KJTL owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc. and launched on May 14, 1985 is a Wichita Falls, Texas-Lawton, Oklahoma service. KJBO-LP, KJBO and KFDX are the sisters of the television while KJBO and KJTL are operated by Mission under shared services and joint sales agreement.
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Slogan: Texoma’s Only Primetime News
Sister: KJBO-LP and KFDX-TV
Wichita Falls-Lawton market was contested by Thornberry TV Ltd. And First City Media, Inc. for a construction permit for an independent television. In Aug 1984, Thornberry eventually got its hands on KJTL after the approval of Federal Communications Commission. The channel hit the waves on May 14, 1954 from Call Field Road studios in Wichita Falls while its original transmitter was installed near Grandfield, Oklahoma.
Wichita Falls Television became the new owner of the service in Aug 1986 but later sold the channel to BSP Broadcasting on May 11, 1989. In Sep 1994 it became a 24-hour broadcaster but was sold to Wicks Broadcast Group on Aug 31, 1995 after the approval of Federal Communications Commission. Mission Broadcasting would purchase the channel on Jan 6, 1996 for USD 15.5mn. Nexstar took control of KJBO and KJTL on June 1, 1999 under JSA and SSA. The two channels then relocated to KFDX studios on Seymour Highway and Turtle Creek Road. It was branded as Fox Texoma in Sep 2002 and was renamed Texoma’s Fox in Sep 2011.
Apart from clearing Fox regular lineup, it broadcasts notable syndicated programs including Tamron Hall, The Big Bang Theory, Rachael Ray, Divorce Court, Mary, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Mom and Modern Family. As of Sep 2016, it gets five hours each week of local news supplement from its sister KFDX. Audiences can watch news, weather and sports updates, contests, lifestyle and community programs, videos, political and national news online. Find the channel on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. Here is the website: https://www.texomashomepage.com/