,486           $ 14,044            $211,033
                                         =========         ========           ========            ========






SIX MONTHS ENDED
 JUNE 30, 2001:                                                               CORPORATE
                                           RADIO          TELEVISION          AND OTHER        CONSOLIDATED
                                         ---------        ----------          ---------        ------------
                                                                       (In thousands)
                                                                                     
Net operating revenue                    $  45,639         $  5,168                 --           $  50,807
Station operating expense                   29,076            4,041                 --              33,117
                                         ---------         --------           --------           ---------
Station operating income                    16,563            1,127                 --              17,690
Corporate general and
    administrative                              --               --           $  2,895               2,895
Depreciation                                 1,911              807                 87               2,805
Amortization                                 1,724              195                138               2,057
                                         ---------         --------           --------           ---------
Operating profit (loss)                  $  12,928         $    125           $ (3,120)          $   9,933
                                         =========         ========           ========           =========
Total assets                             $ 156,270         $ 26,077           $ 12,808           $ 195,155
                                         =========         ========           ========           =========


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                            Saga Communications, Inc.
        Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)
                                    Unaudited


9.  SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On July 1, 2002, we acquired an AM and FM radio station (WKBK-AM and WXOD-FM) in
Keene, New Hampshire for approximately $2,625,000.

On July 31, 2002 we entered into an agreement to purchase three FM radio
stations (KDEZ-FM, KDXY-FM, and KJBX-FM) serving the Jonesboro, Arkansas market
for approximately $12,000,000 including approximately $2,000,000 of our Class A
common stock. The acquisition is subject to the completion of a definitive
asset purchase agreement and the approval of the Federal Communications
Commission and is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2002.


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ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

      The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the unaudited
condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto of Saga
Communications, Inc. and its subsidiaries contained elsewhere herein.

GENERAL

      Our financial results are dependent on a number of factors, the most
significant of which is the ability to generate advertising revenue through
rates charged to advertisers. The rates a station is able to charge are, in
large part, based on a station's ability to attract audiences in the demographic
groups targeted by its advertisers, as measured principally by periodic reports
by independent national rating services. Various factors affect the rate a
station can charge, including the general strength of the local and national
economies, population growth, ability to provide popular programming, local
market competition, relative efficiency of radio and/or television broadcasting
compared to other advertising media, signal strength and government regulation
and policies. The primary operating expenses involved in owning and operating
radio stations are employee salaries, depreciation, programming expenses,
solicitation of advertising, and promotion expenses. In addition to these
expenses, owning and operating television stations involves the cost of
acquiring certain syndicated programming.

      During the years ended December 31, 2001 and 2000 and the six month
periods ended June 30, 2002 and 2001, our Columbus, Ohio and Milwaukee,
Wisconsin stations were the only operating locations representing more than 15%
of our station operating income (i.e., net operating revenue less station
operating expense). For the years ended December 31, 2001 and 2000, Columbus
accounted for an aggregate of 15% and 16%, respectively, and Milwaukee accounted
for an aggregate of 23% and 22%, respectively, of station operating income. For
the six months ended June 30, 2002 and 2001, Columbus accounted for an aggregate
of 15% and 16%, respectively, and Milwaukee accounted for an aggregate of 23%
and 24%, respectively, of station operating income. While radio revenues in each
of the Columbus and Milwaukee markets have remained relatively stable
historically, an adverse change in these radio markets or in the relative market
position of these locations could have a significant impact on our operating
results as a whole.

      Because audience ratings in the local market are crucial to a station's
financial success, we endeavor to develop strong listener/viewer loyalty. We
believe that the diversification of formats on our radio stations helps to
insulate us from the effects of changes in musical tastes of the public on any
particular format.



