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KDFW launched on Dec 3, 1949 is a Fox O&O station serving Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Owned by Fox Television Stations, the channel shared duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate KDFI. The duo has joint headquarters on North Griffin Street while the transmitter of KDFW is located south of junction of Belt Line and Mansfield Road in Cedar Hill.

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Slogan: We Are Fox 4 | The News Leader

Sisters: KDFI

Website: www.fox4news.com/

 

History

A request was made to Federal Communications Commission for the approval of construction permit on VHF channel 2 by KRLD Radio Corp., a division of Dallas Times Herald on Aug 20, 1945. However, the application was refiled with the amends to get a broadcast license for VHF channel 4. North Texas Public Broadcasting in the end was granted the channel 2 allocation on Sep 1, 1988. The license was granted to Times Herald on Sep 13, 1946.

Times Herald opted KRLD for the callsign of the service which it officially got on Dec 3, 1949 after the test broadcasts on Nov 21, 1949. It was the fourth Texas station to obtain license from FCC after KLEE, KBTV and WBAP. KRLD signed affiliation with CBS as its radio station KRLD-AM was already a CBS Radio Network affiliate. The channel was purchased by Times Mirror Company on Sep 22, 1969 and the call letters were changed to KDFW-TV on July 2, 1998. It was transferred y Times Mirror to Argyle Television Holdings on Jan 3, 1994. Argyle took over the operations of the station in Feb 1994.

KDFW and three other Argyle channels were acquired by New World Communications on May 26, 1994 and made it a Fox affiliate, also rebranding it to Fox 4 Texas. It signed affiliation with Fox on July 2, 1995 to end its 45.5 years end partnership with CBS.

Syndicated programs Extra, Judge Judy, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Wendy Williams Show and The Dr. Oz Show after becoming a fox affiliate in July 1995. Since Sep 2018 it broadcasts 55 hours of locally produced content each week with 9.5 hours on weekdays and 3.5 hours on Sat and Sun. Clarice Tinsley is the notable anchor of the KDFW. You can watch news, weather and sports updates, traffic reports, contests and more online. Find the Fox 4 on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Here is the website: https://www.fox4news.com/