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|Founded||August 21, 1992|
First air date
|January 1, 1996|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
11 (VHF, 1996–2009)
44 (UHF, until 2018)
Call sign meaning
|Reno and XI|
(Roman numeral 11)
|HAAT||854 m (2,802 ft)|
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. 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. On February 25, 2013, Cox announced that it would sell the four television stations, and the LMA for KAME, to Sinclair Broadcast Group. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted its approval on April 30, 2013, one day after it approved the sale of sister station, KRXI. The sale was finalized on May 2, 2013. Sinclair would subsequently purchase the non-license assets of a third Reno station, KRNV-DT, on November 22, 2013. 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.
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.). 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 and weekends at 10:40 p.m.). These forecast segments, taped in advance, originate from headquarters on Science Park Road in State College, Pennsylvania. 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. However, Cox discontinued its agreement to air the morning and noon newscasts on May 14, 2014. 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.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|11.1||720p||16:9||KRXI-TV||Main KRXI-TV programming / Fox|
KRXI-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 11, on June 12, 2009, the official date on 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. 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||Lander County General Improvement District #1|
|Carson City||K17CA-D||17||5.13 kW||617 m (2,024 ft)||23029||Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Elko||K17DT-D||1 kW||308 m (1,010 ft)||19408||Elko Television District|
|Ely||K20LD-D||20||0.796 kW||987 m (3,238 ft)||72231||White Pine Television District #1|
|K16NB-D||16||3.549 kW||264 m (866 ft)||185262|
|Golconda||K33GB-D||33||0.19 kW||443 m (1,453 ft)||28083||Humboldt County|
|Hawthorne||K22FH-D||22||0.52 kW||984 m (3,228 ft)||127981||Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|K21OK-D||21||3.54 kW||305 m (1,001 ft)||185256||White Pine Television District #1|
|Manhattan||K06KQ-D||6||0.02 kW||130 m (427 ft)||14126||Nye County|
|K32NW-D||32||0.5 kW||33 m (108 ft)||42697||Mineral Television District #1|
|Orovada||K32KQ-D||0.2 kW||242 m (794 ft)||189904||Quinn River Television Maintenance District|
|Reno||KRXI (DRT)||21||3.02 kW||873.9 m (2,867 ft)||48360||Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Ruth||K17NU-D||17||0.018 kW||24 m (79 ft)||185259||White Pine Television District #1|
|Ryndon||K18GT-D||18||0.156 kW||−128 m (−420 ft)||128751||Elko Television District|
|Schurz||K36FF-D||36||0.18 kW||355 m (1,165 ft)||70730||Walker River Paiute Tribe|
|Valmy||K27OM-D||27||0.2 kW||215 m (705 ft)||183547||Humboldt County|
|K34FP-D||34||219 m (719 ft)||28086|
|Walker Lake||K24EY-D||24||0.48 kW||−174 m (−571 ft)||42705||Mineral Television District #1|
|Winnemucca||K23FR-D||23||0.11 kW||693 m (2,274 ft)||22799||Humboldt County|
|Yerington||K19MJ-D||19||0.34 kW||462 m (1,516 ft)||39364||Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Litchfield, CA||K32MJ-D||32||0.68 kW||597 m (1,959 ft)||125540||Honey Lake Community Television|
|South Lake Tahoe, CA||K14SD-D||14||0.47 kW||926 m (3,038 ft)||168232||Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Susanville, CA||K29LT-D||29||0.34 kW||695 m (2,280 ft)||125550||Honey Lake Community Television|
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