Nexstar purchased KTAB, a CBS affiliate, in August 1999. At acquisition, Nexstar appointed a new General Manager with in-market experience, and made substantial operating improvements. The management team and staff are committed to localism and is a leader in high school sports and severe weather coverage. KTAB syndicated programming includes Oprah, Judge Judy and Wheel of Fortune. During 2003 and 2004, KTAB has entered into various service agreements with Mission Broadcasting station KRBC, which have greatly improved the operating efficiencies of both stations. In addition, our Abilene facility provides master control functions for Nexstar and Mission stations in San Angelo.
Abilene, TX is in the 165th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 271,203 and 107,760 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 89% (34% wired, 55% ADS). The Abilene-Sweetwater market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.5% through 2019. The largest employers in this market are Dyess Air Force Base, Hendrick Health System, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas. Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network Market Report
Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Albert Gutierrez, General Manager
Sari David-Lange, Director of Sales
Megan Dobbs, News Director