Nextar Broadcasting Group purchased WSAV-TV, an NBC affiliate from Media General in the fall of 2016. An “On Your Side” station, through-out its 60 year history WSAV has maintained a strong commitment to the community. This commitment has been the driving force behind the stations investigative reporting and continuing coverage which have been recognized with an astounding nineteen Regional Murrow awards (three for Overall Excellence), a National Murrow, one Emmy, and more than 40 other state broadcaster and AP awards since 2012. Understanding the importance of localism, WSAV has developed and impressive list of local programming including geo-targeted newscasts, live local sporting events and coach’s shows, lifestyle, and news-opinion shows. Complimenting these locally produced programs, is WSAV’s syndicated program line-up which includes Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, the number one access programs in the market for more than a decade. In addition to NBC, WSAV is also affiliated with the CW, MYTV, and METV networks, providing advertisers with access to viewers from 16 to 65 through a broad-range of programs.
Savannah, GA is in the 91st largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 831,329 and 340,050 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
One of the nation’s fastest growing TV markets, Savannah-Hilton Head is also a major tourist destination and home to the nation’s fourth most active sea port as well as three major military basis.
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Marc Hefner, VP & General Manager
Laura Lovejoy, Director of Sales
Kevin Brennan, News Director
Dan Flaxer, Marketing Director
Jim Ellett, Chief Engineer