KFOX-TV established in 1979 is a Fox-affiliate serving El Paso, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuah. Sinclair Broadcast Group is the owner of the channel that shares duopoly with CBS linked KDBC which is available on Ch 4. The two sisters have studios located on South Alto Mesa Drive in northwest El Paso with transmitter located on the Franklin Mountains.
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History as an Independent
KCIK-TV signed on air in 1979 and was originally a not-for-profit Christian religious station that served El Paso market. It was the first commercial television to air in El Paso after the launch of KVIA that went on air 23 years ago. International Christian Foundation was the original owner and founder of the service. ICT in turn was owned by Pete E. Meryl Warren III. After the launch of KJLF in June 1991 the two stations began to share transmitter and studios at Old Church Building at 3100 North Stanton Street.
It was purchased by Cristo Rey Corporation in 1982 and the new channel was restructured as El Paso’s general entertainment non-affiliated commercial station. KCIK signed affiliation agreement with Fox on Oct 6, 1986 and became a charter Fox affiliate. Under the new ownership of Jack Mulderrig Sr, the channel shifted to a new studio building at 6004 North Mesa Street and changed its callsign to KFOX-TV.
Cox Broadcasting became the new owner of the channel in Aug 1996 and upgraded its syndicated content. Sinclair Broadcast Group on Feb 25, 2013, announced the purchase of four Cox channels. KFOX formally came under the ownership of Sinclair on May 2, 2013 after the approval of Federal Communications Commission earlier on April 29, 2013. The station completed digital transition on June 12, 2009.
KFOX apart from producing Fox network daily lineup also hosts syndicated programs that include Modern Family, Family Feud, The Big Bang Theory, Hot in Cleveland and The People’s Court. Court and talk shows, educational programs and sports programming is also aired by the station. Its news operation includes 26.5 hours of locally produced news-bulletins with 5 hours on weekdays, 30 min on Sat and 1 hour on Sun. You can watch KOFX online and connect with it on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Here is the website: https://kfoxtv.com/