WISH-TV has continued to set the standard for television excellence in Central Indiana, since 1954. The station’s strength, and successful brand are built on a long history, and solid foundation of strong, reliable local news coverage and local community service. WISH-TV has been honored as “Television Station of the Year,” by the Indiana Broadcasters Association; for its “Overall Excellence,” by the Edward R. Murrow Awards; and as “Outstanding News Operation,” “Outstanding Weather Operation,” “Best Newscast,” and “Best Website,” by the Indiana Associated Press Broadcast Association. WISH-TV produces more than 60 hours a week of local news and programming, providing around the clock news, weather and information through its 24-Hour News 8 newscasts and digital platforms. Second only to its commitment to local news, is WISH-TV’s commitment to the community they serve. The station supports dozens of cause-related events each year, and is best known for their own community initiatives like "I Love to Read,” "WISH Tree," “Gr8 Paper Push.” WISH-TV is the local home of the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Indiana Fever, Indy 11, and live Indiana horseracing. The station is a CW affiliate, serving more than a million households.
Indianapolis, IN is in the 27th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 2,639,380 and 1,086,310 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 86% (56% wired cable, 30% ADS). The market’s largest public companies in Indianapolis include, Anthem Inc., Eli Lilly & Co, Cummins Inc., Calumet Specialty Products and Simon Property Group. The largest employers included IU, St Vincent, Delphi Electronics, IU Health, IUPUI and Eli Lilly. Source: Nielsen July 2016, Careerinfonet.org, IBJ.
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Randy Ingram, VP & General Manager
Jason Mullenix, Director of Sales
Al Carl, News Director