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 regional human resources director Margarita Red-Horse at

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

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