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KFOX-TV
KFOX logo
El Paso, Texas
Branding KFOX (general)
KFOX 14 News (news)
(pronounced "K-Fox")
Slogan Coverage You Can Count On
Channels Digital: 15 (UHF)
Affiliations Fox
RTN (DT2)
Owner Cox Enterprises, Inc.
(KTVU Partnership)
First air date August 1979
Call letters’ meaning FOX Network
Former callsigns KCIK (1979-1982)
KCIK-TV (1982-1994)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
14 (UHF, 1979-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1979-1986)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 602 m
Facility ID 33716
Transmitter Coordinates 31°48′54″N 106°29′21″W / 31.815°N 106.48917°W / 31.815; -106.48917
Website www.kfoxtv.com

KFOX-TV is a Fox affiliate based in El Paso, Texas. It broadcasts its digital signal on channel 15. It is owned by Cox Enterprises. Its transmitter is located in El Paso.

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History

The station debuted on the air in August 1979 as KCIK-TV, a non-profit Christian programming outlet. KCIK was El Paso's first UHF television station, and was founded by the late Pete E. Meryl Warren III, who subsequently started KJLF-TV (now KTFN) channel 65 in 1991. It was sold to new owners in 1982, and switched to commercial independent programming (while still airing some religious programming). By 1987 KCIK became a Fox network affiliate, and remains so to this day.

KFOX logo until 2008

In August 1996 Cox acquired what had become KFOX-TV, and turned it into a major player in the El Paso TV market. In September 1997, KFOX debuted El Paso's first prime time newscast, KFOX News at Nine. Since then the station has won nearly 300 awards for journalistic excellence, including Emmy's, Edward R. Murrow's and Katie Awards.

In January 2004, KFOX launched its three-hour morning newscast, The KFOX Morning News. Additionally, on October 8, 2008, KFOX launched a 6 p.m. newscast.

KFOX will affiliate with the Retro Television Network on a digital subchannel, starting in late 2008. After a delay, for unknown reasons, KFOX launched RTN on its digital subchannel on January 15, 2009.

Digital television

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Subchannel Programming
14.1 Main KFOX-TV programming / FOX programming
14.2 Retro Television Network
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Analog shutdown

On Thursday May 21, 2009, at 6:25 AM, 12:25 PM and 6:25 PM, KFOX's analog signal shut off for 2 minutes for a DTV test. [1]

On June 12, 2009, at 12:00 P.M. MDT, KFOX-TV ceased analog programming, due to the mandated analog television shutdown and digital conversion. However, the station is participating in the analog nightlight service[2] on its analog channel 14, informing viewers their options & how to make the transition. Additionally, KFOX-TV will remain on its current digital tier channel 15, using PSIP to display KFOX-TV's virtual channel as 14.[3]

Personalities

Current on-air talent

Current anchors

  • Stephanie Guadian - weekday mornings "KFOX Morning News"
  • Miri Marshall - weekends at 9PM
  • Hema Mullur - weeknights at 6 and 9PM
  • Daniel Novick - weekends at 9PM
  • John Purvis - weeknights at 6 and 9PM
  • Bill Young - weekday mornings "KFOX Morning News"

Reporters

  • Monica Balderrama - Eastside bureau reporter
  • Dena Richardson - general assignment reporter
  • Phil Anaya - Las Cruces reporter
  • Miri Marshall - general assignment reporter
  • Brenda Medina - general assignment reporter
  • Daniel Novick - general assignment reporter
  • Derek Shore - general assignment reporter
  • Martina Valverde - general assignment and traffic reporter

KFOX Severe Weather Team

  • Sandra Diaz (AMS Seal of Approval/NWA Member) - Chief Meteorologist; weeknights at 6 and 9PM
  • Brad Montgomery - Weather anchor; weekday mornings "KFOX Morning News"
  • Miri Marshall - Weather anchor; weekends at 9PM

Former on-air talent

  • Israel Balderas (now an attorney in Washington, D.C.)
  • Jenn Dombrowski
  • Arleene Barrios (now at UTEP)
  • Angeeneh Adamian
  • Elizabeth Alvarez (now at WOFL in Orlando)
  • Sidney Alvarez (now in Public Relations & Workforce Development in Pittsburgh,PA)
  • Ashanti Blaize (now at KXAS-TV in Dallas)
  • Janice Carpio (now at WOAI-TV in San Antonio)
  • Kristi Carson
  • Travis Christy (now at KRQE in Albuquerque)
  • Peter Daut (now at KDFW in Dallas)
  • Caribe Devine (now at KPNX in Phoenix)
  • Mike DiSerio
  • Molly Graves
  • Greg Inglin
  • Patricia Maese
  • Angela Manfredi
  • Joe Mazur (now at WTVD in Raleigh)
  • Mary McCahon
  • Davida Mintz
  • Sara Morris (now at WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia)
  • Chris Regnier (now at KTVI in St. Louis)
  • Elissa Rivas (now at KTRK-TV in Houston)
  • Steve Roldan (now at KSAT-TV in San Antonio)
  • Rene Romo (now at WSOC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina)
  • Audra Schroeder (now at KIRO-TV in Seattle)
  • Tyler Sieswerda (now at KVUE in Austin)
  • Chris Stipes (now at KRIV in Houston)
  • Ben Swann (now at KTSM-TV in El Paso)
  • Karlyn Tilley (now at KCNC-TV in Denver)
  • Alycia Turner
  • Tom Vacar (now at KTVU in Oakland/San Francisco)
  • Yvette Villarreal (now Yvette Martinez at WBIR-TV in Knoxville, TN)

News/station presentation

Newscast titles

  • FOX News (1997-1999)
  • KFOX News (1999-2008)
  • KFOX 14 News (2008-present)

Station slogans

  • See the Difference (1997-2007)
  • Coverage You Can Count On (2007-present)
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