Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased KETK-TV, an NBC affiliate, from Communications Corporation of America on January 1, 2015. KETK has always held a strong commitment to the East Texas communities it serves. The station produces 25 hours of local news produced each week. The station is also home to some of the top syndicated programs in the country. Those programs include Family Feud, The Doctors, Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight. The station’s commitment to weather is well documented. KETK has three meteorologists on staff with more than 50 years of combined experience. The station also has the most powerful Doppler radar in East Texas. KETK takes great pride in their local sports coverage as well. For over 20 years East Texas viewers have been enjoying the best High School Football highlights on KETK Friday Football Fever. From a technological standpoint, the station was one of the first in the market to begin broadcasting local, network and syndicated programming in HD.
Tyler / Longview, TX is in the 108ᵗʰ largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 665,967 and 265,690 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 38.1% wired, 53.4% ADS. Longview, TX was listed as Number 6 on Forbes list of America’s Fastest Growing Small Cities.
Source: Nielsen Media, TVB, Forbes
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Ward Huey, General Manager
Suzanne Calhoun, Director of Sales
Neal Barton, News Director