Cordillera Communications LLC is a respected operator of broadcast television stations and interactive services in 11 markets serving more than 2.3 million households and more than two percent of U.S. television households. A subsidiary of Evening Post Industries, Cordillera was founded in 1986 to manage the television operations of the diverse Charleston-based media and real estate company. With headquarters in Saint Paul, MN, Cordillera is led by veteran broadcaster Terry Hurley.
Cordillera operates in medium-to-small sized growth markets across the country. The markets are geographically diverse, yet share common characteristics such as strong local economies, important government installations, quality educational institutions, and varied population demographics. From the Bluegrass State of Kentucky to California’s Gold Coast — with Big Sky Montana, Cajun Country Louisiana, Coastal Bend Texas, Rocky Mountain High Colorado and the Desert Southwest of Arizona in between — Cordillera markets are dynamic. Cordillera stations are all market leaders, consistently ranking No. 1 or No. 2 in total viewership. Located in Designated Market Areas (as defined by Nielsen Media Research) ranked 63 to 205, the stations are primarily affiliated with “Big Three” networks ABC, CBS, and NBC. The Company also broadcasts secondary digital channels in all markets, many as affiliates of The CW Television Network. Cordillera is highly committed to public service and produces over 250 hours of local news and information content each week, in addition to supporting countless community initiatives. Cordillera stations have won many awards for journalistic excellence, including Emmys, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press awards.
Cordillera’s strong ratings foundation, commitment to localism, and superior sales and marketing forces make it one of the nation’s strongest medium-to-small market television broadcasting companies. Our growing interactive services, managed by Informed Interactive, further extend the Cordillera commitment to be media leaders in our communities. And Cordillera also is affiliated with Clear Night Group, a Twin Cities-based network of marketing services agencies.