- 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.
|Branding||KCIT FOX 14 (general)
KCIT FOX 14 News (newscasts)
|Slogan||Keeping it Local|
|Channels||Digital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 14 (PSIP)
14.2 This TV
(Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
|Operator||Nexstar Broadcasting Group|
|First air date||October 24, 1982|
|Call letters' meaning||CIT = See It|
|Former callsigns||KJTV (1982-1985)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
14 (UHF, 1982-2009)
|Former affiliations||FNN (secondary, 1982-1985)
PTEN (secondary, 1993-1995)
|Transmitter power||925 kW|
|Height||464 meters (1,522 ft)|
|Public license information:||Profile
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).
|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|
The station signed on the air on October 24, 1982 as KJTV, a general Independent with movies, dramas, westerns, cartoons, sitcoms, and a half-hour newscast. It was originally owned by Ray Moran. Moran sold the station to Detroit, Michigan businessman Ralph Wilson in 1984. In 1985, KJTV changed its call letters to the current KCIT. The station also had a secondary affiliation with the Financial News Network that also lasted until 1985. (The KJTV call letters are now used by the Fox affiliate in nearby Lubbock.) In October 1986, the station became a charter Fox affiliate. Wilson sold the station to Epic Broadcasting of Wichita Falls in 1991. KCIT secondary affiliated with the Prime Time Entertainment Network in 1993 to 1995. Epic Broadcasting sold both KCIT and KJTL in Wichita Falls, Texas to the Wicks Broadcast Group in 1995. KCIT was acquired by current owner Mission Broadcasting along with KJTL 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.
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.
- "Prime+Time+Entertainment+Network"+"station+list"+93&rnum=5#439abc32b11f85f3 "updated 1993 PTEN list". alt.tv.babylon-5. Google.com. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
- Channel 15 digital TV stations in the United States
- Channel 14 virtual TV stations in the United States
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KCIT
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KCIT-TV