Las Vegas Station’s New Year’s Eve Special to Air in 12 Markets

By Mark Joyella 

Las Vegas CBS affiliate KLAS will produce a live New Year’s Eve special, “Countdown to 2017,” which will air on 11 Nexstar stations.

The special, hosted by KLAS news anchors Brian Loftus and Kirsten Joyce, will feature performances by Blue Man Group, Carlos Santana and REO Speedwagon, originates from the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.

“Last year at midnight, more than 98,000 Las Vegas viewers tuned into KLAS’s Countdown to 2016 special to ring in the New Year,” KLAS general manager Lisa Howfield told TV NewsCheck. “This year we are excited to expand this must-see event to reach eleven additional Nexstar markets across the country and to bring the Las Vegas celebration into the homes of thousands of new viewers.”


Additional markets airing the special include KASW in Phoenix, KUCW in Salt Lake City, KGPE in Fresno, KWKT in Waco, KTSM in El Paso, KGET in Bakersfield, KAMR in Amarillo, KMID in Midland-Odessa, KJTL in Wichita Falls, KHMT in Billings, and KGJT in Grand Junction.