|Columbia–Jefferson City, Missouri|
|Channels||Digital: 30 (UHF)|
|Branding||Fox 22 (general)|
ABC 17 News on FOX 22 (newscasts)
|Owner||News-Press & Gazette Company |
(NPG of Missouri, LLC)
|Founded||January 14, 1988|
First air date
|1991 (former license)|
February 20, 2004 (current license)
Last air date
|June 12, 2009(former license)|
Former call signs
KZOU-LP (2004–June 2009)
KQFX-LP (June−July 2009)
Former channel number(s)
11 (VHF, 1990-2003)
38 (UHF, 2003-2009)
22 (UHF, 2008-2020)
Call sign meaning
|refers to Fox affiliation|
15 kW (application)
|HAAT||328 m (1,076 ft)|
|Translator(s)||KMIZ-DT 17.4 (UHF) Columbia|
K18KK-D 18 (UHF) Columbia
Public license information
KQFX-LD, virtual channel 22 (UHF digital channel 30), branded on-air as Fox 22, is a low-powered Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Columbia, Missouri, United States and serving the Columbia–Jefferson City television market. Owned by the St. Joseph-based News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG), it is a sister station to ABC affiliate KMIZ (channel 17, also licensed to Columbia). The two stations share studios on the East Business Loop 70 in Columbia and transmitter facilities west of Jamestown near the Moniteau–Cooper county line. There is no separate website for KQFX-LD; instead, it is integrated with that of sister station KMIZ.
The low-power station went on the air in 1991 as K11TB. It became a Fox affiliate in 1997. In October 2003, the station moved to channel 38 (as K38II) and increased its power to cover both Columbia and Jefferson City from its tower site near Ashland. During its Fox era, it used "KQFX" (then a fake call sign) as part of its brand identity. K38II remained on the air until June 12, 2009, when the license for sister station KZOU-LP became KQFX-LD on digital channel 22 and took the Fox programs. This was the only new television broadcast in Mid-Missouri when the "digital transition" occurred. Fox 22 now reaches the vast majority of Mid-Missouri homes with a digital antenna and is available on all cable and satellite systems in Mid-Missouri.
Before June 14, 2009, this license was called KZOU-LP and carried UPN programs (and later MyNetworkTV as "My Zou 32"). K38II picked up the call letters shortly after KZOU came KQFX-LD. K38II became KZOU-LP on June 22, 2009, to keep the call letters. On September 3, 2010, the FCC canceled KZOU-LP's license.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|22.1||720p||16:9||FOX 22||Main KQFX-LD programming / Fox|
|22.4||Escape||Court TV Mystery|
With the debut of its high definition newscasts and the market's only 6:30 p.m. newscast, KMIZ began offering five hours of local news every weekday. It broadcasts an hour-long newscast on KQFX on weekdays and Sundays and a 30-minute newscast on Saturdays. On September 2, 2013, KMIZ added weekday newscasts at 9 a.m. and noon.
- "Rabbitears TV Query for KQFX-LD".
- JW Sells KMIZ-KQFX Columbia (Mo.) to NP&G from Broadcasting & Cable (July 26, 2012)
- "CDBS Print". licensing.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
- "TV Schedule for FOX (KQFX) Columbia, MO HD". TV Passport. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
- KMIZ Columbia Adding 9:00 a.m., Noon News TVNewsCheck, August 21, 2013.