KARD, a Fox affiliate, was acquired by Nexstar Broadcasting as part of the Quorum Broadcasting acquisition in late 2003. KARD is operated in cooperation with Mission Broadcasting’s KTVE, an NBC affiliate also located in West Monroe that was purchased from Piedmont Television in December 2007. KARD has consistently delivered improved revenue and operating profits. KARD’s syndicated programming includes Friends, Seinfeld, Judge Mathis, People’s Court, King of the Hill, Simpson’s, and The Insider. KARD also broadcasts FOX 14 News at 9 Monday-Friday 9-9:30pm. KARD along with KTVE have the only Doppler radar in the Monroe/El Dorado DMA.
Monroe, LA - El Dorado, AR is in the 137ᵗʰ largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 411,937 and 170,890 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 93% (38% wired, 55% ADS). The market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.7% through 2011. Northeast Louisiana is strategically positioned as both the center point and crossroads of the Mid-South, one of the fastest growing regions of the United States. Currently, the region serves as home to such diversified industries and business as Riverwood International, CenturyTel, Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, ConAgra Processing, Stone Container, International Paper, Ruffin Metal Building, PPM Environmental Consultants and a multitude of emerging service, healthcare, manufacturing, wholesale and retail businesses. Ouachita Parish, home of the metropolitan base of the region, has a population of approximately 150,000. Three major universities – the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech and Grambling University – are located within a 30 miles radius, offering degree programs in such fields as Pharmacy, Engineering, Architecture, Nursing, Construction and a wide variety of nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate and Doctoral programs. The nickname “Sportsman’s Paradise” certainly applies to Northeast Louisiana. The region includes D’Arbonne Lake, Caney Lake, the new Poverty Point Reservoir, Ouachita River and Mississippi River.The largest employers in this market are Ouachita Parish School Board, St. Francis Hospital, and Graphic Packing.
Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Randy Stone, General Manager
Susie Cumpton, Sales Manager
John Walton, News Director
Chris Brown, Digital Media Manager