KCIT, a Fox affiliate, has served Amarillo since 1985. Mission Broadcasting purchased KCIT and KCPN-LP from Wicks Broadcast Group in 1999 and operates under various service agreements with Nexstar Broadcasting station KAMR, also located in Amarillo.
KCIT’s syndicated programming includes: Hot Bench, Divorce Court, Judge Mathis, People’s Court, Meredith Vieira Show, 2 Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, Modern Family, Two and a Half Men, the Insider, Anger Management, How I met your Mother, The Office and Big Bang Theory.
Utilizing resources from KAMR, KCIT is able to offer the area’s only primetime local, one-hour newscast.
Amarillo, TX is in the 131st largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 482,372 and 179,920 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 91% (41% wired, 50% ADS). Amarillo is the fourteenth most populous city in the state of Texas, also the largest city in the Texas Panhandle. The Amarillo metropolitan area has an estimated population of 236,113 in four counties. The Texas Panhandle, to which Amarillo is considered the regional economic center, is the cattle feeding capital of the world, producing more than five million fed cattle a year, or 30 percent of the nation’s supply.The largest employers in this market are Tyson Foods, Amarillo Independent School District, Pantex, Bell Helicopter, Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems and Baptist St. Anthony’s Health Care System.
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Wesley Willson, Station Manager
Stuart Stallard, Director of Sales
Ny Lynn Nichols, News Director