List of stations owned or operated by Nexstar Media Group

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The Nexstar Media Group owns or operates 171 television stations across the United States, many of which are affiliates of the four major U.S. television networks and are located in small to medium-sized markets. It also operates all of the stations owned by affiliated companies, such as Mission Broadcasting and Marshall Broadcasting, under local marketing agreements.[1][2][3][4]

The following stations listed below are either owned and operated by Nexstar, or controlled by Nexstar through management services agreements (MSAs) with affiliated companies like Mission Broadcasting and Marshall Broadcasting, among others, to comply with current FCC ownership limits.[5] Until November 2015, Nexstar also held the license of one station which was operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group through an MSA. Most of the stations Nexstar owns and operates were acquired through acquisitions of Quorum Broadcasting in 2003[6], Newport Television in 2012, Communications Corporation of America in 2015, and Media General in 2017.[7]

Each Nexstar cluster also operates its own news website, although they do not use their station branding or call letters in the addresses, choosing to use a slogan related to their area (though in all cases call letter-specific addresses are retained by Nexstar and redirect to a station's site for familiarity to site visitors and to discourage cybersquatting). However, the Media General stations acquired by Nexstar (the deal also included Frankly, which provides platform software and CMS services for many television station websites) have retained their previous addresses, including call letter-specific addresses, and some Nexstar stations have resumed using call-only addresses.

Formerly, Nexstar stations also maintained separate deal of the day sites on the .biz domain with paid "ask the experts" sections and advertorial sections, though the decline of the local deal of the day business model, along with wariness of viewers of .biz sites from its association with spam marketing saw these sites eventually close when the Media General deal closed.

Current Nexstar stations[edit]

Stations are arranged alphabetically by state and by city of license.

Notes:

