KFXK Longview

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Fox Texas

KFXK-TV launched on Sep 9, 1984 as a Fox affiliate operating in Tyler, TX as well as serving the Longview Area. Originally licensed to Longview, the channel is owned by White Knight Broadcasting and serves as a sister to KETK and KTPN-LD. Nexstar Media Group which also holds Jacksonville KETK operates KTPN and KFXK through shared services agreement. The three channels have studios located on Richmond Road in Tyler while its transmitter is fixed near FM 125 in rural northwestern Rusk County. KFXL-LD is the repeater of the channel located on SH 103 near Loop 287 northwest of Lufkin.

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Slogan: Your Only Primetime News

Sister: KETK, KTPN-LD

Website: www.easttexasmatters.com/

 

History

KFXK hit the waves on Sep 9, 1984 as KLMG-TV and was originally a CBS affiliate. Clara McLaughlin who happen to be the first ever African American woman to hold a television station in US, was the owner of the service. It then acquired a vacant school building located near interstate 20 in Longview and converted it into a studio facility for the station. The channel changed its calls to KFXK in April 1991 and signed an affiliation agreement with Fox.

Communications Corporation of America which owned KFXK on April 24, 2013 announced to release its television assets to Nexstar and its partner Mission Broadcasting with KETK being sold to the former and KTPN and KFXK to the latter to comply with Federal Communications Commission rules. However, Mission withdrew its application to purchase the channel and while in the meantime Nexstar operated both the siblings through shared services agreement, the sale consummated on Jan 1, 2015. USD 4m renovation and restructuring of studios was announced by Nexstar in Nov 2017. It converted into a digital broadcasting facility on June 12, 2009 and the digital signal of KFXK remained on its pre-transition slot UHF Ch 31.

Programming

Syndicated programs presently cleared by the channel include Divorce Court, Mike & Molly, Modern Family, The People’s Court, Big Bang Theory and others. KFXK currently broadcasts 12.5 hours of local news-bulletins each week with 2.5 hours on weekdays. Audiences can watch news, weather and sports updates, community events, contests, videos, trending stuff, other top stories and lot of news from East Texas. Follow the station on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. Here is the website: https://www.easttexasmatters.com/