KFQX

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KFQX
KFQXFox4.png
Grand Junction, Colorado
United States
Branding Fox 4
Channels Digital: 15 (UHF)
Subchannels 4.1 Fox
4.2 CBS
4.3 Escape
4.4 Grit
Owner Parker Broadcasting
(sale to Mission Broadcasting pending)
(Parker Broadcasting of Colorado, LLC)
Operator Nexstar Media Group
Founded February 10, 1993
First air date June 17, 2000
Call letters' meaning FQX translates to FOX
Sister station(s) KREX-TV
Former channel number(s) 4 (VHF analog, 2000–2009)
Transmitter power 71.5 kW
Height 407 m
Facility ID 31597
Transmitter coordinates 39°3′57.5″N 108°44′47.1″W / 39.065972°N 108.746417°W / 39.065972; -108.746417
Website www.westernslopenow.com

KFQX is a television station in Grand Junction, Colorado, broadcasting digitally on UHF channel 15 as an affiliate of Fox. Founded February 10, 1993, the station is owned by Parker Broadcasting of Colorado, LLC.

KFQX is operated under a LMA by Nexstar Media Group, which also owns co-located KREX-TV.

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]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [6]
4.1 720p 16:9 KFQX-HD Main KFQX programming / Fox
4.2 480i KREY-SD Simulcast of KREX-TV
4.3 4:3 Escape
4.4 Grit

KREX-TV studio fire[edit]

Further information: KREX-TV § Studio Fire

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

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