KTSM-TV, NewsChannel 9, is a legacy NBC affiliate serving the El Paso (TX) / Las Cruces (NM) DMA and was purchased by Nexstar Broadcasting Group as part of the acquisition of Communications Corporation of America (Comcorp) on January 1st, 2015. KTSM was the second TV station on the air in El Paso, and the first to broadcast its News in HD. KTSM has a strong tradition of community involvement, and currently produces 22 hours of Local Newscasts per week, plus seasonal favorites such as NewsChannel 9 Overtime, our Friday Night High School Football wrap-up, and NC9 Sports Extra after NBC’s Sunday Night Football. In addition to Local News & Sports, KTSM also broadcasts periodic educational Public Service programming produced in-house, such as Summer Safety tips in partnership with El Paso Electric Company, and Water Safety tips in partnership with the area’s Drowning Prevention Coalition , as well a a Breast Cancer Awareness special in partnership with the El Paso City Magazine.
El Paso, TX is in the 92ⁿᵈ largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 951,600 and 333,270 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 41.0% wired, 41.0% ADS. El Paso is home to Ft. Bliss, which contributes a positive economic impact of close to $2 Billion a year, to the area. In addition, Juarez, Mexico – just across the river – combines with El Paso to result in a vast Borderplex with a population approaching 3.5MM.
Source: Nielsen Media, TVB, Wikipedia
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
David Candelaria, General Manager
Charles Andrew Whatley, Director of Sales
Veronika Placencia, News Director