DMA 68: DES MOINES, IA

Tegna Names David Loving GM In Des Moines

The former Univision executive takes over the station group’s Iowa ABC-CW duopoly of WOI-KCWI on March 2.

DMA 68

Nexstar Taps Johnson As Des Moines GM

The station group chooses Native Iowan Mary Ann Johnson to Lead its ABC-CW duo of WOI and KCWI.

MARKET SHARE WITH PAUL GREELEY

KCWI Des Moines Gives Fans What They Want

MARKET SHARE (DMA 72: DES MOINES, IA)

KCWI Asks For, And Gets, Viewer Comments

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TV Localism Recap For Jan. 2

DMA 72 (DES MOINES-AMES, IA)

Nexstar Buying KCWI For $3.5 Million

Nexstar is adding the CW affiliate in Des Moines-Ames, Iowa, to its growing portfolio, buying it from Pappas Telecasting.

AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

A Quick Trip Around The World Of Local News

Among stories of interest to the local journalism community are the ratings gains in Washington, D.C., during the government shutdown; the decline in local news viewing overall; a new morning show at previously newsless KCWI Des Moines, Iowa; a new company called ProPixTV that is selling feature stories to stations; and a tip of the old rabbit ears to KARE Minneapolis’ Brad Huppert who just won his ninth and 10th Edward R. Murrow Awards.

DMAS 72, 105 & 166

Rentrak Signs Pappas Telecasting’s Five TVs

The group owners’ stations in three markets are now using Rentrak’s census-based local TV measurement currency.