KODE, the ABC affiliate in Joplin, was acquired by Mission Broadcasting in 2002 and operates under a shared services agreement and joint sales agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting station KSNF.
KODE's syndicated programming includes Live With Kelly, Harry, Jeopardy, Dr. OZ and Entertainment Tonight. KODE also holds the rights for Kansas City Chiefs preseason football through 2020.
Joplin, MO is in the 152nd largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 355,361 and 136,740 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 79% (27% wired, 52% ADS). Joplin is the retail center for more than 250,000 people in the region and retail sales have reached two billion dollars. The largest employers in the market are Freeman Health System, Con-Way Trucking and Mercy Hospital. Source: TVB, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.
Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Shirley Morton, Station Manager
Bill May, Director of Sales
Leisha Beard, News Director