FOX40 History

KTXL-TV, Sacramento, has come a long way since it first hit the airwaves on Oct. 26, 1968.

Back then, the station was distributing UHF antennas to help educate viewers that they could receive the station’s signal, and $86 bought a prime-time spot.

Since then, the station has accomplished several industry firsts, including being one of the first independent UHF stations in the country to launch a seven-day newscast and have its own satellite downlink. It also was the first station in its market to have a satellite truck and to computerize its newsroom.

Now a FOX network affiliate, KTXL was known in its early days for airing first-run movies and original programming. KTXL produced at the station such top-rated shows as the children’s programs “Capn’s Locker” and “Romper Room,” which was syndicated; a cooking show, “Cooking Around the World with Bea Beyer”; and a country-western music show, “40 Grand Country Jamboree.”

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Equal Opportunity Employer

KTXL, an equal opportunity employer, is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants. Organizations that wish to receive information about vacancies at the station should contact Ms. Jasmine Menechyan at either: or 323-460-5522.

KTXL FCC EEO Public File Reports

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Information for Closed Captioning Concerns

For closed captioning concerns, please contact our captioning hotline:

Phone/Fax: 916-733-3109

We will make every effort to respond or otherwise resolve your inquiry within 24 hours or 1 business day.

Written closed captioning complaints should be directed to the following:

Gary Cox
Senior Broadcast Engineer/Chief Operator
4655 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA 95820
Phone/Fax: 916-733-3114

Before sending a formal written complaint, we recommend you first contact our captioning hotline. We may be able to resolve your problem immediately without the need for a formal complaint. In any event, we will respond to your complaint within 30 days.

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For Public File questions, contact the station at 916-733-3130 or send an email here.

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