  • (Q) – Indicates a station owned by Quorum Broadcasting prior to its acquisition by Nexstar in 2003.
  • (¤¤) – Indicates a station acquired by Nexstar from Newport Television in 2012 & 2013. WXXA was sold concurrently to Shield Media in 2012. Nexstar would eventually operate the station in 2017.
  • (~~) – Indicates a station acquired by Nexstar from Citadel Communications in 2014.
  • (≈≈) – Indicates a station owned by Grant Broadcasting prior to its acquisition by Nexstar in 2014.
  • (##) – Indicates a station owned by Communications Corporation of America prior to its acquisition by Nexstar in 2015.
  • (λ) – Indicates a station acquired by Nexstar from Landmark Media Enterprises in 2015.
  • (§§) – Indicates a station owned by Media General prior to its merger by Nexstar in 2017.
  • (++) – Indicates a station owned by West Virginia Media Holdings prior to its acquisition by Nexstar in 2017.
City of License / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Owned since Current affiliation
Birmingham - Tuscaloosa - Anniston WIAT §§ 42 (30) 2017 CBS
Dothan - Ozark WDHN 18 (21) 2003 ABC
Huntsville WZDX ≈≈ 54 (41) 2014 Fox
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
MeTV (DT3)
WHDF 15 (14) 2018 The CW
Mobile - Pensacola WKRG-TV §§ 5 (27) 2017 CBS
MeTV (DT3)
WFNA §§ 55 (25) 2017 The CW
Phoenix KASW 61 (27) 2015 The CW
Fort Smith - Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers KNWA-TV 51 (50) 2004 NBC
Fox (DT2)
KFTA-TV 1 24 (27) 2004 Fox
NBC (DT2)
Little Rock - Pine Bluff KARK-TV 4 (32) 2003 NBC
KARZ-TV 42 (44) 2009 MyNetworkTV
KLRT-TV ¤¤ 2 16 (30) 2013 Fox
KASN ¤¤ 2 38 (39) 2013 The CW
Bakersfield KGET-TV ¤¤ 17 (25) 2013 NBC
The CW (DT2)
KKEY-LP ¤¤ 11 (17.3) 2013 Telemundo
Fresno KSEE 24 (38) 2013 NBC
KGPE ¤¤ 47 (34) 2013 CBS
San Francisco KRON-TV §§ 4 (38) 2017 MyNetworkTV
Colorado Springs - Pueblo KXRM-TV §§ 21 (22) 2017 Fox
KXTU-LD §§ 57 (20) 2017 The CW
Grand Junction KFQX 2 4 (15) 2014 Fox
KREX-TV 5 (2) 2014 CBS
MyNetworkTV (DT3)
KGJT-CD 27 (27) 2014 MyNetworkTV
Montrose KREY
(Satellite of KREX-TV)
10 (13) 2014 CBS (DT3)
Fox (DT4)
New Haven - Hartford WTNH §§ 8 (10) 2017 ABC
WCTX §§ 59 (39) 2017 MyNetworkTV
Panama City WMBB 13 (13) 2014 ABC
MeTV (DT2)
Tampa - St. Petersburg WFLA-TV §§ 8 (7) 2017 NBC
MeTV (DT2)
WTTA §§ 38 (32) 2017 MyNetworkTV
Augusta WJBF §§ 6 (42) 2017 ABC
MeTV (DT2)
Columbus, Georgia WRBL §§ 3 (15) 2017 CBS
MeTV (DT2)
Savannah - Hilton Head WSAV-TV §§ 3 (16) 2017 NBC
The CW (DT2)
MyNetworkTV/MeTV (DT3)
Honolulu KHON-TV §§ 2 (8) 2017 Fox
The CW (DT2)
KHII-TV 9 (22) 2019 MyNetworkTV
Hilo KHAW-TV §§
(Satellite of KHON-TV)
11 (11) 2017 Fox
The CW (DT2)
KGMD-TV
(Satellite of KHII-TV)
9 (9) 2019 MyNetworkTV
Wailuku KAII-TV §§
(Satellite of KHON-TV)
7 (7) 2017 Fox
The CW (DT2)
KGMV
(Satellite of KHII-TV)
3 (24) 2019 MyNetworkTV
Champaign - Urbana - Springfield - Decatur WCIA 3 (48) 1999 CBS
WCIX 49 (13) 1999 MyNetworkTV
Peoria - Bloomington WMBD-TV 31 (30) 1999 CBS
WYZZ-TV 43 (28) 3 Fox
Rockford WQRF-TV Q 39 (42) 2003 Fox
WTVO 2 17 (16) 2003 ABC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Davenport - Burlington - Rock Island WHBF-TV ~~ 4 (4) 2013 CBS
KLJB ≈≈ 18 (49) 4 Fox
MeTV (DT2)
KGCW ≈≈ 26 (41) 2014 The CW
Evansville WEHT 25 (7) 2011 ABC
WTVW Q 2 7 (28) 2003 The CW
Fort Wayne WANE-TV §§ 15 (31) 2017 CBS
Indianapolis - Marion WISH-TV §§ 8 (9) 2017 The CW
