Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased KCWI-TV, a CW affiliate, from Pappas Broadcasting on March 14, 2016. KCWI’s strong commitment to the communities it serves is best exemplified by the 3 hours of live, local lifestyle programming every weekday under the title of CW Iowa Live. Immediately following the acquisition, CW Iowa Live at 9 was launched, a local news program airing 7 days a week at 9PM. KCWI is also the local TV home of the Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packer preseason football.

Syndicated programs seen on KCWI include The Middle, Modern Family, TMZ, How I Met Your Mother and King of Queens.


Des Moines, IA is in the 68th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,020,780 and 416,020 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.

Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 35% wired, 48% ADS. Des Moines is the state capital and home to many large corporations such as: Meredith Publishing, Principal Financial, Wells Fargo, Pioneer Corporation, Nationwide Insurance and more. Tech giants Facebook and Microsoft are also branching out in the Des Moines area. Forbes magazine listed Des Moines as the number one city for business and careers.

Source: Nielsen Market Data, Forbes Magazine

3903 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
P: (515) 457-9645

Jon Skorburg, General Manager
Tony Hoffman, Director of Sales
April Samp, News Director