The Nexstar Broadcasting Group purchased WWTI ABC 50 and The North Country's CW from Newport Television LLC. In July of 2012. With the purchase WWTI ABC 50 has reentered the production of local news/information programming with the likes of Made in Northern, New York and The Great Grill Off. It also produces a number of hyper local programs for air and digital distribution such as All In a Days Drive, Ask The Experts, Home Town Heroes and The Golden Apple Award just to name a few. WWTI ABC 50 is very active in the local community with such programs as Coaches vs Cancer, The Back Pack program and the Strongest Warrior Competition just to name a few. WWTI ABC 50 and its website InformNNY.com have become a local driver for commerce and community service. The stations syndicated line up includes, Dr. Oz,The Doctors,Judge Judy,Dr Phil, The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.
Watertown, NY is in the 179th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 216,749 and 81,630 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 87% with 56% wired to cable and 31% ADS. The Watertown, New York is located 30 miles from the Canadian Boarder. The St Lawrence River,Lake Ontario region is one of the top visitor destinations in New York State. The Watertown DMA is also home to the US Army military and its installation Fort Drum. Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division which over the past 15 years has been the most deployed division in the U.S. Army. The estimated impact of Fort Drum on the 3 county region totals over $1.6 Billion Dollars.
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
David Males, General Manager
David Males, Director of Sales
Alex Hazard, News Director
Stephanie Sutton, Local Sales Manager
Tim Ames, Chief Engineer
Joe Kachnic, Director of Promotions