Nexstar Media Group and NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth partner to host and produce “Lone Star NYE Live” TV special and Reunion Tower Fireworks Spectacular

Nexstar and NBC 5’s Second Annual Exclusive New Year’s Eve Programming Partnership Will Feature Special Guests, Live Music By Former Contestants From NBC’s Hit Show, The Voice, And More

Watch Lone Star NYE Live via TV Broadcast or Streaming Video on Participating Stations’ Websites

FORT WORTH, IRVING and DALLAS, Texas (December 27, 2018) – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it is co-hosting in partnership with NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) Lone Star NYE Live on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. CST. For the second consecutive year, NBC 5 has teamed up with stations owned by Nexstar Media Group, Mission Broadcasting, Inc., Vaughan Media LLC and Codillera Communications across 21 markets throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, reaching nearly eight million U.S. households to ring in 2019 with the hour-long special. In addition, local viewers may access a live-stream of the Dallas New Year’s Eve programming special on their participating local station’s website. Lone Star NYE Live will feature musical performances from former contestants of NBC’s Hit Show The Voice, a Central Time Zone countdown and the Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE 2018 fireworks spectacular, presented by Southwest Airlines® and Hunt Realty.

The biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in Dallas Fort Worth will broadcast from Texas Live!, the new entertainment and dining complex in Arlington beginning at 11:30 p.m. CST. There, former NFL pro-football player and news anchor D.J. Williams of KARK-TV in Little Rock will join award-winning NBC 5 news anchors Kristin Dickerson and Kris Gutierrez to host Lone Star NYE Live and ring-in the New Year alongside hundreds of partygoers. Viewers and VIP party guests will celebrate the night away with music from fan-favorite former contestants of The Voice including, Austin Allsup and Sundance Head who will be performing on location at Texas Live!. To join in the celebration, individuals may purchase tickets to the event by visiting

In addition, meteorologist David Yeomans of KXAN-TV in Austin, will check-in with the team regularly with live reporting from a second location at Reunion Tower where crews will be putting the finishing touches on the fireworks show. NBC 5, Nexstar Media Group and ALT 103.7 are the official media partners of the Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE 2018 fireworks spectacular, presented by Southwest Airlines® and will broadcast the event live beginning at midnight CST as the Dallas city skyline lights up with more than 4,000 pyrotechnic special effects ignited from various levels of Reunion Tower.

“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with NBC 5 for the second consecutive year by co-hosting Lone Star NYE Live and Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE 2018 fireworks spectacular, live from Dallas – the home of the Nexstar Nation,” stated Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “As one of the country’s largest local media groups, Nexstar remains focused on extending our legacy of local content leadership by delivering exclusive local programming that informs, entertains and enriches the daily lives of our viewers. We look forward to bringing people together this holiday season to experience the excitement of the New Year with our Dallas New Year’s Eve programming special. This year Lone Star NYE Live will be bigger and better than ever, with live musical performances from the Texas Live! entertainment venue featuring local artists who competed on NBC’s hit show The Voice, followed by an outstanding fireworks show from the iconic Reunion Tower. No other media platform connects people to communities than broadcast television and we are proud to share this New Year’s Eve tradition with our audiences throughout Texas and millions of other viewers in surrounding states throughout Southeast and Southwest.”

“The Central Time Zone deserves its own New Year’s Eve TV spectacular,” added Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 President and General Manager. “NBC 5 is excited to partner with Nexstar Media Group to produce top quality local programming once again.  We look forward to bringing our audience a wonderfully entertaining show.”

Lone Star NYE Live

Nexstar and NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) New Year’s Eve Programming Special

Monday, December 31, 2018 | 11:30 p.m. CST – 12:30 a.m. CST


Texas Live!

1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011

Tickets are available to purchase at

For more information visit

Reunion Tower

Note: Only authorized guests of Reunion Tower, Hyatt Regency Dallas and credentialed media will be permitted to access the media viewing area via Reunion Boulevard and Sports Street. Due to safety requirements the Reunion Tower lawn will be closed to the public. For public viewing, the best vantage points are located on the west side of the Trinity River, along the levees and Trinity Overlook Park.

Program Hosts: Kristin Dickerson, NBC 5 Weekend Anchor @KristinNBC5 
  Kris Gutierrez, NBC 5 News Anchor @KrisGutzNBC5
  D.J. Williams, KARK-TV News Anchor @dj45williams
  David Yeomans, KXAN-TV Meteorologist @KXAN_Weather


Station Region Operator Website
KXAS-TV (NBC) Dallas-Fort Worth, TX NBCUniversal
KWKT-TV (FOX) Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX Nexstar
KFDX-TV (NBC) Wichita Falls, TX-Lawton, OK Nexstar
KRBC-TV (NBC) Abilene-Sweetwater, TX Mission
KSAN-TV (NBC) San Angelo, TX Mission
KAMR-TV (NBC) Amarillo, TX Nexstar
KXAN-TV (NBC) Austin, TX Nexstar
KLBK-TV (CBS) Lubbock, TX Nexstar
KMID-TV (ABC) Odessa-Midland, TX Nexstar
KVEO-TV (NBC) Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX Nexstar
KRIS-TV (NBC) Corpus Christi, TX Cordillera
KETK-TV (NBC) Tyler-Longview, TX Nexstar
KTAL-TV (NBC) Shreveport, LA Nexstar
WBRL-TV (CW) Baton Rouge, LA Nexstar
KTVE-TV (NBC) Monroe, LA-El Dorado, AR Mission
KARK-TV (NBC) Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR Nexstar
KNWA-TV (NBC) Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Nexstar
KTKA-D2 (CW) Topeka, KS Vaughn Media
KSNW-TV (NBC) Wichita-Hutchinson, KS Nexstar
KSNF-TV (NBC) Joplin, MO-Pittsburg, KS Nexstar
KOZL-TV (MyNet) Springfield, MO Nexstar
KLFY-TV (CBS) Lafayette, LA Nexstar


Note: Please check local listings for additional information


About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 174 full power television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or nearly 39% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit


About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS is the NBC Owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality news and entertainment programming on NBC 5, COZI TV (Digital 5.2), online at and our other digital and social media platforms.


About Mission Broadcasting, Inc.

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., is a U.S. television broadcasting company founded in 1996. Mission owns and operates 19 full power television stations, affiliated with the NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX or The CW television networks, in 18 markets located in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont.


About Vaughn Media, LLC

Vaughn Media, LLC, is a U.S. television broadcasting company that owns and operates three full power television stations and digital subchannels affiliated with ABC, The CW and MynetworkTV in four markets located in Texas, Kansas and Ohio.


About Reunion Tower

The iconic Reunion Tower is managed by Reunion Tower Operations Co., LLC and owned by Hunt Realty Investments, Inc. The GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower offers visitors the only indoor/outdoor observation deck in the city with unique views of Dallas and its surrounding communities at 470 feet in the air. Interactive exhibits allow visitors an opportunity to discover hidden gems, historic landmarks, museums, parks and more. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @ReunionTower.


About Hunt Realty

Based in Dallas, Texas, Hunt Realty is the real estate investment management resource for Hunt Consolidated, Inc., which is a part of the Hunt family of companies directed by Ray L. Hunt. For over 30 years, Hunt Realty has invested in unique real estate opportunities that distinguish themselves from typical commodity investments. Hunt Realty’s investment approach focuses on direct owned assets, real estate operating companies, and structured finance opportunities.


About Southwest Airlines

In its 48th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 58,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually. Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. In peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.



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