WNDY-TV §§ 23 (32) 2017 MyNetworkTV
WIIH-CD §§
(Translator for WISH-TV)
17 (8) 2017 The CW
Terre Haute WTWO 2 (36) 1997 NBC
WAWV-TV 2 38 (39) 2003 ABC
Ames - Des Moines WOI-DT ~~ 5 (5) 2013 ABC
KCWI-TV 23 (23) 2016 The CW
Sioux City KCAU-TV ~~ 9 (9) 2013 ABC
Topeka KSNT §§ 27 (27) 2017 NBC
Fox (DT2)
KTMJ-CD §§ 43 (43) 2017 Fox
KTKA-TV 49 (49) 5 ABC
The CW (DT3)
Wichita KSNW §§ 3 (45) 2017 NBC
Great Bend KSNC §§
(Satellite of KSNW)
2 (22) 2017 NBC
Garden City KSNG §§
(Satellite of KSNW)
11 (11) 2017 NBC
McCook KSNK §§
(Satellite of KSNW)
8 (12) 2017 NBC
Salina KSNL-LD §§
(Satellite of KSNW)
6 (23) 2017 NBC
Baton Rouge WGMB-TV ## 44 (45) 2015 Fox
WBRL-CD ## 21 (21) 2015 The CW
WVLA-TV 33 (34) 6 NBC
KZUP-CD 19 (20) 2016 7 Independent
Lafayette KLFY-TV §§ 10 (10) 2017 CBS
Monroe - El Dorado KARD Q 14 (19) 2003 Fox
KTVE 2 10 (27) 2007 NBC
Shreveport - Texarkana KTAL-TV 6 (15) 2000 NBC
KMSS-TV ## 33 (34) 4 Fox
KSHV-TV 45 (44) 6 MyNetworkTV
Hagerstown - Washington WDVM-TV Q 9 25 (26) 2003 Independent/Heroes & Icons
Springfield, Massachusetts WWLP §§ 22 (11) 2017 NBC
The CW (DT2)
WFXQ-CD §§
(Satellite of WWLP)
28 (28) 2017 NBC
The CW (DT2)
Escanaba - Marquette WJMN-TV
(Semi-satellite of WFRV-TV)
3 (32) 2011 CBS
Grand Rapids WOOD-TV §§ 8 (7) 2017 NBC
WXSP-CD §§ 15 (15) 2017 MyNetworkTV
Battle Creek WOTV §§ 41 (20) 2017 ABC
Lansing WLNS-TV §§ 6 (36) 2017 CBS
WLAJ 53 (25) 9 ABC
The CW (DT2)
Jackson WJTV §§ 12 (12) 2017 CBS
The CW (DT2)
Hattiesburg - Laurel WHLT §§
(Semi-satellite of WJTV)
22 (22) 2017 CBS
Natchez - Alexandria WNTZ-TV ## 48 (49) 2015 Fox/MyNetworkTV
Joplin - Pittsburg KSNF 16 (46) 1998 NBC
KODE-TV 2 12 (23) 2002 ABC
Springfield - Branson KOZL-TV Q 27 (28) 2003 MyNetworkTV
KRBK 49 (22) 2018 Fox
KOLR 2 10 (10) 2003 CBS
Hardin - Billings KSVI Q 6 (18) 2003 ABC
KHMT 2 4 (22) 2003 Fox
Las Vegas KLAS-TV λ 8 (7) 2015 CBS
MeTV (DT2)
Albuquerque - Santa Fe KRQE §§ 13 (13) 2017 CBS
Fox (DT2)
KWBQ 19 (29) 10 The CW
KASY-TV 50 (45) 10 MyNetworkTV
Roswell KBIM-TV §§
(Satellite of KRQE)
10 (10) 2017 CBS
Fox (DT2)
KRWB-TV
(Satellite of KWBQ)
21 (21) 10 The CW
Durango KREZ-TV §§
(Satellite of KRQE)
6 (15) 2017 CBS
Fox (DT2)
Albany - Schenectady - Troy WTEN §§ 10 (26) 2017 ABC
WXXA-TV 23 (7) 9 Fox
Binghamton WBGH-CD ¤¤ 20 (20) 2012 NBC
WIVT ¤¤ 34 (34) 2012 ABC
Buffalo WIVB-TV §§ 4 (39) 2017 CBS
WNLO §§ 23 (32) 2017 The CW
Elmira WETM-TV ¤¤ 18 (18) 2012 NBC
Independent (DT2)
Rochester WROC-TV 8 (45) 1999 CBS
Syracuse WSYR-TV ¤¤ 9 (17) 2012 ABC
MeTV (DT2)
Utica - Rome WFXV Q 33 (27) 2003 Fox
WPNY-LP Q 11 (20.2) 2003 MyNetworkTV
WUTR 2 20 (30) 2003 ABC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Watertown WWTI ¤¤
(Semi-satellite of WSYR-TV)
50 (21) 2012 ABC
The CW (DT2)
Bismarck KXMB-TV 12 (12) 2016 CBS
The CW (DT2)
Dickinson KXMA-TV
(Satellite of KXMB-TV)
2 (19) 2016 The CW
CBS (DT2)
Minot KXMC-TV
(Satellite of KXMB-TV)
13 (13) 2016 CBS
The CW (DT2)
Williston KXMD-TV
(Satellite of KXMB-TV)
11 (14) 2016 CBS
The CW (DT2)
Greenville - New Bern - Washington WNCT-TV §§ 9 (10) 2017 CBS
The CW (DT2)
Raleigh - Durham - Fayetteville WNCN §§ 17 (17) 2017 CBS
Columbus, Ohio WCMH-TV §§ 4 (14) 2017 NBC
MeTV (DT2)
Dayton - Springfield WDTN §§ 2 (50) 2017 NBC
WBDT 26 (26) 5 The CW
Youngstown WKBN-TV §§ 27 (41) 2017 CBS
WYFX-LD §§ 19 (19) 2017 Fox
WYTV 33 (36) 5 ABC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Portland, Oregon KOIN §§ 6 (40) 2017 CBS
