KFXF-LD 7 Fairbanks Logo (As Of 09-26-2018).png
Fairbanks, Alaska
United States
ChannelsDigital: 22 (UHF)
Virtual: 7
BrandingKFXF Fairbanks
Affiliations7.1: MeTV/MyNetworkTV[1]
7.2: CBS
OwnerGray Television
(Gray Television Licensee, LLC)
First air date
July 2, 1996 (25 years ago) (1996-07-02)
Former call signs
K22EY (1995–2010)
K22EY-D (2010–2016)
Former channel number(s)
22 (UHF, 1996–2010)
22 (until 2021)
Wireless cable (1996–2003)
Fox (2003–2017)
Call sign meaning
Fox Fairbanks
(former affiliation)
Technical information
Facility ID72584
ERP15 kW
HAAT17.7 m (58 ft)
Transmitter coordinates64°48′42.5″N 147°42′4.2″W / 64.811806°N 147.701167°W / 64.811806; -147.701167
Translator(s)KTVF-DT 11.2 (26.2 UHF) Fairbanks

KFXF-LD, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 22), is a low-power primary MeTV and secondary MyNetworkTV-affiliated television station licensed to Fairbanks, Alaska, United States. Owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television, it is a sister station to NBC affiliate KTVF (channel 11) and Class A CBS affiliate KXDF-CD (channel 13). The three stations share studios on Braddock Street in downtown Fairbanks, where KFXF-LD's transmitter is also located.


KFXF intellectual unit

See also: KFYF

The KFXF-LD intellectual unit originated on April 20, 1992, when Tanana Valley Television Company signed on K07UU as the area's first commercial station (and fifth in general after KJNP-TV in 1981) since 1955, when KTVF and KATN started. The station upgraded to a full-power license and changed its call letters to KFXF on February 27, 1995.

From its inception, the station was primarily affiliated with Fox. In its early years, K07UU/KFXF ran programming from Canadian music channel MuchMusic during the overnight hours, and for a time in 1993–94 carried the NBA on NBC. Until K13XD (now KXDF-CD) went on the air in August 1996, KFXF also carried some CBS shows. The station also ran UPN programs from 2000 to 2006, when that network merged with The WB to form The CW, which is shown on a digital subchannel of KATN.

After Gray Television's purchase of KTVF, KXDF-CD, and the non-license assets of KFXF on January 13, 2017, all of KFXF's programming was moved to KFXF-LD, which had previously served as a translator of KFXF. The full-power station's license (which was not included in the sale because the market has only five full-power stations, too few to create a duopoly) changed its call letters to KFYF on February 9, 2017[2] and was subsequently cancelled on March 10.[3]


On March 14, 1995, the Federal Communications Commission granted a construction permit for a new low-powered station in Fairbanks,[4] which received the K22EY call letters.[5] The station signed on 1996.[6]

In 2000, several low-powered stations owned by Goldbelt, Inc. (including K22EY) were sold to ACS Television, L.L.C.[7][8] ACS Television, a subsidiary of Alaska Communications System, operated its stations as a wireless cable system; ACS put the subsidiary up for sale in 2002 due to financial losses and the costs of converting the stations to digital television.[9] On April 23, 2003, Tanana Valley Television Company acquired 10 stations (including K22EY) from ACS Television.[10][11] In 2010, the station flash-cut from analog to digital,[12] modifying its call sign to K22EY-D.[5]

The call letters were changed to KFXF-LD on November 4, 2016.[5] On November 8, 2016, Northern Lights Media, the subsidiary of Gray Television that operates Anchorage stations KTUU-TV and KYES-TV, announced that it would buy KTVF, KFXF-LD and KXDF-CD (then known as KXDD-CD) for $8 million in cash.[13] The sale was completed on January 13, 2017.[14][15]

Fox announced on October 30, 2017 that it would move its Fairbanks affiliation from KFXF-LD to a subchannel of KATN on November 4; KFXF then became a MyNetworkTV affiliate.[16][17] In a statement, Gray said that renewing the Fox affiliation "was not financially feasible."[18] For nearly two years after KFXF-LD's affiliation change, the station's schedule remained intact for all hours outside of the Fox lineup as meanwhile the MyNetworkTV schedule replaced the Fox prime time lineup. By October 2019, Gray replaced all programming on KFXF-LD outside of the MyNetworkTV schedule with the MeTV schedule, quietly continuing to air MyNetworkTV programs between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays.

As of November 2021, KFXF-LD moved to virtual channel 7, which was formerly used by the full power KFXF until 2017.

Full-market over-the-air coverage

In addition to its own digital signal, KFXF-LD receives full-market over-the-air coverage via a high definition simulcast on KTVF's second digital subchannel (UHF channel 26.2 or virtual channel 11.2) from a transmitter on the Ester Dome.[19][20][21] The simulcast is most likely a direct compensation for how on March 2, 2017, Tanana Valley Television surrendered their license for KFYF (the original full-market over-the-air high definition distributor of the programming carried by KFXF-LD) back to the FCC,[22] which canceled it on March 10.[3]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[23]
7.1 720p 16:9 KFXF-LD MeTV / MyNetworkTV[16]
7.2 1080i KXDF-CD Simulcast of KXDF-CD


  1. ^ TitanTV Query for KFXF-LD
  2. ^ Call Sign History - Federal Communications Commission
  3. ^ a b Station Search Details - Federal Communications Commission
  4. ^ Application Search Details - Federal Communications Commission
  5. ^ a b c Call Sign History - Federal Communications Commission
  6. ^ Application Search Details - Federal Communications Commission
  7. ^ Application for Transfer of Control of a Corporate Licensee or Permittee, or for Assignment of License or Permit of TV or FM Translator Station or Low Power Television Station - Federal Communications Commission
  8. ^ Application Search Details - Federal Communications Commission
  9. ^ "ACS negotiates to sell TV subsidiary". Peninsula Clarion. Associated Press. August 6, 2002. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Application for Transfer of Control of a Corporate Licensee or Permittee, or for Assignment of License or Permit of TV or FM Translator Station or Low Power Television Station - Federal Communications Commission
  11. ^ Application Search Details - Federal Communications Commission
  12. ^ "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  13. ^ Northern Lights Media announces acquisition of Fairbanks television stations - KTUU.com
  14. ^ Gray Closes Green Bay, Davenport and Fairbanks Acquisitions Gray Television, 17 January 2017, Retrieved, 22 January 2017.
  15. ^ Consummation Notice, Federal Communications Commission, 18 January 2017.
  16. ^ a b Miller, Mark K. (October 30, 2017). "KATN Picks Up Fox Affiliation In Fairbanks". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  17. ^ An Official Announcement Of The Network Affiliation Switch, Effective: Friday, November 3rd, 2017[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ Eggerton, John (October 31, 2017). "Gray's KFXF Dropping Fox Affiliation". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  19. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTVF
  20. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KFXF-LD
  21. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXDF-CD
  22. ^ Ramsey, Coe W. (March 2, 2017). "Re: KFYF(DT), Fairbanks, Alaska (Facility ID No. 64597) Surrender or Request for Cancellation of License" (PDF). Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  23. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KFXF-LD