Station Profile

WFXP/FOX 66 was acquired by Mission Broadcasting in 1998. Later that year the station entered into a time brokerage agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting station WJET. Both stations have improved their revenue share by focusing on top notch customer service and sales projects. FOX 66 broadcasts the Erie regions only local primetime newscast at 10PM by utilizing existing WJET assets and personnel. In January 2010 the 10PM News expanded to an hour Monday through Sunday. In the fall of 2007 the station added an additional newscast weekdays from 8-9AM. The station’s syndicated programming includes The Office, The Insider, The Simpsons, Friends, Seinfeld and King of the Hill. FOX 66 debuted the markets first ever HD Digital Broadcast signal in December 2007.

Market Profile

Erie, PA is in the 153rd largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 351,401 and 152,460 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.

Cable/ADS penetration is estimated to be 82% with 19% Over the Air. The largest employers in the market include Wabtec, Erie Insurance, UPMC Hamot, and Saint Vincent Health Center.

Source: Dept of Labor 2023

Station Contact Information

8455 Peach Street Erie, PA 16509 P: (814) 864-2400 F: (814) 864-5393

Station Contacts

Barb Behr, Station Manager

Stephen Frefield, General Sales Manager

Joe Elan, Local Sales Manager

Leslie Sadley, Creative Services Director

Melissa Karotka, eMedia Manager

News Director, News Director

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