INDIANAPOLIS – September 7, 2021 – DuJuan McCoy, owner, president, and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting, and Gregory Phipps, President of Metro Video Productions, today announced an agreement to broadcast WISH-TV’s News 8 live in the Fort Wayne, Indiana market (Nielsen DMA 111).
WLMO will carry more than 80 weekly hours of News 8 broadcasts in the Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana region. The expansion will bring WISH-TV’s News 8 to more than 800,000 Hoosiers in eleven counties including Allen, Whitley, DeKalb, Adams, Wells, Kosciusko, Noble, LaGrange, Steuben, Huntington and Wabash counties.
“This is a continuation of my goal to bring the quality and legacy of WISH-TV’s News 8 from the capital city of Indianapolis to all television markets in the state of Indiana,” said McCoy, an Indianapolis native and graduate of Butler University. “There are still an estimated 405,000 Hoosiers that currently receive their local news from non-Indiana television stations including 16 counties in Southeast Indiana (Cincinnati and Louisville DMAs), and we are working toward closing that gap soon.”
“We’re very excited to partner with WISH-TV to bring the legacy news programming of News 8 to our viewers in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas”, added Phipps. “WISH-TV is known for providing first class live and original news content and we look forward to bringing that excellence to Northeast Indiana.”
WISH-TV is Indiana’s only single-source, statewide news network. With the addition of WLMO, WISH-TV’s News 8 will expand its reach to include more than 12.2 million viewers in the Indianapolis (DMA 25), Chicago (DMA 3), South Bend/Elkhart (DMA 99), and Fort Wayne (DMA 111) markets.