Altoona - State College - Johnstown WTAJ-TV 10 (32) 2006 CBS
Erie WJET-TV 24 (24) 1998 ABC
WFXP 2 66 (22) 1998 Fox
Harrisburg - Lancaster - Lebanon - York WHTM-TV §§ 27 (10) 2017 ABC
Wilkes-Barre - Scranton WBRE-TV 28 (11) 1998 NBC
WYOU 2 22 (13) 1996 CBS
Providence - New Bedford WPRI-TV §§ 12 (13) 2017 CBS
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
WNAC-TV 64 (12) 11 Fox
The CW (DT2)
Charleston, South Carolina WCBD-TV §§ 2 (50) 2017 NBC
The CW (DT2)
Florence - Myrtle Beach WBTW §§ 13 (13) 2017 CBS
MyNetworkTV/Antenna TV (DT2)
Greenville - Spartanburg - Asheville - Anderson WSPA-TV §§ 7 (7) 2017 CBS
MeTV (DT2)
WYCW §§ 62 (7) 2017 The CW
Sioux Falls KELO-TV §§ 11 (11) 2017 CBS
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Florence - Aberdeen KDLO-TV §§
(Satellite of KELO-TV)
3 (3) 2017 CBS
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Reliance - Pierre KPLO-TV §§
(Satellite of KELO-TV)
6 (13) 2017 CBS
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Rapid City KCLO-TV §§
(Satellite of KELO-TV)
16 (15) 2017 CBS
The CW (DT2)
Jackson WJKT ¤¤ 16 (39) 2012 Fox
Johnson City - Kingsport - Bristol WJHL-TV §§ 11 (11) 2017 CBS
ABC (DT2)
Knoxville WATE-TV §§ 6 (26) 2017 ABC
Memphis WATN-TV ¤¤ 24 (25) 2012 ABC
WLMT ¤¤ 30 (31) 2012 The CW
MeTV (DT2)
Nashville WKRN-TV §§ 2 (27) 2017 ABC
MeTV (DT2)
Abilene - Sweetwater KTAB-TV 32 (24) 1999 CBS
KRBC-TV 2 9 (29) 2003 NBC
Amarillo KAMR-TV Q 4 (19) 2003 NBC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
KCIT 2 14 (15) 1999 Fox
KCPN-LP 2 33 (4.2) 1999 MyNetworkTV
Austin KXAN-TV §§ 36 (21) 2017 NBC
KNVA 54 (49) 5 The CW
KBVO-CD §§
(Satellite of KBVO)
51 (51) 2017 MyNetworkTV
Llano, Texas KBVO §§ 14 (27) 2017 MyNetworkTV
Brownsville - Harlingen - McAllen KVEO-TV ## 23 (24) 2015 NBC
El Paso KTSM-TV ## 9 (16) 2015 NBC
Jacksonville - Tyler - Longview KETK-TV ## 56 (22) 2015 NBC
KFXK-TV 51 (31) 6 Fox
KTPN-LD 47 (48) 6 MyNetworkTV
KLPN-LD
(Satellite of KTPN-LD)
47 (47) 6 MyNetworkTV
Lufkin - Nacogdoches KFXL-LP
(Satellite of KFXK-TV)
30 6 Fox
Lubbock KLBK-TV Q 13 (40) 2003 CBS
KAMC 2 28 (27) 2003 ABC
Odessa - Midland KMID 2 (26) 2000 ABC
KPEJ-TV ## 24 (23) 4 Fox
San Angelo KLST 8 (11) 2004 CBS
KSAN-TV 2 3 (16) 2003 NBC
Waco - Temple KWKT-TV ## 44 (44) 2015 Fox
Bryan - College Station KYLE-TV ## 28 (28) 2015 MyNetworkTV
Wichita Falls - Lawton KFDX-TV 3 (28) 1998 NBC
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
KJTL 2 18 (15) 1999 Fox
KJBO-LP 2 35 (3.2) 1999 MyNetworkTV
Salt Lake City KTVX ¤¤ 4 (30) 2012 ABC
MeTV (DT2)
KUCW ¤¤ 30 (35) 2012 The CW
Burlington - Plattsburgh WFFF-TV 44 (43) 2013 Fox
WVNY 2 22 (13) 2013 ABC
Norfolk - Portsmouth - Virginia Beach WAVY-TV §§ 10 (31) 2017 NBC
WVBT §§ 43 (29) 2017 Fox
Richmond - Petersburg WRIC-TV §§ 8 (22) 2017 ABC
Roanoke - Lynchburg WFXR ≈≈ 27 (17) 2014 Fox
WWCW ≈≈ 21 (20) 2014 The CW
Clarksburg - Fairmont - Morgantown WBOY-TV ++ 12 (12) 2017 NBC
ABC (DT2)
Huntington - Charleston WOWK-TV ++ 13 (13) 2017 CBS
Lewisburg - Bluefield - Beckley WVNS-TV ++ 59 (8) 2017 CBS
Fox/MyNetworkTV (DT2)
Wheeling - Steubenville WTRF-TV ++ 7 (7) 2017 CBS
MyNetworkTV (DT2)
ABC (DT3)
Green Bay - Appleton WFRV-TV 5 (39) 2011 CBS
Bounce TV (DT2)
La Crosse WLAX ≈≈ 25 (17) 2014 Fox
MeTV (DT2)
Laff (DT3)
Grit (DT4)
Chippewa Falls - Eau Claire WEUX ≈≈
(Satellite of WLAX)
48 (49) 2014 Fox
MeTV (DT2)
Escape (DT3)
Bounce TV (DT4)

