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BrandingFox 11
Affiliations11.1: Fox
11.2: Charge!
11.3: Antenna TV
11.4: Rewind TV
FoundedAugust 21, 1992
First air date
January 1, 1996 (26 years ago) (1996-01-01)
Former call signs
KCHZ (8/21/1992–9/4/1992)
KRXI (1992–2002)
Former channel number(s)
11 (VHF, 1996–2009)
44 (UHF, until 2018)
Grit (until 2018)
Call sign meaning
Reno and XI
(Roman numeral 11)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID48360
ERP400 kW
HAAT854 m (2,802 ft)
Transmitter coordinates39°35′23″N 119°55′41″W / 39.58972°N 119.92806°W / 39.58972; -119.92806
Translator(s)See below
Public license information

KRXI-TV (channel 11) is a television station in Reno, Nevada, United States, affiliated with the Fox network. It is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which provides certain services to primary sports-formatted independent station and secondary MyNetworkTV affiliate KNSN-TV (channel 21, owned by Deerfield Media) and NBC affiliate KRNV-DT (channel 4, owned by Cunningham Broadcasting) through separate joint sales and shared services agreements (JSA/SSA). However, Sinclair effectively owns KRNV as the majority of Cunningham's stock is owned by the family of deceased group founder Julian Smith. The three stations share studios on Vassar Street in Reno; KRXI-TV's transmitter is located on Peavine Peak.


The station began operations on New Year's Day 1996, taking the Fox affiliation from KAME which was owned by a separate subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. KRXI-DT2 added RTV on January 7, 2008.[1] The station was depicted in the episode "Drive" of The X-Files as part of a police chase that took place during the show.

On July 20, 2012, one day after Cox Media Group purchased WAWS and WTEV in Jacksonville, Florida, and KOKI-TV and KMYT-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Newport Television, Cox put KRXI-TV (along with the LMA for KAME-TV) and sister stations WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and KFOX-TV in El Paso, Texas (all in markets that are smaller than Tulsa), plus several radio stations in medium to small markets, on the selling block.[2] On February 25, 2013, Cox announced that it would sell the four television stations, and the LMA for KAME, to Sinclair Broadcast Group.[3] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted its approval on April 30, 2013, one day after it approved the sale of sister station, KRXI.[4] The sale was finalized on May 2, 2013.[5] Sinclair would subsequently purchase the non-license assets of a third Reno station, KRNV-DT, on November 22, 2013.[6] Sinclair could not buy KRNV-DT outright because Reno has only six full-power stations—three too few to legally permit a duopoly. With the sale of KRNV's license to Cunningham, Sinclair now controls half of those stations. The sale also created a situation in which a Fox affiliate is the nominal senior partner in a duopoly involving an NBC affiliate and a "Big Three" station.


Syndicated programming

In addition to the Fox network schedule, syndicated programs featured on KRXI-TV include Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, TMZ on TV, and The Real among others.

News operation

KRXI simulcasts newscasts from former sister station and current Fox owned-and-operated station KTVU in Oakland, California. It includes an hour-long prime time news (weeknights at 10:00 p.m.).[7] All newscasts are presented in high definition from KTVU's studios at Jack London Square in Downtown Oakland. During the nightly news at 10:00 p.m., there were local weather cut-ins provided by AccuWeather meteorologists (weeknights at 10:40 p.m. and weekends at 10:40 p.m.). These forecast segments, taped in advance, originate from headquarters on Science Park Road in State College, Pennsylvania.[8] Both of the weather cut-ins ended on June 17, 2014 (weeknights) and on June 20, 2014 (weekends), in favor of the local weather and news cut-ins provided by KRNV-DT.