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      The number of advertisements that can be broadcast without jeopardizing
listening/viewing levels (and the resulting ratings) is limited in part by the
format of a particular radio station and, in the case of television stations, by
restrictions imposed by the terms of certain network affiliation and syndication
agreements. Our stations strive to maximize revenue by constantly managing the
number of commercials available for sale and adjusting prices based upon local
market conditions. In the broadcasting industry, stations often utilize trade
(or barter) agreements to generate advertising time sales in exchange for goods
or services used or useful in the operation of the stations, instead of for
cash. We minimize our use of trade agreements and historically have sold over
95% of our advertising time for cash.

      Most advertising contracts are short-term, and generally run only for a
few weeks. Most of our revenue is generated from local advertising, which is
sold primarily by each station's sales staff. For the six months ended June 30,
2002 and 2001, approximately 80% and 81%, respectively, of our gross revenue was
from local advertising. To generate national advertising sales, we engage
independent advertising sales representatives that specialize in national sales
for each of our stations.

      Our revenue varies throughout the year. Advertising expenditures, our
primary source of revenue, generally have been lowest during the winter months,
which comprise the first quarter.

      As of June 30, 2001 we owned and/or operated fifty-five radio stations,
four TV stations, two LPTV stations, and three radio information networks. As a
result of acquisitions, as of June 30, 2002 we owned and/or operated sixty-one
radio stations, four TV stations, three LPTV stations and three radio
information networks.


      Since January 1, 2001, we have acquired the following stations serving the
markets indicated:


      -        February 1, 2001: two FM and two AM radio stations (WCVQ-FM,
               WZZP-FM, WDXN-AM, and WJMR-AM) serving the Clarksville,
               Tennessee/Hopkinsville, Kentucky market for approximately
               $6,700,000.

      -        February 1, 2001: one FM radio station (WVVR-FM) serving the
               Clarksville, Tennessee / Hopkinsville, Kentucky market for
               approximately $7,000,000, including approximately $1,000,000 of
               the Company's Class A Common Stock.

      -        April 1, 2001: an AM and FM radio station (WHAI-AM and WHMQ-FM)
               serving the Greenfield, Massachusetts market for approximately
               $2,200,000.

      -        July 1, 2001: two FM radio stations (KMIT-FM and KUQL-FM)
               serving the Mitchell, South Dakota market for approximately
               $4,050,000.


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      -        May 1, 2002: two AM and two FM radio stations (WKNE-AM/FM and
               WKVT-AM/FM) serving the Keene, New Hampshire and Brattleboro,
               Vermont markets, respectively, for approximately $9,075,000.

      On July 1, 2002, we acquired an AM and FM radio station (WKBK-AM and
WXOD-FM) serving the Keene, New Hampshire market for approximately $2,625,000.

      For additional information with respect to these acquisitions, see Note 7
of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and "Liquidity and
Capital Resources" below.

      We actively seek and explore opportunities for expansion through the
acquisition of additional broadcast properties. We review acquisition
opportunities on an ongoing basis.

THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 COMPARED TO THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2001

      The following tables summarize our results of operations for the three
months ended June 30, 2002 and 2001. The as-reported percentages reflect our
historical financial results and include the results of operations for stations
that we did not own for the entire comparable period. The same station
percentages reflect the results of operations for stations that we owned for the
entire comparable period.


CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands of dollars)




                                            Three Months Ended       As-Reported     Same Station
                                                 June 30,             % Increase      % Increase
                                           2002           2001        (Decrease)      (Decrease)
                                         -------        -------       ----------     ------------
                                                                              
Net operating revenue                    $29,763        $28,014           6.24%           2.92%
Station operating expense *               18,864         17,179           9.81%           5.30%
                                         -------        -------
Station operating income                  10,899         10,835            .59%           (.86%)
Corporate G&A                              1,542          1,539            .19%           N/A
Depreciation                               1,534          1,422           7.88%          (3.94%)
Amortization                                 125          1,064         (88.25%)        (88.25%)
                                         -------        -------
Operating profit                           7,698          6,810          13.04%          11.56%
Interest expense                           1,367          1,942         (29.61%)
Other (income)expense                         10            (48)       (120.83%)
Income taxes                               2,656          2,066          28.56%
                                         -------        -------
Net income                               $ 3,665        $ 2,850          28.60%
                                         =======        =======
Basic earnings per share                    $.18           $.14          28.57%
                                         =======        =======
Diluted earnings per share                  $.17           $.14          21.43%
                                         =======        =======


