|Wichita Falls, Texas/Lawton, Oklahoma|
|Branding||Texoma's Fox (general)
Fox: Texoma's News at 9 (newscasts)
|Slogan||Texoma's Only Primetime News|
|Channels||Digital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
(operated under a SSA by
Nexstar Broadcasting Group)
(Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
|First air date||May 14, 1985|
|Call letters' meaning||named for "Janet T. Lee" early majority shareholder (not as supposed as a variable of Lubbock Fox affiliate KJTV-TV)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
18 (UHF, 1985-2009)
|Former affiliations||independent (1985-1986)|
|Transmitter power||1000 kW|
KJTL, virtual channel 18, is the Fox affiliate located in Wichita Falls, Texas also serving Lawton, Oklahoma owned by Mission Broadcasting, and its operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, in a virtual duopoly with NBC affiliate KFDX channel 3. KJTL's transmitter is located near Grandfield, Oklahoma.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|18.1||720p||16:9||KJTL-DT||main KJTL programming / Fox HD|
|18.2||480i||4:3||Bounce TV||Music and movies programming|
KJTL shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 18, on February 17, 2009, the original date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 15. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 18.
|This section requires expansion with: further information on the history of KJTL. (July 2011)|
The station originally signed on the air on May 14, 1985. It was originally an independent non-network station until 1987, when KJTL became one of the early affiliates of the then-new Fox television network. In 1988, the station was sold to The Liberty Corporation, 7 years later in 1995, it was sold to Wicks Broadcast Group.
Syndicated programming on the station includes: The Martha Stewart Show, Rachael Ray, Judge Joe Brown, Judge Alex, Divorce Court, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Dr. Oz Show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Deal or No Deal, Everybody Loves Raymond, My Name Is Earl, The Office, Two and a Half Men, Family Guy and King of the Hill, with weekend telecasts of Cold Case, House M.D., Bones and Boston Legal.
Fox: Texoma's News at 9
(Weeknights 9 to 9:30 P.M.)
- David Gonzalez
- Skip McBride
- Tobin McDuff
KJTL features additional news personnel from KFDX. See that article for a complete listing.
- Fox: Texoma's News at 9 (2007–2012)
- Texoma's FOX News at 9 (2012–Present)
- Texoma's Only Primetime News (late 2000's)
- Texoma's Primetime News Leader(?-Present)
- The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says May 18, while the Television and Cable Factbook says May 14.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KJTL
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- KJTL Homepage
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KJTL
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KJTL-TV