KRXI-TV

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KRXI-TV
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Reno, Nevada
United States
City of license Reno
Branding Fox 11 (general)
Fox 11 News (newscasts)
KTVU Channel 2 News (during newscast simulcasts)
RTV 11.2 (on DT2)
Slogan So Fox 11 (general)
Local News. Your World. (newscasts)
Complete Bay Area News Coverage. (KTVU Channel 2 News)
Channels Digital: 44 (UHF)
Virtual: 11 (PSIP)
Subchannels 11.1 Fox
11.2 RTV
Translators 17 K17CA-D Carson City
21 KRXI-TV1 Reno
35 K35FL-D Silver Springs
Affiliations Fox
Owner Sinclair Broadcast Group
(KRXI Licensee, LLC)
First air date January 1, 1996; 18 years ago (1996-01-01)
Call letters' meaning Reno and XI
(Roman numeral 11)
Sister station(s) KAME-TV, KENV-DT, KRNV-DT, KVCW, KVMY
Former callsigns KRXI (1996–2002)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
11 (VHF, 1996–2009)
Transmitter power 1,000 kW
Height 836 m
Facility ID 48360
Transmitter coordinates 39°35′23″N 119°55′37″W / 39.58972°N 119.92694°W / 39.58972; -119.92694
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website foxreno.com

KRXI-TV, virtual channel 11, is the Fox–affiliated television station for Northwestern Nevada's Truckee Meadows licensed to Reno. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 44 (virtual channel 11.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter facility on Peavine Peak. The station can also be seen on Charter channel 11 and in high definition on digital channel 781. Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, KRXI operates MyNetworkTV affiliate KAME-TV, owned by Deerfield Media, and NBC affiliate KRNV-DT, owned by Intermountain West Communications Company, through local marketing agreements (LMA). KRXI and KAME share studios on 4920 Brookside Court in Reno on the eastern side of the Reno–Tahoe International Airport.

History[edit]

Logo used from 2002 to 2008.

The station began operations on New Years Day 1996, taking Fox affiliation from KAME which was owned by a separate subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. KRXI-DT2 added RTV on January 7, 2008.[1] The station was depicted in the episode "Drive" of The X-Files as part of a police chase that took place during the show.

On July 20, 2012, one day after Cox Media Group purchased four television stations in Jacksonville, Florida and Tulsa, Oklahoma from Newport Television, Cox put KRXI-TV (along with the LMA for KAME-TV) and sister stations in Steubenville, Ohio, Johnstown, Pennsylvania and El Paso, Texas (all in markets that are smaller than Tulsa), plus several radio stations in medium to small markets, on the selling block.[2] On February 25, 2013, Cox announced that it would sell the four television stations and the LMA for KAME to Sinclair Broadcast Group.[3] The sale was approved by the FCC on April 29, 2013.[4] The sale was finalized on May 2, 2013.[5] Sinclair would subsequently purchase the non-license assets of a third Reno station, KRNV-DT, on November 22, 2013.[6]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channels Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[7]
11.1 720p 16:9 KRXI-HD Main KRXI-TV programming / Fox
11.2 480i 4:3 RTV RetroTV

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KRXI-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 44.[8] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 11.

Programming[edit]

KRXI-TV broadcasts the entire Fox schedule, with the exception of program preemptions for breaking news or severe weather coverage. Syndicated programming on this station includes Bethenny, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, The Arsenio Hall Show, and TMZ on TV, among others.

News operation[edit]

News open weeknights on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.).
Former 11:00 p.m. newscast.

KRXI simulcasts newscasts from former sister station and fellow Fox affiliate KTVU in Oakland, California (Cox Media Group sale to Fox Television Stations pending). It includes an hour-long prime time news (weeknights at 10:00 p.m.).[9] All newscasts are presented in high definition from KTVU's studios at Jack London Square in Downtown Oakland. During the nightly news at 10:00 p.m., there were local weather cut-ins provided by AccuWeather meteorologists (weeknights at 10:40 p.m. and weekends at 10:40 p.m.). These forecast segments, taped in advance, originate from headquarters on Science Park Road in State College, Pennsylvania.[10] Both of the weather cut-ins ended on June 17, 2014 (weeknights) and on June 20, 2014 (weekends), in favor of the local weather and news cut-ins provided by KRNV-DT (weeknights at 10:40 p.m. and weekends at 10:40 p.m.).

On October 4, 2010, KRXI partnered with the Independent News Network (INN) to produce a weeknight newscast called Fox 11 News: Eleven at Eleven, with the slogan "Local News. Less Time.". Initially it aired in an abbreviated format for fifteen minutes (including commercials). This was unlike traditional broadcasts seen in the time slot on Reno's big three stations. The newscast then changed to a half-hour format, in addition to altering the slogan to "Local News. Your World." The newscast was taped in advance from INN's facilities on Tremont Avenue in Davenport, Iowa. The news anchors, meteorologist, and sports anchor were provided by the centralized news operation and other personnel from INN filled-in as needed. The newscast ended on April 4, 2014, in favor of the 11:00 p.m. newscast on KRNV-DT.

KRXI maintained two local reporters based in Reno who contributed content to the show. This was the first time the station had ever had a news department of its own even though it was very small with a skeleton crew based out of the station's studios. Fox 11 News Eleven at Eleven was streamed live on KRXI's website and there was also on demand video of the weeknight broadcasts.

