Nexstar Media Group And NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Partner To Host And Produce “Lone Star Nye Live” TV Special And “Over The Top Nye” Fireworks Spectacular

Nexstar and NBC 5’s Third Annual Exclusive New Year’s Eve Programming Partnership Will Feature Special Guests, Live Music by the Vegas Stars, and More

Watch Lone Star NYE Live via TV Broadcast or Streaming Video on Participating Stations’ Websites

FORT WORTH, IRVING and DALLAS, Texas (December 30, 2019) – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it is co-hosting in partnership with NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) Lone Star NYE Live on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. CST.  For the third consecutive year, NBC 5 has teamed up with stations owned by Nexstar Media Group, Mission Broadcasting, Inc., and Vaughan Media LLC across 21 markets throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma reaching nearly eight million U.S. households to ring in 2020 with the hour-long special. Lone Star NYE Live will feature musical performances by the Vegas Stars band, a Central Time Zone countdown, and the Over the Top NYE fireworks spectacular, presented by Hunt Realty investments with NBC 5 and Nexstar as official media sponsors. In addition, local viewers may access a live stream of the Dallas New Year’s Eve programming special on their participating local station’s website as early as 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. CST, depending on the station.

The biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in Dallas-Fort Worth will broadcast from the entertainment and dining complex in Arlington, Texas Live!, beginning at 11:30 p.m. CST. There, news anchor D.J. Williams of KARK-TV in Little Rock will join award-winning NBC 5 news anchors Katy Blakey and Kris Gutierrez to host Lone Star NYE Live and ring-in the New Year alongside hundreds of partygoers. Viewers and VIP party guests will celebrate the night away with music from the Vegas Stars who will be performing on location at Texas Live!. To join in the celebration, individuals may purchase tickets to the event by visiting

Shannon LaNier from KIAH-TV/CW 39 in Houston will be checking-in with the team throughout the night reporting live from the Dallas City Hall Plaza at the city’s Party on the Plaza.  Sponsored by Visit Dallas, Party on the Plaza will run from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and revelers can enjoy live entertainment from American Idol favorites Jason and Michael Castro, plus the Emerald City Elevation Band, as they count down to the Reunion Tower Over the Top NYE fireworks special.

NBC 5 and Nexstar Media Group are the official media partners of the Over the Top NYE fireworks spectacular and will broadcast the event during their LIVE NYE special.  Fireworks will begin at midnight CST, as the Dallas city skyline lights up with more than 4,000 pyrotechnic special effects ignited from various levels of Reunion Tower.

Ring in the new decade with a big bang at Dallas’ illuminating NYE firework show – Party on the Plaza! Enjoy a night of dazzling lights from every angle around The Reunion Tower while toasting to the memories of the old year with your friends and family.  Party on the Plaza will have free live entertainment from Dallas’ American Idol favorites Jason and Michael CASTRO and the Emerald City Elevation Band, with food and beverages being available for purchase from more than 25 of the best food trucks in Dallas.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with NBC 5 for the third consecutive year of Lone Star NYE Live and Over the Top NYE fireworks spectacular from the iconic Reunion Tower,” stated Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “As the country’s largest local media group, Nexstar is focused on delivering exclusive local programming that informs, entertains, and enriches the daily lives of our viewers. We look forward to bringing people together this holiday season to experience the excitement of the New Year with our New Year’s Eve programming special, live from Dallas – the home of Nexstar Nation. We are proud to share this New Year’s Eve tradition with our audiences throughout Texas and the millions of viewers in the surrounding states throughout the Southeast and Southwest.”

“Lone Star NYE Live! provides our viewers a real-time countdown celebration and experience to ring in 2020 on New Year’s Eve.  We are thrilled to continue this tradition with our partners at Reunion Tower, Texas Live! and the Nexstar Media Group this year,” said Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 President and General Manager.

Lone Star NYE Live

Nexstar and NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) New Year’s Eve Programming Special

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 | 11:30 p.m. CST – 12:30 a.m. CST

Texas Live!

1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington, TX 76011

Tickets are available to purchase at

For more information visit

Reunion Tower

Note: Only authorized guests of Reunion Tower, Hyatt Regency Dallas and credentialed media will be permitted to access the media viewing area via Reunion Boulevard and Sports Street. Due to safety requirements the Reunion Tower lawn will be closed to the public. For public viewing, the best vantage points are located on the west side of the Trinity River, along the levees and Trinity Overlook Park.

Party on the Plaza

City Hall Plaza, 1500 Marilla St., Dallas, TX 75201
For more information, visit:

Program Hosts: Katy Blakey, NBC 5 News Anchor @KatyBlakeyNBC5
Kris Gutierrez, NBC 5 News Anchor @KrisGutz
D.J. Williams, KARK-TV News Anchor @dj45williams
Shannon LaNier, CW39 Houston @MrShannonLanier


Station/Network Region Operator Website
KXAS-TV (NBC) Dallas-Fort Worth, TX NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
KWKT-TV (FOX) Waco-Temple-Bryan, TX Nexstar
KFDX-TV (NBC) Wichita Falls, TX – Lawton, OK Nexstar
KRBC-TV (NBC) Abilene-Sweetwater, TX Mission
KSAN-TV (NBC) San Angelo, TX Mission
KAMR-TV (NBC) Amarillo, TX Nexstar
KXAN-TV (NBC) Austin, TX Nexstar
KLBK-TV (CBS) Lubbock, TX Nexstar
KMID-TV (ABC) Odessa-Midland, TX Nexstar
KVEO-TV (NBC) Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen, TX Nexstar
KETK-TV (NBC) Tyler-Longview, TX Nexstar
WBRL-TV (CW) Baton Rouge, LA Nexstar
KLFY-TV (CBS) Lafayette, LA Nexstar
KTAL-TV (NBC) Shreveport, LA Nexstar
KARK-TV (NBC) Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR Nexstar
KNWA-TV (NBC) Ft. Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Nexstar
KSNW-TV (NBC) Wichita-Hutchinson, KS Nexstar
KSNF-TV (NBC) Joplin, MO – Pittsburg, KS Nexstar
MTKA-TV (CW) Topeka, KS Vaughan Media
KRBK-TV (FOX) Springfield, MO Nexstar
KTSM-TV (NBC) El Paso, TX Nexstar


About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 197 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 115 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. Nexstar also owns WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset.  For more information please visit

About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS is the NBC Owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality news and entertainment programming on NBC 5, COZI TV (Digital 5.2), online at and our other digital and social media platforms.

About Mission Broadcasting, Inc.

Mission Broadcasting, Inc., is a U.S. television broadcasting company founded in 1996. Mission owns and operates 19 full power television stations, affiliated with the NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX or The CW television networks, in 18 markets located in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont.

About Vaughn Media, LLC

Vaughn Media, LLC, is a U.S. television broadcasting company that owns and operates three full power television stations and digital subchannels affiliated with ABC, The CW and MynetworkTV in four markets located in Texas, Kansas and Ohio.


The iconic Reunion Tower is managed by Reunion Tower Operations Co., LLC and owned by Hunt Realty Investments. Opened in the fall of 2013, the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower offers visitors the only indoor/outdoor observation deck in the city with unique views of Dallas and its surrounding communities at 470 feet above the ground. Interactive exhibits allow visitors an opportunity to discover hidden gems, historic landmarks, museums, parks and more. Visit for more information. On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ReunionTower


Hunt Realty Investments serves as the centralized real estate investment and development company for the Ray L. Hunt family of companies and has been active in the real estate development, acquisition, ownership and investment business for over 40 years. For more information, please visit .



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