WFXP/FOX 66 was acquired by Mission Broadcasting in 1998 and operates under a time brokerage agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting station WJET. FOX 66 broadcasts the Erie regions only local primetime newscast at 10PM. In January 2010 the 10PM News expanded to an hour Monday through Sunday. In the fall of 2007 the station added an additional newscast weekdays from 8-9AM. The station’s syndicated programming includes The Big Bang Theory, Harry, Family Feud, Two and a Half Men, The Simpsons, . FOX 66 debuted the markets first ever HD digital broadcast signal in December 2007.
Erie, PA is in the 150th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 351,401 and 148,880 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 88% (47% wired, 41% ADS). The Erie Market is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.6% through 2011. The largest employers in the market include General Electric, Erie Insurance, Hamot Medical Center and Saint Vincent Health Center. Sources: TVB January 2010, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007.
Source: TVB January 2010, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Barbara Percy, Station Manager
Joe Elan, Director of Sales
Lou Baxter, News Director
Leslie Bebko, Creative Services Director
Michael Miller, Digital Media Manager
Phil Kowalczyk, Chief Engineer