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KXDF-CD CBS 13 logo.png
Fairbanks, Alaska
United States
City Fairbanks
Branding CBS 13 (general)
News 13 (newscasts)
Slogan Eye on the Interior
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF),
& KTVF 11.3 (VHF)
Subchannels 13.1 CBS
13.2 NBC
Owner Gray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
First air date August 7, 1996; 22 years ago (1996-08-07)
Call letters' meaning derived from former K13XD call sign
Sister station(s) KFXF-LD, KTVF
Former callsigns K13XD (1995–2012)
K13XD-D (2012–2016)
KXDD-CD (2016)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
13 (VHF, 1996–2012)
Transmitter power 3 kilowatts
Class Class A Digital
Facility ID 64596
Transmitter coordinates 64°55′20.0″N 147°42′55.0″W / 64.922222°N 147.715278°W / 64.922222; -147.715278
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.webcenter11.com/tvtv

KXDF-CD, channel 13, is the CBS affiliate in Fairbanks, Alaska. It is owned by Gray Television, and is a sister station to NBC affiliate KTVF, and MyNetworkTV affiliate KFXF-LD. The station's studios, shared with KFXF, are located on Braddock Street in Fairbanks, and the transmitter is northeast of the city.


KXDF-CD signed on the air on August 7, 1996 as K13XD, the area's sixth television station, four months after longtime CBS affiliate KTVF switched to NBC. It was owned by Tanana Valley Television Company alongside Fox affiliate KFXF. Before channel 13 signed on, select CBS programming had been seen on KFXF. The addition of K13XD meant that Fairbanks would finally have a station for each of the four main networks: KATN (ABC), KFXF (Fox), KTVF (NBC), and K13XD (CBS), along with KJNP-TV (TBN) and KUAC-TV (PBS).

In 2000, the station upgraded to a class A license,[1] but retained its translator-style call sign; eventually the station branded with a contraction of its translator call as KXD. In 2012, the station flash-cut from analog to digital,[2] modifying its call sign to K13XD-D.[3] The call letters were changed to KXDD-CD on November 7, 2016 and to KXDF-CD on December 16, 2016.[3]

On November 8, 2016, Northern Lights Media, the subsidiary of Gray Television that operates Anchorage stations KTUU-TV and KYES-TV, announced that it would buy KXDD-CD, KFXF-LD and KTVF for $8 million in cash, pending FCC approval.[4] The sale was completed on January 13, 2017.[5][6]

Full-market over-the-air coverage[edit]

In addition to its own low-powered digital signal, KXDF-CD also receives full-market over-the-air high definition coverage on KTVF digital subchannel 11.3.[7][8][9] The simulcast is most likely a direct compensation for how on March 2, 2017, Tanaha Valley Television surrendered their license for KFYF (the original full-market over-the-air distributor of the programming of KFXF-LD) back to the FCC,[10] which cancelled it on March 10.[11] Like KTVF does presently, KFYF had simulcast KXDF-CD on a subchannel.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[12]
13.1 1080i 16:9 K13XD-D Main KXDF-CD programming / CBS
13.2 480i KTVF-SD Simulcast of KTVF / NBC


  1. ^ "Application Search Details (2)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (1)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Call Sign History (KXDF-CD)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Northern Lights Media announces acquisition of Fairbanks television stations - KTUU.com
  5. ^ Gray Closes Green Bay, Davenport and Fairbanks Acquisitions Gray Television, 17 January 2017, Retrieved, 22 January 2017.
  6. ^ Consummation Notice,.Federal Communications Commission, 20 January 2017, Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  7. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTVF
  8. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KFXF-LD
  9. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXDF-CD
  10. ^ Ramsey, Coe W. (March 2, 2017). "Re: KFYF(DT), Fairbanks, Alaska (Facility ID No. 64597) Surrender or Request for Cancellation of License" (PDF). Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  11. ^ Station Search Details - Federal Communications Commission
  12. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXDF-CD

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