Nexstar acquired KOZL in late 2003 as part of our acquisition of Quorum Broadcasting. KOZL Z27 and KRBK, the FOX station Nexstar purchased in November 2018, operate under various local agreements, including a Joint Sales Agreement, with Mission Broadcasting station KOLR. They have grown revenue share by integrating Nexstar sales systems and inventory management.
In September 2014, KOZL Z27 became a MyNetworkTV affiliate. KOZL is also home to Missouri State Bears Men’s and Ladies’ Basketball and Preseason Kansas City Chiefs. Syndicated programming includes classic sitcoms Two and a Half Men, Seinfeld, and Friends. Locally-produced programming includes, Branson Country U.S.A. and Larry’s Country Diner. KOZL, KRBK, and KOLR benefit from regular strategic planning with our existing stations in Missouri and maximize regional news content opportunities from sister stations within our region. Z27 covers a large 31 county area.
KOZL Z27’s digital subchannels are Court TV Mystery, Bounce, and Rewind TV.
Springfield, MO is in the 75th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 961,524 and 436,340 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 Information2650 East Division Street Springfield, MO 65803 P: (417) 862-2727 F: (417) 862-6439
Mike Spruill, General Manager
Taylor Becker, Director of Sales
Mark Parrick, News Director