Category Archives: KDNL

2007-2008 Designated Market Areas

By | KDNL, KETC, KMOV, KNLC, KPLR, KSDK, KTVI, WRBU | No Comments

The Television DMAs list from Neilsen Media was released last week.

St. Louis remains the #21 Largest Designated Market area for Television, with 1,244,370 TV homes, or 1.103% of the national audience. The number is essentially flat from last year, with St. Louis in the #21 slot with 1,228,970 TV homes, about a 1% percent increase over last year.

The biggest increase was Lima, OH which climbed from 196 to 185, climbing 11 markets.
The biggest decrease was Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, which dropped from 155 to 150, a drop of 5 markets. 

2007-2008 Designated Market Areas 

President Bush’s Press Conference: Piecemeal Local Coverage

By | ABC News, KDNL, KMOV, KSDK, KTVI | No Comments

This post does not address the politics of the press conference that is going on right now.  Let’s look a few aspects of what’s going on here: Locally, the press conference is being aired by the following stations: KTVI-2 (FOX), KMOV-4 (CBS), KSDK-5 (NBC).  

You’ll probably have already noticed that station is missing. Why isn’t KDNL-30 (ABC) showing  the press conference? I don’t count KPLR and WRBU, because neither the CW or MyNetworkTV (although, being owned by FOX seems that simulcasts of FOX News programming would be advantageous) have the infrastructure in place for this sort of coverage. There will be little argument that Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of KDNL appears to a have an aversion to all things news.  

Coincidently, many press conferences that have been aired on other networks have been, on many occasions, have not been seen on KDNL. Sinclair’s continued disinterest in local, national, and international affairs is disturbing at best. Right now, KDNL is showing the “The View” and earlier, when the press conference began was showing the second half of “The People’s Court.” Is this a permissible thing for a station to do who is affiliated with a network?