Nexstar Media Group purchased WHTM-TV (ABC affiliate) from Media General in 2016.
WHTM-TV, abc27 News is “In Your Corner” and “Working for You”. We serve South Central Pennsylvania with important local stories and investigations that can’t be found anywhere else. We are first with breaking news and weather alerts at abc27.com via mobile news and weather apps. Our local communities count on us to keep them safe and prepared, and we deliver for them on-air and on-line every day.
In addition to 5 ½ hours of news each week day, the station also produces Good Day PA, a daily, live lifestyle program. WHTM’s syndicated viewing options include Live with Kelly, Rachael Ray, Hot Bench, Judge Judy and Inside Edition. In addition, a variety of local high school sporting events air throughout the year on our alternate digital channel WHTM DT.3.
Harrisburg, PA is in the 45th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,730,200 and 682,460 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be at 63% cable, 29% ADS. Employment has steadily improved since 2012. The largest employers in this Capital Region are the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government. Other major employers include Hershey Foods Corporation, TE Connectivity and numerous healthcare companies (Highmark, Pinnacle, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center). South Central Pennsylvania boasts the “Sweetest Place on Earth” (Hershey); the Rockville Bridge, the longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world; and Harrisburg’s Broad Street Market, the nation’s oldest, continually operating market in the country.
Source: Nielsen, Harrisburg-Hershey Visitor’s Bureau
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Bob Bee, VP & General Manager
Rob Saylor, Director of Sales
Dave Jones, News Director
Keith Blaisdell, Director of Broadcast Operations
Betty Bryan Fish, Director of Promotion & Public Service