FOX5 is a Fox affiliated station that operates in Las Vegas, Nevada and is licensed to Henderson. Launched on Sep 10, 1967, the station is owned by Meredith Corporation and is headquartered at the Broadcast Center on West Sunset Road in Henderson. The transmitter facilities are installed on Black Mountain.
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Slogan: Local. Las Vegas
Sub-Channels: 5.1 Fox
KVVU went on air as Nevada’s maiden independent television service on Sep 10, 1967 as KHBV-TV. It originally run its operations from a converted Flying A gas station at Sunset Road, while its offices were located in a modern office building on Flamingo Road. It would air movies, cartoons, sitcoms and westerns broadcasting from 11am to midnight. It incorporated KVVU-TV calls in 1971. By 1975, it would sing on by 7am and increased the number of drams, cartoon, movies, sitcoms and westerns. At that time despite being a small market, Las Vegas held four commercial channels.
The entertainer and talk show host, Johnny Carson, also the owner of Carson Broadcasting acquired KVVU-TV in 1978. Under Carson, the channel would air different theatrical films including R-rated content at late-nights. Meredith Corporation in 1985 acquired the channel from Carson Broadcasting to make it a part of bigger group of sisters operating in Michigan, New York Missouri and Phoenix. It remained an independent service until Oct 9, 1986 when the channel 5 became a charter of upstart service known as Fox Network at that time. Addition in the talk shows was made in 1980s and the share of movies became a bit slimmer.
In 1991, KVVU-TV relocated to its present studio facilities in the Green Valley subdivision of Henderson. The website of the channel alongside its four other sisters was redesigned in June 2006.
The channel currently broadcasts 53 hours of locally produced news-bulletins each week. Its newscast out is highest among Las Vegas stations. Apart from the networks’ scheduled programming, the syndicated content aired by KVVU includes The Wendy Williams Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Family Guy, TMZ on TV, The Real Extra and The Simpsons. Local newscasts and locally produced entertainment and lifestyle program entitled MORE – acquired from the Meredith Corporation women Magazine – MORE is also the part of the programming. The service is also the official home of the Oakland Raiders since 2017 and airs their pre-season games and other updates through shows like Silver and Black Show which premiered in the 2017 NFL Season.