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RADIO BROADCASTING SEGMENT
(In thousands of dollars)



                                            Three Months Ended        As-Reported    Same Station
                                                 June 30,             % Increase      % Increase
                                           2002            2001       (Decrease)      (Decrease)
                                         -------        -------       -----------    ------------
                                                                            
Net operating revenue                    $26,758        $25,316          5.70%          2.01%
Station operating expense *               16,454         15,203          8.23%          3.13%
                                         -------        -------
Station operating income                  10,304         10,113          1.89%           .34%
Depreciation                               1,130            973         16.14%         10.38%
Amortization                                 119            881        (86.49%)       (86.49%)
                                         -------        -------
Operating profit                         $ 9,055        $ 8,259          9.64%          8.42%



TELEVISION BROADCASTING SEGMENT
(In thousands of dollars)



                                           Three Months Ended        As-Reported     Same Station
                                                 June 30,             % Increase      % Increase
                                           2002           2001       (Decrease)       (Decrease)
                                         -------        -------      ------------    ------------
                                                                            
Net operating revenue                    $ 3,005        $ 2,698         11.38%          11.38%
Station operating expense *                2,410          1,976         21.96%          21.96%
                                         -------        -------
Station operating income                     595            722        (17.59%)        (17.59%)
Depreciation                                 354            404        (12.38%)        (12.38%)
Amortization                                   6             97        (93.81%)        (93.81%)
                                         -------        -------
Operating profit (loss)                  $   235        $   221          6.33%           6.33%


* Programming, technical, selling and station general and administrative
  expenses.

THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 COMPARED TO THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2001

      For the three months ended June 30, 2002, net operating revenue was
$29,763,000 compared with $28,014,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2001,
an increase of $1,749,000 or 6%. Approximately $932,000 or 53% of the increase
was attributable to revenue generated by stations that we did not own or operate
for the comparable period in 2001. Net operating revenue generated by stations
that we owned and operated for the entire comparable period ("same station")
increased by approximately 3% ($817,000). This increase was primarily the result
of increased advertising rates at a majority of our stations.

      Station operating expense (i.e., programming, technical, selling and
station general and administrative expenses) increased by $1,685,000 or 10% to
$18,864,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2002, compared with $17,179,000
for the three months ended June 30, 2001. Of the total increase, approximately
$775,000 or 46% was the result of the impact of the operation of stations that
we did not own or operate for the comparable period in 2001. Station operating
expense increased by approximately $910,000 or 5% on a same station basis.
$324,000 of this increase was attributable to an increase in health insurance
claims under our self-insured health insurance plan, which we believe is
non-recurring. Our Columbus, Ohio and Joplin, Missouri markets had an increase
in advertising and promotion costs of $221,000 and $70,000, respectively, to
protect their relative market positions. The remaining increase of $295,000 in
station operating expense represents a 2% increase on a same station basis.

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      Operating profit increased by $888,000 or 13% to $7,698,000 for the three
months ended June 30, 2002, compared with $6,810,000 for the three months ended
June 30, 2001. The increase was primarily the result of the $1,749,000 increase
in net operating revenue offset by the $1,685,000 increase in station operating
expense, and an $939,000 or 88% decrease in amortization expense that was
principally the result of the non-amortization provisions of the adoption of
Financial Accounting Standards No. 142, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets".
See Note 4 of the Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

      We generated net income in the amount of approximately $3,665,000 ($0.17
per share on a diluted basis) during the three months ended June 30, 2002,
compared with net income of $2,850,000 ($0.14 per share on a diluted basis) for
the three months ended June 30, 2001, an increase of approximately $815,000. The
increase in net income was principally the result of the $888,000 increase in
operating profit, a $575,000 decrease in interest expense and a $58,000 increase
in other expense, offset by a $590,000 increase in income taxes. The decrease in
interest expense was the result of lower interest rates over the prior period.

SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 COMPARED TO SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE, 30, 2001

      The following tables summarize our results of operations for the six
months ended June 30, 2002 and 2001. The as-reported percentages reflect our
historical financial results and include the results of operations for stations
that we did not own for the entire comparable period. The same station
percentages reflect the results of operations for stations that we owned for the
entire comparable period.


CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands of dollars)




                                             Six Months Ended         As-Reported    Same Station
                                                 June 30,             % Increase      % Increase
                                           2002           2001        (Decrease)      (Decrease)
                                         -------        -------       -----------    -------------
                                                                            
Net operating revenue                    $53,691        $50,807          5.68%          1.59%
Station operating expense *               35,497         33,117          7.19%          2.38%
                                         -------        -------
Station operating income                  18,194         17,690          2.85%           .17%
Corporate G&A                              2,834          2,895         (2.11%)         N/A
Depreciation                               2,975          2,805          6.06%         (1.11%)
Amortization                                 250          2,057        (87.85%)       (88.05%)
                                         -------        -------
Operating profit                          12,135          9,933         22.17%         17.31%
Interest expense                           2,708          3,745        (27.69%)
Other (income)expense                          3            310        (99.03%)
Income taxes                               3,959          2,494         58.74%
                                         -------        -------
Net income                               $ 5,465        $ 3,384         61.50%
                                         =======        =======
Basic earnings per share                 $   .27        $   .17         58.82%
                                         =======        =======
Diluted earnings per share               $   .26        $   .16         62.50%
                                         =======        =======



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RADIO BROADCASTING SEGMENT
(In thousands of dollars)




                                             Six Months Ended        As-Reported     Same Station
                                                 June 30,            % Increase       % Increase
                                           2002            2001      (Decrease)       (Decrease)
                                         -------        -------      -----------     ------------
                                                                             
Net operating revenue                    $47,931        $45,639         5.02%            .44%
Station operating expense *               30,931         29,076         6.38%            .83%
                                         -------        -------
Station operating income                  17,000         16,563         2.64%           (.22%)
Depreciation                               2,168          1,911        13.45%           3.17%
Amortization                                 238          1,724       (86.19%)        (86.27%)
                                         -------        -------
Operating profit                         $14,594        $12,928        12.89%           9.42%




TELEVISION BROADCASTING SEGMENT
(In thousands of dollars)



                                             Six Months Ended        As-Reported      Same Station
                                                 June 30,            % Increase        % Increase
                                           2002            2001      (Decrease)        (Decrease)
                                         -------        -------      -----------      ------------
                                                                             
Net operating revenue                    $ 5,760        $ 5,168         11.46%           11.46%
Station operating expense *                4,566          4,041         12.99%           12.99%
                                         -------        -------
Station operating income                   1,194          1,127          5.94%            5.94%
Depreciation                                 708            807        (12.27%)         (12.27%)
Amortization                                  12            195        (93.85%)         (93.85%)
                                         -------        -------
Operating profit (loss)                  $   474        $   125        279.20%          279.20%


* Programming, technical, selling and station general and administrative
expenses.

      For the six months ended June 30, 2002, net operating revenue was
$53,691,000 compared with $50,807,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2001, an
increase of $2,884,000 or 6%. Approximately $2,098,000 or 73% of the increase
was attributable to revenue generated by stations that we did not own or operate
for the comparable period in 2001. Net operating revenue generated by stations
that we owned and operated for the entire comparable period ("same station")
increased by approximately 2% ($786,000). This increase was primarily the result
of an increase in revenue in our television segment, which was primarily
attributable to an increase in advertising rates in the television local
marketplace.

