Station Profile

Mission Broadcasting acquired KOLR, a CBS affiliate as part of the VHR Broadcasting acquisition in late 2003. KOLR operates under various local agreements with Nexstar Media Inc.  stations KOZL and KRBK. All three stations have grown revenue share by integrating Nexstar sales systems and inventory management. The station’s syndicated programming includes Entertainment Tonight and Judge Judy. KOLR, KOZL, and KRBK benefit from regular strategic planning with Nexstar’s other stations in Missouri. KOLR has expanded its news production since the combining of services with KOZL and now carries over 20 hours per week of news programming. It also produces the daily lifestyle/entertainment program Ozarks Live!  KOLR produces news coverage of breaking news in our large 31 county DMA.

Market Profile

Springfield, MO is in the 73rd largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 961,524 and 445,800 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.

Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 82% (27% wired, 55% ADS). The largest employers in this market are Bass Pro, Cox Health Systems, Mercy Hospitals, Amazon, and Walmart.

Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007

Station Contact Information

2650 East Division Street Springfield, MO 65803 P: (417) 862-2727 F: (417) 862-6439


Station Contacts

Chris Pruitt, General Manager

Taylor Becker, Director of Sales

Mark Parrick, News Director

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