KCIT

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This article is about the television station in Amarillo, Texas. For the short-lived independent station in Kansas City, Missouri that once bore the KCIT calls, see KPXE-TV.
KCIT
KCIT logo
Amarillo, Texas
United States
Branding KCIT FOX 14 (general)
KCIT FOX 14 News (newscasts)
Slogan Keeping it Local
Channels Digital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 14 (PSIP)
Subchannels 14.1 Fox
14.2 This TV
Affiliations Fox Broadcasting Company
Owner Mission Broadcasting
(operated under a SSA by
Nexstar Broadcasting Group)

(Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date October 24, 1982
Call letters' meaning CIT = See It
Sister station(s) KAMR-TV
Former callsigns KJTV (1982-1985)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
14 (UHF, 1982-2009)
Former affiliations FNN (1982-1985)
ONTV (1982-1985)
Independent (1982-1986)
PTEN (secondary, 1993-1995)
Transmitter power 925 kW
Height 464 meters (1,522 ft)
Facility ID 33722
Transmitter coordinates 35°20′33.2″N 101°49′21.6″W / 35.342556°N 101.822667°W / 35.342556; -101.822667
Website www.myhighplains.com

KCIT, virtual channel 14 (digital channel 15), is the Fox-affiliated television station in Amarillo, Texas, USA. The station is owned by Mission Broadcasting, and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. alongside NBC affiliate KAMR-TV (channel 4).

KCIT's transmitter is located north of Amarillo in rural unincorporated Potter County. Its studios are located downtown (across the street from KVII-TV); KCIT itself has always occupied this studio since its inception as it later shared the studios with KCPN-LP and KAMR (since 2002).

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming
14.1 720p 16:9 KCIT-HD Main KCIT programming / Fox
14.2 480i 4:3 THIS TV This TV

History[edit]

The station signed on the air on October 24, 1982 as call letters KJTV as a general independent station with movies, dramas, westerns, cartoons, sitcoms, and a half-hour newscast. In 1985, KJTV changed its call letters to the current KCIT. (The KJTV call letters are now used by the Fox affiliate in nearby Lubbock.) In 1986, the station became a charter Fox affiliate. KCIT secondary affiliated with the Prime Time Entertainment Network in 1993 to 1995.[1] The station was acquired by Mission Broadcasting after they bought KCIT and KCPN-LP from Wicks Broadcast Group in 1999. This station has been operated through a shared services agreement with Nexstar Broadcasting's station, KAMR-TV since Nexstar acquired the latter in December 2003 as part of its purchase of Quorum Broadcasting.

Newscasts[edit]

The station had its own newscast during the 1980s and 1990s. On March 11, 2001 the station reopened a nightly 9 p.m. newscast titled Fox14 News @ 9, produced by KAMR. For a time, the station also carried a weekday morning newscast. On January 15, 2008 KCIT replaced the KAMR-produced newscast with its own one-hour newscast at 9 p.m.

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