- Market Population & Rank:
- TV Households: 229,600; Persons 2+: 623,931; Rank 126
- Major Industries:
- Agriculture and Timber Industries
- Major Employers:
- Clearwater Paper, ATK/CCI/Spear, Washington State University, University of Idaho
KLEW TV is located in Lewiston, Idaho and is the only broadcast TV station between Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington. With the addition of service via Dish Network and DirectTV, KLEW expanded its’ household potential reach from 65,000 households in 8 counties, to 214,000 households in 24 counties in 4 states. A CBS affiliate, KLEW TV provides extensive local news and sports for the surrounding counties. With a very active and award winning Creative Services department, KLEW TV is recognized as having one of the best commercial production facilities in the area. They were recently recognized by the Idaho State Broadcasters Association for Best Commercial Photographer. In addition the news team received awards for Best Non Play-By-Play Sports Program with the production of “Road To The Apple Cup” and Best News Weather Segment.
Lewiston is an unrated market in the Spokane, Washington DMA, which is ranked 72 in size. Lewiston has, in recent years, ranked nationally as one of the safest small communities in the nation. Also as one of the “best places to live” for outdoor enthusiasts. The economy is driven mostly by the agriculture and timber industries. There are 4 colleges and universities within 30 miles of Lewiston and therefore it enjoys a well-educated employment base. Largest employers in the area include Clearwater Paper, ATK/CCI/Spear, Washington State University, and The University of Idaho.
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