Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased KREX-TV, a CBS affiliate, from Hoak Media Corporation June 13, 2014. On May 22, 1954, broadcasting pioneer Rex Howell launched Western Colorado’s first TV station – KREX-TV. It was the only TV station on the Western Slope for 25 years carrying programming from ABC and NBC, while primarily the CBS affiliate. On January 20, 2008, a fire engulfed the station and KREX lost five decades of irreplaceable photographs, files and tapes of Western Colorado history. By August 10, 2009, KREX moved into the newly constructed ‘state of the art’ media building with the original tower still next to the building. NewsChannel 5 is proud to be Western Colorado’s first and still most watched TV station. Since the beginning, NewsChannel 5 continues to strive for broadcasting excellence… ‘Coverage You Can Count On’
Grand Junction / Montrose, CO is in the 186ᵗʰ largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 166,882 and 69,820 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 53.0% wired, 32% ADS. Grand Junction-Montrose is nestled between world class skiing in Aspen and Telluride, Colorado. Known for unmatched Rocky Mountain beauty, great wineries, and unmatched hiking and biking…Grand Junction-Montrose is indeed the High Desert class of the West.
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Sandra Zoldowski, General Manager
Kevin McChesney, Director of Sales
Jorma Duran, News Director