Nexstar purchased WJMN-TV Local 3 from Liberty Media Corporation on June 30, 2011. Located in Marquette, MI (DMA Rank: 180) WJMN has had a place in the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s history since October 1969. Originally launched as an NBC affiliate station, WJMN quickly brought viewers a second programming choice throughout the Upper Michigan area. WJMN has been the first station in the market to broadcast digitally, broadcasting in high definition programming (both network and syndication) to being able to produce and air 16:9 high definition commercials. In 2012, WJMN launched an expansion plan that included the opening of a new sales office in the city of Marquette. In April 2014, WJMN began their first local newscast from their new high definition studio located in WJMN Plaza. Along with local news, WJMN is the home of the Detroit Lions Preseason Football games, weekly Green Bay Packers programs, High School Sports Zone, and various local specials.
Marquette, MI is in the 182nd largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 183,386 and 71,920 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable penetration in the market is 52% throughout the region. ADS coverage is 39.2% of the market, with service from Dish TV, DirecTV and AT& T U-Verse. The largest employers in the region are Northern Michigan University, Cliffs Natural Resources, and UP Health Systems. The city is located on the south shore of Lake Superior, on the northern coast of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The rugged beauty of the winter months can see snowfall of an average of 178.6 inches, which is 697% more than the national average of 22.4 inches. The cost of living is 10% lower than the national average
Source: Nielsen Media, TVB
Station Contact Information3165 Wright Street Suite 101 Marquette, MI 49855 P: (906) 273-2533
Mike Smith, Vice President-General Manager
Beckie Turner, Sales Manager
Cynthia Thompson, News Director