On October 4, 2010, KRXI partnered with the Independent News Network (INN) to produce a weeknight newscast called Fox 11 News: Eleven at Eleven, with the slogan "Local News. Less Time." Initially it aired in an abbreviated format for fifteen minutes (including commercials). This was unlike traditional broadcasts seen in the time slot on Reno's big three stations. The newscast then changed to a half-hour format, in addition to altering the slogan to "Local News. Your World." The newscast was taped in advance from INN's facilities on Tremont Avenue in Davenport, Iowa. The news anchors, meteorologist, and sports anchor were provided by the centralized news operation and other personnel from INN filled-in as needed. The newscast ended on April 4, 2014, in favor of the 11:00 p.m. newscast on KRNV-DT.

KRXI maintained two local reporters based in Reno who contributed content to the show. This was the first time the station had ever had a news department of its own even though it was very small with a skeleton crew based out of the station's studios. Fox 11 News Eleven at Eleven was streamed live on KRXI's website and there was also on demand video of the weeknight broadcasts.

Following the sale of KRXI to Sinclair and the company's subsequent acquisition of the non-license assets of KRNV-DT, Sinclair stated its intention to end KRXI's news share agreement with KTVU in favor of locally produced newscasts.[6] However, Cox discontinued its agreement to air the morning and noon newscasts on May 14, 2014.[9] The local morning newscast was added on August 25, 2014. The local noon newscast was moved from KRNV-DT to KRXI-TV on June 1, 2015 to comply with FCC rules stipulating that a company providing more than 15% of a station's programming per week would have an "attributable interest" in the station, thus counting as ownership.

Notable former on-air staff

Technical information


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channels Video Aspect Short name Programming[10]
11.1 720p 16:9 KRXI-TV Main KRXI-TV programming / Fox
11.2 480i CHARGE Charge!
11.3 ANTENNA Antenna TV
11.4 REWIND Rewind TV

Analog-to-digital conversion

KRXI-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 44.[11] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 11.