Other Notes:

  • 1 The sale of KFTA to Mission Broadcasting is pending; Nexstar will continue to operate the station after the sale.
  • 2 These stations are nominally owned by Mission Broadcasting and operated by Nexstar under local marketing agreements.
  • 3 WYZZ is owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and operated by Nexstar under a local marketing agreement.
  • 4 These stations are nominally owned by Marshall Broadcasting and operated by Nexstar under a shared service agreement.
  • 5 These stations are nominally owned by Vaughan Media and operated by Nexstar under a shared service agreement.
  • 6 These stations are nominally owned by White Knight Broadcasting and operated by Nexstar under a shared service agreement.
  • 7 KZUP was owned by White Knight Broadcasting and operated by Nexstar under a shared service agreement from 2015 to 2016, prior to its acquisition by Nexstar in 2016.
  • 8 WDVM-TV serves as a sub-market station to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
  • 9 These stations are nominally owned by Shield Media and operated by Nexstar under a shared service agreement.
  • 10 These stations are nominally owned by Tamer Media, LLC, and operated by Nexstar under a shared service agreement.
  • 11 WNAC is owned by Super Towers, Inc. and operated by Nexstar under a local marketing agreement.

Former Nexstar stations[edit]

City of License / Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years owned Current ownership status
Glenwood Springs KREG-TV
(Satellite of KREX)
3 (23) 2014–2017 Heroes & Icons affiliate owned by Marquee Broadcasting
Jacksonville WCWJ 17 (34) 2009–2017 The CW affiliate owned by Graham Media Group
West Palm BeachFort Pierce WTVX 34 (34) 2009–2012 1 The CW affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
WTCN-CA 50 (34.3) 2009–2012 1 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
WWHB-CA 48 (34.2) 2009–2012 1 Azteca América affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Fort Wayne WFFT-TV Q 55 (36) 2003–2017 Fox affiliate owned by Heartland Media
Lafayette KADN-TV ## 15 (16) 2015–2017 Fox affiliate owned by Bayou City Broadcasting
KLAF-LD ## 46 (46) 2015–2017 NBC affiliate owned by Bayou City Broadcasting
Adams, Massachusetts WCDC-TV §§
(Satellite of WTEN)
19 (36) 2017 defunct, license cancelled in 2018.
St. Joseph KQTV 2 (7) 1997–2017 ABC affiliate owned by Heartland Media
Rochester WUHF 31 (28) 2005–2013 2 Fox affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
LebanonLancasterYorkHarrisburg WLYH-TV 15 (23) 2006–2015 3 Comet TV affiliate, WXBU, owned by Howard Stirk Holdings
ProvidenceNew Bedford WLWC 28 (22) 2009–2012 1 Ion Life owned-and-operated station (O&O), owned by Ion Media Networks
Austin KEYE-TV 42 (43) 2009–2012 1 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
BeaumontPort Arthur KBTV-TV 4 (40) 1998–2012 Fox affiliate owned by Deerfield Media
(Operated through a SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Salt Lake CitySt. George KUTV 2 (34) 2009–2012 1 CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
KMYU 12 (9) 2009–2012 1 MyNetworkTV affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Other Notes:

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Virtual Duopolies Coming Under Fire". TVNewsCheck. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ Stelter, Brian (29 May 2012). "You Can Change the Channel, but Local News Is the Same". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Nexstar Selling 3 Fox Affils For $58.5 Million". TVNewsCheck. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  4. ^ Malone, Michael (6 June 2014). "Nexstar Plans Sale of Three Fox Affiliates For $58.5 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Fcc Revises Local Television Ownership Rules". Fcc.gov. 5 August 1999. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  6. ^ Nexstar Broadcasting Completes Acquisition of Quorum Broadcast Holdings, businesswire.com, 31 December, 2003, Retrieved 3 November, 2018.
  7. ^ Nexstar Broadcasting Group Completes Acquisition of Media General Creating Nexstar Media Group, The Nation’s Second Largest Television Broadcaster Nexstar Media Group, 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.

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