      Station operating expense (i.e., programming, technical, selling and
station general and administrative expenses) increased by $2,380,000 or 7% to
$35,497,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2002, compared with $33,117,000
for the six months ended June 30, 2001. Of the total increase, approximately
$1,625,000 or 68% was the result of the impact of the operation of stations that
we did not own or operate for the comparable period in 2001. Station operating
expense increased by approximately $755,000 or 2% on a same station basis.


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      Operating profit increased by $2,202,000 or 22% to $12,135,000 for the six
months ended June 30, 2002, compared with $9,933,000 for the six months ended
June 30, 2001. The increase was primarily the result of the $2,884,000 increase
in net operating revenue offset by the $2,380,000 increase in station operating
expense, and an $1,807,000 or 88% decrease in amortization expense that was
principally the result of the non-amortization provisions of the adoption of
Financial Accounting Standards No. 142, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets".

      We generated net income in the amount of approximately $5,465,000 ($0.26
per share on a diluted basis) during the six months ended June 30, 2002,
compared with net income of $3,384,000 ($0.16 per share on a diluted basis) for
the six months ended June 30, 2001, an increase of approximately $2,081,000. The
increase in net income was principally the result of the $2,202,000 increase in
operating profit, a $1,037,000 decrease in interest expense and a $307,000
decrease in other expense, offset by a $1,465,000 increase in income taxes. The
decrease in interest expense was the result of lower interest rates over the
prior period. Other expense of $310,000 in 2001 was primarily attributable to
marking to market our swap agreements.


OUTLOOK

      The following statements are forward-looking statements and should be read
in conjunction with "Forward-Looking Statements" below.

      Based on the economic and market conditions as of July 30, 2002, for the
quarter ending September 30, 2002 we anticipate net operating revenue of
approximately $28,700,000, station operating expense of approximately
$17,700,000, station operating income of approximately $11,000,000, operating
profit of approximately $7,800,000, and net income of approximately $3,500,000
or $.16 per share on a fully diluted basis.

      Based on the economic and market conditions as of July 30, 2002, for the
year ending December 31, 2002 we anticipate net operating revenue of
approximately $111,600,000, station operating expense of approximately
$71,500,000, station operating income of approximately $40,100,000, operating
profit of approximately $27,700,000, and net income of approximately $12,500,000
or $.59 per share on a fully diluted basis.


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

      Statements contained in this Form 10-Q that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, words such
as "believes," "anticipates," "estimates," "plans", "expects," and similar
expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These
statements are made as of the date of this report or as otherwise indicated,
based on current expectations. We undertake no obligation to update this
information. A number of important factors could cause our actual results for
2002 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking
statements made by or on our behalf. Forward looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance as they involve a number of risks,
uncertainties and assumptions that may prove to be incorrect and that may cause
our actual results and experiences to differ materially from the anticipated
results or other expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. The
risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect our performance include our
financial leverage and debt service requirements, dependence on key personnel,
dependence on key stations, U.S. and local economic conditions, our ability to
successfully integrate acquired stations, regulatory requirements, new
technologies, natural disasters and terrorist attacks. We cannot be sure that we
will be able to anticipate or respond timely to changes in any of these factors,
which could adversely affect the operating results in one or more fiscal
quarters. Results of operations in any past period should not be considered, in
and of itself, indicative of the results to be expected for future periods.
Fluctuations in operating results may also result in fluctuations in the price
of our stock.

      For a more complete description of the prominent risks and uncertainties
inherent in our business, see "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations - Forward Looking Statements; Risk Factors"
in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001.


LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES


      As of June 30, 2002, we had $105,276,000 of long-term debt (including the
current portion thereof) outstanding and approximately $95,000,000 of unused
borrowing capacity under our Credit Agreement.

