KFQX

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KFQX
KFQXFox4.png
Grand Junction, Colorado
United States
BrandingFox 4
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Subchannels4.1 Fox
4.2 CBS
4.3 Escape
4.4 Grit
OwnerMission Broadcasting, Inc.
OperatorNexstar Media Group
(via SSA)
FoundedFebruary 10, 1993
First air dateJune 17, 2000 (18 years ago) (2000-06-17)
Call letters' meaningVisually-similar Q replacing O in FOX (affiliated network)
Sister station(s)KREX-TV, KGJT-CD
Former callsignsKJWA (1993–1996)
Former channel number(s)4 (VHF analog, 2000–2009)
Transmitter power71.5 kW
Height407 m (1,335 ft)
Facility ID31597
Transmitter coordinates39°3′57.5″N 108°44′47.1″W / 39.065972°N 108.746417°W / 39.065972; -108.746417Coordinates: 39°3′57.5″N 108°44′47.1″W / 39.065972°N 108.746417°W / 39.065972; -108.746417
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.westernslopenow.com

KFQX, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 15), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Grand Junction, Colorado, United States and serving Colorado's Western Slope region. The station is owned by Mission Broadcasting; Nexstar Media Group, which owns CBS affiliate KREX-TV (channel 5) and low-powered, Class A MyNetworkTV affiliate KGJT-CD (channel 27, which KREX simulcasts on its third digital subchannel), operates KFQX through a shared services agreement. The three stations share studios on Hillcrest Avenue in downtown Grand Junction; KFQX's transmitter is located at the Black Ridge electronics site at the Colorado National Monument west of the city.

History[edit]

For its first few years, KFQX offered delayed rebroadcasts of KREX's newscasts. In 2005, the station began simulcasting news programming from former Fox owned-and-operated KDVR in Denver. Today, the simulcasts include a three-hour weekday morning newscast (Good Day Colorado from 6–9 a.m.), a weeknight newscast at 5:30 and a nightly primetime newscast from 9–10 p.m. It also offers simulcasts some of KREX's weekday newscasts at noon, 5 and 10 p.m.[1]

On November 20, 2013, Gray Television announced it would purchase Hoak Media and Parker Broadcasting in a $335 million deal. KFQX will be sold to Excalibur Broadcasting; however, Gray will sell KREX and Excalibur will sell KFQX due to ownership limits; Gray already owns KKCO and operates Excalibur-owned KJCT.[2][3] On December 19, Gray announced that KREX and its satellites will be sold to Nexstar Broadcasting Group, while KFQX will be sold to Mission Broadcasting, for $37.5 million.[4] The sale of KREX was completed on June 13. Nexstar will provide services to KFQX, while it awaits FCC approval.[5] The sale was approved on February 27, 2017.[6] The sale was finalized on March 31.[7]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[8]
4.1 720p 16:9 KFQX-HD Main KFQX programming / Fox
4.2 480i KREY-SD Simulcast of KREX-TV / CBS
4.3 4:3 Escape
4.4 Grit

KREX-TV studio fire[edit]

A fire knocked KREX, KFQX and KGJT-LP off the air on January 20, 2008 at approximately 8:45 a.m. local time. The station's building and 50 years worth of archives are a total loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] KREX at TitanTV
  2. ^ "Gray Buying Hoak, Prime Stations For $342.5M". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. ^ Malone, Michael (November 20, 2013). "Gray TV/Excalibur To Acquire Hoak Media, Parker Broadcasting Stations For $335 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Gray Sell Grand Junction Duop To Nexstar, TVNewsCheck, 19 December 2013
  5. ^ Nexstar Completes Purchase Of Gray Stations, TVNewsCheck, Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  6. ^ Notice. CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 27 February 2017, Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  7. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KFQX#station

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