Nexstar Broadcasting Group acquired WTEN, the ABC affiliate in Albany, NY, from Media General. WTEN is also simulcast on WCDC located in Berkshire County, MA. WTEN has recently won two regional Emmy Awards and numerous New York State Broadcasting Association Awards for local news coverage. WTEN's focus is providing a high quality local news product to the families in the Capital Region Area. WTEN and News10.com have proven to be an important marketing choice with both Local and National advertisers. WTEN has a long history of supporting the communities it serves by its involvement in programs like Coats for Kids, Pet Connection, and Capital Hero's. Key syndicated programming includes Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Judge Judy, and The Doctors.
Albany, NY is in the 60th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,218,330 and 521,820 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 92% (71% wired, 22%ADS). The Albany-Schenectady-Troy core market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.5% in 2017. The largest employers in the market are New York State Government, St. Peters Hospital, The Golub Corporation, Albany Medical Center, General Electric, and a number of local universities including University of Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Sienna College.
Source: TVB, NYS Department of Labor
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Ron Romines, General Manager
Jerry Brehm, Director of Sales
Matt Miller, News Director
Jennifer Moen, Digital Sales Manager
Melissa Mangona, Local Sales Manager
Mike Bruno, National Sales Manager