Nexstar Broadcasting purchased WETM-TV (NBC) from Newport Television on December 1st, 2012. WETM also operates WETM.2, an independent TV station in the Elmira-Corning market. While the Elmira-Corning DMA is comprised of 4 counties, the WETM “service area” covers a total of 6 counties: Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler and Tioga Counties in NY and Tioga and Bradford Counties in PA.
In addition to a full line-up of NBC prime, news and sports programming, WETM carries top-rated syndicated programming, including Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, plus a number of highly successful syndicated talk shows. WETM’s local news has long been the market leader, regularly delivering as many as 6 times more viewers than the competitive local newscasts combined. WETM.2, the independent station carries popular syndicated programming plus a wide variety of local programming, including local high school sports, holiday parades, telethons, and live political debates.
WETM has been long recognized as a community leader, supporting a wide variety of community outreach organizations and events. The station’s website, www.mytwintiers.com also has a dominant presence in the local news and information market, recording as many as 4 Million page views per month.
Elmira, NY is in the 178th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 213,360 and 94,770 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Elmira-Corning, as part of the “”Southern Tier”” of New York, will be one of three upstate regions to get $500 million in state economic development aid over five years, creating new opportunities and investment in the region. We are the corporate headquarters of Corning Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company. In addition, the region’s tourism industry continues to grow as wineries, breweries, and distilleries continue to proliferate in the Finger Lakes region.
Station Contact Information101 East Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 P: (607) 733-5518
Tina Marie Castano, VP & General Manager
Steve Luccarelli, General Sales Manager
Jim Turpin, News Director
Don Hunt, Chief Engineer
Joshua Kramer, Dir. of Creative Services
James Carl, Digital Media Manager