      Our Credit Agreement has three financing facilities (the "Facilities"): a
$105,000,000 senior secured term loan (the "Term Loan"), a $75,000,000 senior
secured acquisition loan facility (the "Acquisition Facility"), and a
$20,000,000 senior secured revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility").
The Facilities mature September 30, 2008. Our indebtedness under the Facilities
is secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of our assets and of
our subsidiaries, by a pledge of our subsidiaries' stock and by a guarantee of
our subsidiaries.


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      As of June 30, 2002 we had $105,000,000 outstanding under the Term Loan.
The Acquisition Facility may be used for permitted acquisitions and to pay
related transaction expenses. The Revolving Facility may be used for general
corporate purposes, including working capital, capital expenditures, permitted
acquisitions (to the extent that the Acquisition Facility has been fully
utilized and limited to $10,000,000) and permitted stock buybacks. On March 28,
2003, the Acquisition Facility will convert to a five and a half year term loan.
The Term Loan is required to be reduced quarterly in amounts ranging from 3.125%
to 7.5% of the initial commitment commencing on March 31, 2003. The outstanding
amount of the Acquisition Facility is required to be reduced quarterly in
amounts ranging from 3.125% to 7.5% commencing on March 31, 2003. Any
outstanding amount under the Revolving Facility will be due on the maturity date
of September 30, 2008. In addition, the Facilities may be further reduced by
specified percentages of Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the Credit Agreement)
based on leverage ratios.

      Interest rates under the Facilities are payable, at our option, at
alternatives equal to LIBOR plus 1.25% to 2.0% or the Agent bank's base rate
plus .25% to 1.0%. The spread over LIBOR and the base rate vary from time to
time, depending upon our financial leverage. We also pay quarterly commitment
fees of 0.375% to 0.625% per annum on the aggregate unused portion of the
Acquisition and Revolving Facilities.

      The Credit Agreement contains a number of financial covenants which, among
other things, require us to maintain specified financial ratios and impose
certain limitations on us with respect to investments, additional indebtedness,
dividends, distributions, guarantees, liens and encumbrances.

      We use interest rate swap agreements to reduce our risk of rising interest
rates. Our swap agreements are used to convert the variable Eurodollar interest
rate of a portion of our bank borrowings to a fixed interest rate.

      At June 30, 2002, we had four interest rate swap agreements with the
following terms:

      -      Notional amount of $13,125,000. We pay 4.11% calculated on the
             notional amount. We receive LIBOR (1.8550% at June 30, 2002)
             calculated on the notional amount of $13,125,000. This agreement
             expires in March 2003.

      -      Notional amount of $13,125,000. We pay 4.11% calculated on the
             notional amount. We receive LIBOR (1.8550% at June 30, 2002)
             calculated on the notional amount of $13,125,000. This agreement
             expires in March 2003.

      -      Notional amount of $6,875,000 through March 2003, then notional
             amount increases to $20,000,000. We pay 3.67% calculated on the
             notional amount. We receive LIBOR (1.8550% at June 30, 2002)
             calculated on the notional amount of $6,875,000 ($20,000,000
             after March 2003). This agreement expires in September 2003.


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       -     Notional amount of $6,875,000 through March 2003, then notional
             amount increases to $20,000,000. We pay 3.67% calculated on the
             notional amount. We receive LIBOR (1.8550% at June 30, 2002)
             calculated on the notional amount of $6,875,000 ($20,000,000
             after March 2003). This agreement expires in September 2003.

      Net receipts or payments under the agreements are recognized as an
adjustment to interest expense. Approximately $399,000 in additional interest
expense was recognized as a result of these interest rate swap agreements for
the six months ended June 30, 2002. An aggregate increase in interest expense of
approximately $544,000 has been recognized since the inception of the
agreements. The fair value of these swap agreements at June 30, 2002 was
approximately ($664,000), which has been recorded as a liability in our balance
sheet.