City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates Owner
Battle Mountain K13JD-D 13 0.1 kW 653 m (2,142 ft) 2702 40°37′4.4″N 116°41′24.3″W / 40.617889°N 116.690083°W / 40.617889; -116.690083 (K13JD-D) Lander County General Improvement District #1
Carson City K17CA-D 17 5.13 kW 617 m (2,024 ft) 23029 39°15′31.6″N 119°42′9.6″W / 39.258778°N 119.702667°W / 39.258778; -119.702667 (K17CA-D) Sinclair Broadcast Group
Elko K17DT-D 1 kW 308 m (1,010 ft) 19408 40°49′15.7″N 115°42′7.2″W / 40.821028°N 115.702000°W / 40.821028; -115.702000 (K17DT-D) Elko Television District
Ely K20LD-D 20 0.796 kW 987 m (3,238 ft) 72231 39°9′39.7″N 114°36′53.8″W / 39.161028°N 114.614944°W / 39.161028; -114.614944 (K20LD-D) White Pine Television District #1
K16NB-D 16 3.549 kW 264 m (866 ft) 185262 39°15′52.8″N 114°53′38.1″W / 39.264667°N 114.893917°W / 39.264667; -114.893917 (K16NB-D)
Eureka K36KN-D 36 0.3 kW 765 m (2,510 ft) 185624 39°26′58.7″N 115°59′55.2″W / 39.449639°N 115.998667°W / 39.449639; -115.998667 (K36KN-D) Eureka County TV District
Golconda K33GB-D 33 0.19 kW 443 m (1,453 ft) 28083 41°9′18.6″N 117°28′19.4″W / 41.155167°N 117.472056°W / 41.155167; -117.472056 (K33GB-D) Humboldt County
Hawthorne K22FH-D 22 0.52 kW 984 m (3,228 ft) 127981 38°27′27.3″N 118°45′53.9″W / 38.457583°N 118.764972°W / 38.457583; -118.764972 (K22FH-D) Sinclair Broadcast Group
K21OK-D 21 3.54 kW 305 m (1,001 ft) 185256 39°14′38.7″N 115°0′10.5″W / 39.244083°N 115.002917°W / 39.244083; -115.002917 (K21OK-D) White Pine Television District #1
Manhattan K06KQ-D 6 0.02 kW 130 m (427 ft) 14126 38°32′15.7″N 117°4′0.2″W / 38.537694°N 117.066722°W / 38.537694; -117.066722 (K06KQ-D) Nye County
K32NW-D 32 0.5 kW 33 m (108 ft) 42697 38°23′42″N 118°3′8″W / 38.39500°N 118.05222°W / 38.39500; -118.05222 (K32NW-D) Mineral Television District #1
Orovada K32KQ-D 0.2 kW 242 m (794 ft) 189904 41°28′27.6″N 118°3′30.5″W / 41.474333°N 118.058472°W / 41.474333; -118.058472 (K32KQ-D) Quinn River Television Maintenance District
Reno KRXI (DRT) 21 3.02 kW 873.9 m (2,867 ft) 48360 39°18′36.6″N 119°53′4.9″W / 39.310167°N 119.884694°W / 39.310167; -119.884694 (KRXI (DRT)) Sinclair Broadcast Group
Ruth K17NU-D 17 0.018 kW 24 m (79 ft) 185259 39°16′26.7″N 114°59′15″W / 39.274083°N 114.98750°W / 39.274083; -114.98750 (K17NU-D) White Pine Television District #1
Ryndon K18GT-D 18 0.156 kW −128 m (−420 ft) 128751 40°57′53.7″N 115°36′50.2″W / 40.964917°N 115.613944°W / 40.964917; -115.613944 (K18GT-D) Elko Television District
Schurz K36FF-D 36 0.18 kW 355 m (1,165 ft) 70730 38°58′0.7″N 118°53′25.5″W / 38.966861°N 118.890417°W / 38.966861; -118.890417 (K36FF-D) Walker River Paiute Tribe
Valmy K27OM-D 27 0.2 kW 215 m (705 ft) 183547 40°56′19″N 117°23′38″W / 40.93861°N 117.39389°W / 40.93861; -117.39389 (K27OM-D) Humboldt County
K34FP-D 34 219 m (719 ft) 28086 40°56′23.6″N 117°23′39.4″W / 40.939889°N 117.394278°W / 40.939889; -117.394278 (K34FP-D)
Walker Lake K24EY-D 24 0.48 kW −174 m (−571 ft) 42705 38°35′26.7″N 118°33′31.4″W / 38.590750°N 118.558722°W / 38.590750; -118.558722 (K24EY-D) Mineral Television District #1
Winnemucca K23FR-D 23 0.11 kW 693 m (2,274 ft) 22799 41°0′38.5″N 117°46′4.2″W / 41.010694°N 117.767833°W / 41.010694; -117.767833 (K23FR-D) Humboldt County
Yerington K19MJ-D 19 0.34 kW 462 m (1,516 ft) 39364 38°59′11.1″N 119°14′39.8″W / 38.986417°N 119.244389°W / 38.986417; -119.244389 (K06KQ-D) Sinclair Broadcast Group
Litchfield, CA K32MJ-D 32 0.68 kW 597 m (1,959 ft) 125540 40°7′0.9″N 120°19′3.5″W / 40.116917°N 120.317639°W / 40.116917; -120.317639 (K32MJ-D) Honey Lake Community Television
South Lake Tahoe, CA K14SD-D 14 0.47 kW 926 m (3,038 ft) 168232 39°19′23.7″N 119°56′38.7″W / 39.323250°N 119.944083°W / 39.323250; -119.944083 (K14SD-D) Sinclair Broadcast Group
Susanville, CA K29LT-D 29 0.34 kW 695 m (2,280 ft) 125550 40°26′47.9″N 120°21′28.5″W / 40.446639°N 120.357917°W / 40.446639; -120.357917 (K29LT-D) Honey Lake Community Television


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