KQFX-LD

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KQFX-LD
KQFX-LD Logo.png
ColumbiaJefferson City, Missouri
United States
CityColumbia, Missouri
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 22
BrandingFox 22 (general)
ABC 17 News on FOX 22 (newscasts)
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerNews-Press & Gazette Company
(NPG of Missouri, LLC)
KMIZ
History
FoundedJanuary 14, 1988
First air date
1991; 30 years ago (1991) (former license)
February 20, 2004; 17 years ago (2004-02-20) (current license)
Last air date
June 12, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-06-12) (former license)
Former call signs
Former license:
K11TB (1991−2003)
K38II (2003−2009)
Current license:
K11SN (1988−2004)
KZOU-LP (2004–June 2009)
KQFX-LP (June−July 2009)[1]
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
11 (VHF, 1990-2003)
38 (UHF, 2003-2009)
Digital:
22 (UHF, 2008-2020)
UPN (2004–2006)
MyNetworkTV (2006–2009)
Call sign meaning
refers to Fox affiliation
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID56176
ClassLD
ERP11.8 kW
15 kW (application)
HAAT328 m (1,076 ft)
Transmitter coordinates38°46′29″N 92°33′23″W / 38.77472°N 92.55639°W / 38.77472; -92.55639
Translator(s)KMIZ-DT 17.4 (UHF) Columbia
K18KK-D 18 (UHF) Columbia
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.abc17news.com/fox22

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 MoniteauCooper county line. There is no separate website for KQFX-LD; instead, it is integrated with that of sister station KMIZ.

In addition to its own digital signal, KQFX-LD is simulcast in high definition on KMIZ's fourth digital subchannel from the same transmitter site.

History[edit]

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.[2]

On July 26, 2012, JW announced that KQFX and its sister stations were sold to News-Press & Gazette Company for $16 Million.[3] The sale was consummated on November 1.[4]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
22.1 720p 16:9 FOX 22 Main KQFX-LD programming / Fox
22.2 480i 4:3 Laff Laff
22.3 Grit Grit
22.4 Escape Court TV Mystery
22.5 16:9 Dabl DABL

Programming[edit]

Syndicated programming on KQFX includes Family Feud, The People's Court, Modern Family, and The Big Bang Theory.[5]

News operation[edit]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rabbitears TV Query for KQFX-LD".
  2. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getimportletter_exh.cgi?import_letter_id=21234
  3. ^ JW Sells KMIZ-KQFX Columbia (Mo.) to NP&G from Broadcasting & Cable (July 26, 2012)
  4. ^ "CDBS Print". licensing.fcc.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  5. ^ "TV Schedule for FOX (KQFX) Columbia, MO HD". TV Passport. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  6. ^ KMIZ Columbia Adding 9:00 a.m., Noon News TVNewsCheck, August 21, 2013.

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