WTVO boasts a rich heritage as the first television station to serve the Rockford market when it signed on in 1953. WTVO continues to serve the Stateline with top notch local news coverage. WTVO provides morning news from 5-7 am and evening news at 5, 6 and 10 pm. As the market’s ABC affiliate, WTVO carries prime time hit shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Dancing with the Stars and Desperate Housewives. The station’s sydndicated line-up includes Regis and Kelly, Dr. Phil, Judge Judy and Entertainment Tonight. WTVO remains committed to the communities it serves. The station provides on-air support to numerous charitable causes throughout the year including fund-raising telethons and a live telecast of Rockford’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks display.
Rockford, IL is in the 138ᵗʰ largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 425,653 and 170,480 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 88% (52% wired, 36% ADS). The Rockford market is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.7% through 2011. The largest employers in this market are Rockford Health System, Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, Swedish American Health System, and Textron, Inc.
Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Jose Cabezas, Station Manager
Kelly Lattimer, Director of Sales
Scott Picken, News Director