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Grand Junction, Colorado
United States
BrandingFox 4
Fox 4 Local News at 6:30 (newscast)
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 4 (PSIP)
Affiliations4.1: 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 (19 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)[citation needed]
Former channel number(s)Analog:
4 (VHF, 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

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 under a shared services agreement (SSA). 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.


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 station 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] KREX produces a 6:30pm newscast for KFQX titled “Fox 4 Local News at 6:30.”[2]

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.[3][4] 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.[5] The sale of KREX was completed on June 13. Nexstar will provide services to KFQX, while it awaits FCC approval.[6] The sale was approved on February 27, 2017.[7] The sale was finalized on March 31.[8]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[9]
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.


  1. ^ [1] KREX at TitanTV
  2. ^ DADOSUPERMARIO 2 (2019-03-04), NEXSTAR FOX GRAPHICS OPEN (2017-, retrieved 2019-06-14
  3. ^ "Gray Buying Hoak, Prime Stations For $342.5M". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  4. ^ Malone, Michael (November 20, 2013). "Gray TV/Excalibur To Acquire Hoak Media, Parker Broadcasting Stations For $335 Million". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  5. ^ Gray Sell Grand Junction Duop To Nexstar, TVNewsCheck, 19 December 2013
  6. ^ Nexstar Completes Purchase Of Gray Stations, TVNewsCheck, Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  7. ^ Notice. CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, 27 February 2017, Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  8. ^ Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  9. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KFQX#station

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