Following the sale of KRXI to Sinclair and the company's subsequent acquisition of the non-license assets of KRNV-DT, Sinclair stated its intention to end KRXI's news share agreement with KTVU in favor of locally-produced newscasts.[6] However, Cox Media Group and KTVU cancelled the contract agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group and KRXI-TV to air the morning (4:30–9:00 a.m.) and noon (12:00–12:30 p.m.) newscasts on May 14, 2014.[11]

On-air staff[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

+ denotes non–KRXI-TV personnel

^[a] Indicates staff member also serves as a fill-in as needed
Anchors
  • Samantha Boatman – weekday mornings on Mornings on Fox 11 (7:00–9:00 a.m.); also noon reporter on KRNV-DT
  • Melissa Carlson – weekday mornings on Mornings on Fox 11 (7:00–9:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon on KRNV-DT
  • Madison Corney [a] – weekends at 10:40 p.m. and weekends at 11:00 p.m. on KRNV-DT
  • Bill Frankmore – weekday mornings on Mornings on Fox 11 (7:00–9:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon on KRNV-DT
  • + Julie Haener – weeknights on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
  • + Heather Holmes [a] – weekends on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.); also evening reporter
  • Elias Johnson [a] – weeknights at 10:40 p.m. and weeknights at 11:00 p.m. on KRNV-DT
  • + Gasia Mikaelian [a] – fill-in for weeknights on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
  • Bryan Samudio – weekends at 10:40 p.m. and weekends at 11:00 p.m. on KRNV-DT
  • + Frank Somerville – weeknights on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
  • + Ken Wayne [a] – weekends on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.); also evening reporter
Weather
  • Madison Corney [a] – forecaster; weekends at 10:40 p.m. and weekends at 11:00 p.m. on KRNV-DT
  • + Bill Martin [a] (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and NWA Seals of Approval) – chief meteorologist; weeknights on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
  • + Rosemary Orozco [a] – fill-in meteorologist; 7 days a week on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
  • Tim Studebaker [a] – meteorologist; weekday mornings on Mornings on Fox 11 (7:00–9:00 a.m.) and weekdays at noon on KRNV-DT
  • + Mark Tamayo [a] (AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and NWA Seals of Approval) – meteorologist; weekends on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
  • Brandon Wholey [a] – chief meteorologist; weeknights at 10:40 p.m. and weeknights at 11:00 p.m. on KRNV-DT
Sports
  • + Joe Fonzi [a] – sports anchor; weekends on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
  • + Mark Ibáñez [a]sports director; weeknights on The Ten O'Clock News (10:00–11:00 p.m.)
Reporters
  • Ashley Cullins – weekday morning reporter
  • + John Fowler – weeknight reporter; also health and science editor
  • + Craig Heaps – weeknight reporter
  • Jaime Hayden – weekday morning reporter
  • Terri Hendry – weekday morning reporter
  • + Jana Katsuyama [a] – weeknight reporter
  • Ryan Kern – weekday morning reporter
  • + Amber Lee – weeknight reporter
  • + Patti Lee – general assignment reporter
  • + Cara Lui – general assignment reporter
  • + Mike Mibach [a] – general assignment reporter
  • + Maureen Naylor [a] – weeknight reporter
  • + Ken Pritchett [a] – general assignment reporter
  • + Allie Rasmus [a] – general assignment reporter
  • + Eric Rasmussen [a] – general assignment reporter
  • + Cristina Rendon [a] – general assignment reporter
  • + Rob Roth – weeknight reporter
  • Alyx Sacks [a] – weekday morning reporter
  • + John Sasaki [a] – general assignment reporter
  • Marissa Schwartz – weekday morning reporter
  • + Azenith Smith – weekend evening reporter
  • + David Stevenson – weeknight reporter
  • Van Tieu – weekday morning reporter
  • + Katie Utehs – general assignment reporter
  • + Tom Vacar – consumer editor; also occasional general assignment reporter
  • + Debora Villalon – general assignment reporter
  • + Noelle Walker [a] – general assignment reporter
  • + Melanie Woodrow – general assignment reporter
  • + Claudine Wong [a] – general assignment reporter
Cox Media Group's Washington D.C. Bureau
  • + Kyla Campbell – national correspondent
Sinclair Broadcast Group's Washington D.C. Bureau
  • Kristine Frazao – national correspondent; weekday mornings on Mornings on Fox (7:00–9:00 a.m.)
  • Mark HymanBehind the Headlines commentator; weekday mornings on Mornings on Fox (7:00–9:00 a.m.)
  • Kai Jackson – special correspondent; weekday mornings on Mornings on Fox (7:00–9:00 a.m.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RTN Announces New Affiliate in Reno". Retrieved 2007-10-09. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Cox Puts Four TV Stations on Block After Acquiring Four From Newport - 2012-07-20 18:05:04 | Broadcasting & Cable". Broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  3. ^ Malone, Michael (February 25, 2013). "Sinclair to Acquire Five Cox Stations". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Sinclair Broadcast Group". Sbgi.net. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  6. ^ a b "KRNV-TV Sold to Sinclair Broadcast Group". KTVN Channel 2 News. November 22, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for KRXI". Rabbitears.info. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  8. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  9. ^ Winslow, George (2008-04-16). "Q&A: Sterling Davis, Cox Television". Multichannel News. Retrieved 2008-12]12.  [dead link]
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ McConico, Matt (May 14, 2014). "KTVU Morning & Noon Newscasts". KRXI Fox 11 News. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 

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