KJTL

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KJTL
KJTLFox.pngKJTL-DT2 Bounce Texoma.png
Wichita Falls, Texas/Lawton, Oklahoma
United States
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)
Subchannels 18.1 Fox
18.2 Bounce TV
Affiliations Fox (1986-present)
Owner Mission Broadcasting
(operated under a SSA by
Nexstar Broadcasting Group)

(Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date May 14, 1985 (1985-05-14)[1]
Call letters' meaning named for "Janet T. Lee" early majority shareholder (not as supposed as a variable of Lubbock Fox affiliate KJTV-TV)
Sister station(s) KFDX-TV
Former channel number(s) Analog:
18 (UHF, 1985-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1985-1986)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 263 m
Facility ID 7675
Transmitter coordinates 34°12′5″N 98°43′45″W / 34.20139°N 98.72917°W / 34.20139; -98.72917
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.texomashomepage.com

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.

History[edit]

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, then in 1995, it was sold to Wicks Broadcast Group. In 2002, Wicks Broadcast Group sold the station to the current Mission Broadcasting.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2]
18.1 720p 16:9 KJTL-DT Main KJTL programming / Fox
18.2 480i 4:3 Bounce Bounce TV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

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 (which was later pushed back to June 12, 2009). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 15.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 18.

Programming[edit]

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.

News Operation[edit]

The station airs a 9:00 p.m. newscast produced by KFDX on weeknights. A similar newscast ran from the late 1990s until 2001; it was canceled due to low ratings. It uses KFDX's news team.

Fox: Texoma's News at 9
(Weeknights 9 to 9:30 P.M.)

  • Anchor:
    • David Gonzalez
  • Weather:
    • Skip McBride
  • Sports:
    • Tobin McDuff

KJTL features additional news personnel from KFDX. See that article for a complete listing.

News/Station presentation[edit]

Newscast titles[edit]

  • Fox: Texoma's News at 9 (2007–2012)
  • Texoma's FOX News at 9 (2012–Present)

Station slogans[edit]

  • Texoma's Only Primetime News (late 2000's)
  • Texoma's Primetime News Leader(?-Present)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says May 18, while the Television and Cable Factbook says May 14.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KJTL
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

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