Station Profile

WANE, a CBS affiliate, is the market leader for news, sports and entertainment programming. WANE also broadcasts Antenna TV and ION Television. The top-rated station currently produces 25 hours of local news each week under the NewsChannel 15 brand, and is the only station in the market currently producing morning news 7 days a week.

WANE was recognized as Station of the Year by the Indiana Broadcasters Association in 2022. In 2016, the WANE news team was recognized with several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

WANE’s focus is on local news in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. WANE is committed to Coverage You Can Count On! on all screens. WANE operates the highly successful wane.com website, as well as the WANE Mobile and WANE WX apps. Wane.com is the Top Local Media Website according to COMSCORE.

The station’s highly-rated syndicated programming includes Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray. WANE provides very effective and efficient TV, Local Media Website and other Digital Platforms for any National or Local Advertiser. Our foundation is built off of providing strategic and tactical marketing and advertising solutions to accelerate your business.

Market Profile

Ft. Wayne, IN is in the 108th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 649,622 and 290,350 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.

Cable/ADS penetration is estimated to be 36% Cable and 39% ADS. At 25%, Fort Wayne is in the Top 5 of U.S. DMAs for over the air viewing. Fort Wayne is currently experiencing a downtown revitalization centered on the confluence of three rivers. Fort Wayne is # 6 Best Affordable Place to Live (livability.com) and # 9 Best Place to Start a Business (nerdwallet.com). The city grew 2% from 2010 to 2014 and is the 77th largest city in the U.S. (greaterfortwayneinc.com). The Road to One Million Campaign is working to grow the Region’s Population to One Million by 2031 (neindian.com). Top employers include Parkview Health Systems, Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne Community Schools, and General Motors.

Source: Nielsen Media, TVB

Station Contact Information

2915 W. State Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46808 P: (260) 481-1515


Station Contacts

Tom Antisdel, General Manager

Mike Luckett, Director of Sales

Jenna Huff, News Director

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