      During the six months ended June 30, 2002 and 2001, we had net cash flows
from operating activities of $10,250,000 and $7,519,000, respectively. We
believe that cash flow from operations will be sufficient to meet quarterly debt
service requirements for interest and scheduled payments of principal under the
Credit Agreement. However, if such cash flow is not sufficient we may be
required to sell additional equity securities, refinance our obligations or
dispose of one or more of our properties in order to make such scheduled
payments. There can be no assurance that we would be able to effect any such
transactions on favorable terms, if at all.

      On May 1, 2002 we acquired an AM and FM radio station (WKNE-AM/FM) serving
the Keene, New Hampshire market, and an AM and FM radio station (WKVT-AM/FM)
serving the Brattleboro, Vermont market for approximately $9,075,000. We
financed this acquisition through funds generated from operations.

      Additionally, on July 1, 2002 we acquired an AM and FM radio station
(WKBK-AM and WXOD-FM) serving the Keene, New Hampshire market for approximately
$2,625,000.

      We continue to actively seek and explore opportunities for expansion
through the acquisition of additional broadcast properties.

      In September 2000, we modified our Stock Buy-Back Program so that we may
purchase up to $6,000,000 of our Class A Common Stock. From the inception of the
Stock Buy-Back program in 1998 through June 30, 2002, we have repurchased
409,065 shares of our Class A Common Stock for approximately $4,832,000.

      We anticipate that any future acquisitions of radio and television
stations and purchases of Class A Common Stock under the Stock Buy-Back Program
will be financed through funds generated from operations, borrowings under the
Credit Agreement, additional debt or equity financing, or a combination thereof.
However, there can be no assurances that any such financing will be available.


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      Our capital expenditures, exclusive of acquisitions, for the six months
ended June 30, 2002 were approximately $3,417,000 ($3,406,000 in 2001). We
anticipate capital expenditures in 2002 to be approximately $7,500,000, which we
expect to finance through funds generated from operations or additional
borrowings under the Credit Agreement.


SUMMARY DISCLOSURES ABOUT CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND COMMERCIAL COMMITMENTS

      We have future cash obligations under various types of contracts under the
terms of our Credit Agreement, operating leases, programming contracts,
employment agreements, and other operating contracts. The following tables
reflect a summary of our contractual cash obligations and other commercial
commitments as of December 31, 2001:




                                                             Payments Due By Period
                                                                 (In thousands)
                                         ---------------------------------------- --------------------
CONTRACTUAL CASH OBLIGATIONS AND                      LESS THAN       1 TO 3       4 TO 5      AFTER 5
OTHER COMMERCIAL COMMITMENTS:              TOTAL       1 YEAR          YEARS        YEARS       YEARS
--------------------------------         --------     ---------      --------     -------      -------
                                                                                
Long Term Debt                           $105,501      $   275       $26,476      $34,125      $44,625
Operating Leases                            4,582        1,424         1,480          471        1,207
Acquisition Commitments                     9,075        9,075            --           --           --
TV Syndicated Programming                     533          210           250           73           --
Employment Agreements                      17,588        5,483         5,512        2,859        3,734
Other Operating Contracts                   7,062        3,016         3,066          955           25
                                         --------      -------       -------      -------      -------
Total Contractual Cash Obligations       $144,341      $19,483       $36,784      $38,483      $49,591
                                         ========      =======       =======      =======      =======


      There have been no material changes to the above contracts/commitments
during the six months ended June 30, 2002. We anticipate that the above
contractual cash obligations will be financed through funds generated from
operations or additional borrowings under the Credit Agreement, or a combination
thereof.


CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

      Our consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity
with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, which
require us to make estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported
amounts of certain assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses and related
disclosures and contingencies. We evaluate estimates used in preparation of our
financial statements on a continual basis. Our critical accounting policies are
described in Item 7. Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
and Results of Operations--Critical Accounting Policies in our annual report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2001.

