KXOF-CD
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Channels
BrandingFox Laredo (general)
Fox News Laredo (news)
Programming
Affiliations31.1: Fox
31.2: Grit
31.3: Laff
Ownership
Owner
KLDO-TV
KETF-CD
History
FoundedFebruary 18, 1997
First air date
July 28, 1997; 25 years ago (1997-07-28)
Former call signs
K15EZ (1997–June 1999)
K25GN (June–October 1999)
KZLD-LP (October 1999–2005)
KETF-CA (2005–2011)
KETF-CD (2011–2018)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
15 (UHF, 1997–1999)
25 (UHF, 1999–2009)
Enlace (1997–1999)
Pax (1999–2005)
Telefutura/UniMás (2005–2018)
MyNetworkTV (secondary, 2018–2021)
Call sign meaning
"XOF" is "Fox" spelled backwards (former callsign of KETF-CD; callsign predates founding of XOF Productions by 12 years)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID32177
ClassCD
ERP15 kW
HAAT162.3 m (532 ft)
Transmitter coordinates27°31′13″N 99°31′20″W / 27.52028°N 99.52222°W / 27.52028; -99.52222 (KYLX-LD)
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.foxnewssouthtexas.com

KXOF-CD (channel 31) is a low-power, Class A television station in Laredo, Texas, United States, affiliated with the Fox network. It is owned by Entravision Communications alongside Univision affiliate KLDO-TV (channel 27) and Class A UniMás affiliate KETF-CD (channel 39). The three stations share studios on Bob Bullock Loop in Laredo; KXOF-CD's transmitter is located on Shea Street north of downtown.

KXOF-CD and Harlingen-based KFXV (channel 60), which serves the Rio Grande Valley to the southeast, use the same newscast called Fox News South Texas which is divided into two segments; Laredo news (originating from KXOF) and Rio Grande Valley news (originating from KFXV).

History

The station began as K15EZ on channel 15 on July 28, 1997, moving to channel 25 on August 6, 1999 as K25GN. From 1999 to 2005, the station was KZLD-LP. Entravision bought the station in 2005, simultaneously switching the station to a Spanish-language Telefutura network as KETF-CA. In 2009, KETF-CA went off the air due to XHBR transmitting digitally on channel 25.1. In June of that year, KETF-CA applied for a permit to start transmitting digitally on channel 31.1. In January 2010, the permit was granted.[1] The station changed its call sign to KETF-CD on January 3, 2011.

KETF-CD and its sister station KXOF-CD swapped call signs on December 13, 2018.[2][3][4][5]

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[6]
31.1 720p 16:9 FOX Main KXOF-CD programming / Fox
31.2 480i Grit Grit
31.3 Laff Laff

References

  1. ^ "CDBS Print". Licensing.fcc.gov. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History (KXOF-CD)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History (KETF-CD)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KETF-CD
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXOF-CD
  6. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KXOF-CD