DMA 103

J. Patrick Baldwin New WHBF-KGCW VP-GM

Nexstar taps the veteran broadcasting executive with 35 years of management, sales, and marketing experience to lead WHBF-TV, KGCW following the retirement of Marshall Porter.

COMMENTARY BY HARRY A. JESSELL

WHBF: Equal On-Air Opportunity Employer

Kudos to Nexstar’s WHBF Rock Island, Ill., for recognizing that the First Amendment is about more than freedom of the press. It is also about religious liberty. You may have read this week about the CBS affiliate’s new reporter Tahera Rahman. She’s like a lot of other ambitious, young TV reporters, except that she is […]

DMA 102

WHBF Rock Island Reporter Making History

Tahera Rahman, a reporter at Nexstar’s CBS affiliate in Rock Island, Ill., is believed to be the first full-time reporter who is a Muslim woman to wear a hijab on mainstream TV news in the United States.

Nexstar To Air Senate Debate In Iowa

Nexstar Broadcasting Group’ three television stations in Iowa will provide that state’s voters broadcast coverage of the one-hour debate between U.S. Senate candidates Joni Ernst (R) and current U.S. Representative Bruce Braley (D) on Oct. 16. Ernst and Braley are competing for the Iowa Senate seat that will be left vacant when long-time Senator Tom […]

DMAS 72, 99, 147 & 157

Nexstar, Mission Buying 5 Stations For $103M

Nexstar will acquire WOI Des Moines, Iowa; WHBF Rock Island, Ill., and KCAU Sioux City, Iowa, from Citadel Communications for $88 million and will operate them under a time brokerage agreement. Mission is buying WICZ and WBNP-LP Binghamton, N.Y., from Stainless Broadcasting for $15.25 million in a transaction structured as an asset purchase agreement.

DMAS 53, 72, 100, 105 & 147

Live Well Adds Five Citadel Stations

These affiliates in Providence, Des Moines, Davenport, Lincoln and Sioux City bring the ABC diginet’s U.S. clearance to about 55%.