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RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

      In June 2001, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statements
of Financial Accounting Standards No. 141 ("Statement 141"), Business
Combinations, and No. 142 ("Statement 142"), Goodwill and Other Intangible
Assets. The requirements of Statement 141 are effective for any business
combination after June 30, 2001. Statement 141 eliminates the
pooling-of-interests method of accounting for business combinations and changes
the criteria to recognize intangible assets apart from goodwill. We have
historically used the purchase method to account for all business combinations
and therefore, the adoption of Statement 141 did not have a material impact on
our financial position, cash flows or results of operations.

      Under Statement 142, goodwill and intangible assets deemed to have
indefinite lives are no longer amortized and are subject to annual (or more
frequent if impairment indicators arise) impairment tests. Separable intangible
assets that have finite lives will continue to be amortized over their useful
lives. The amortization provisions of Statement 142 apply to goodwill and
intangible assets acquired after June 30, 2001. With respect to goodwill and
intangible assets acquired prior to July 1, 2001, the amortization provisions of
Statement 142 are effective upon adoption. We adopted Statement 142 on January
1, 2002.

      During the first quarter of 2002, we completed the required transitional
impairment test prescribed by Statement 142 for our broadcast licenses (which we
have deemed as indefinite lived since the licenses are expected to generate cash
flows indefinitely). The results of these tests indicate that there is no
impairment for these intangibles as of January 1, 2002.

      During the second quarter of 2002, we completed the required transitional
impairment test prescribed by Statement 142 for goodwill. The results of these
tests indicate that there is no impairment for these intangibles as of January
1, 2002.

      Effective January 1, 2002 we adopted Statement No. 144 "Accounting for the
Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets". Statement 144 provides a
consistent method to value long-lived assets to be disposed of and broadens the
presentation of discontinued operations to include more disposal transactions.
The adoption of Statement 144 did not have a material effect on our financial
position, cash flows or results of operations.


INFLATION

      The impact of inflation on our operations has not been significant to
date. There can be no assurance that a high rate of inflation in the future
would not have an adverse effect on our operations.

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                           PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 4.  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

     (a) The Annual Meeting of Stockholders was held on May 13, 2002.

     (b) Not applicable

     (c) At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the stockholders voted on
         the following matters (all amounts presented reflect
         five-for-four stock split):

            (1) The seven  nominees for election as directors for the ensuing
                year, and until their successors are elected and qualified,
                received the following votes:

        NAME                                 FOR              WITHHELD
        ----                                 ---              --------
        Jonathan Firestone*              10,919,606             40,711
        Joseph P. Misiewicz*             10,919,606             40,711
        Edward K. Christian              12,029,293          1,291,395
        Donald Alt                       13,283,720             40,718
        Kristin Allen                    13,277,691             42,996
        Gary Stevens                     13,279,976             40,711
        Robert Maccini                   13,279,914             40,774
        ----------------------------------------------------------------

* Elected by the holders of Class A Common Stock.

            (2) The proposal to ratify the selection by the Board of
                Directors of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors to
                audit our consolidated financial statements for the fiscal
                year ending December 31, 2002 was approved with 34,424,029
                votes cast for, 139,811 votes cast against, 178 abstentions
                and 0 broker non-votes.

     (d) Not applicable.


Item 6.      Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K

     (a)     EXHIBITS

              99.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer

              99.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer

     (b)      Reports on Form 8-K

              None

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                                   SIGNATURES


      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


                                           SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.


Date:  August 13, 2002                     /s/ Samuel D. Bush
                                           -------------------------------------
                                           Samuel D. Bush
                                           Vice President, Chief Financial
                                           Officer, and Treasurer
                                           (Principal Financial Officer)


Date:  August 13, 2002                     /s/ Catherine A. Bobinski
                                           -------------------------------------
                                           Catherine A. Bobinski
                                           Vice President, Corporate Controller
                                           and Chief Accounting Officer
                                           (Principal Accounting Officer)


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