Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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KFTA-TV is the Fox affiliate for the Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Arkansas television market.

The station debuted on November 12, 1978 as KLMN-TV, the area's third television station. It was a CBS affiliate. In 1980, it swapped affiliations with KFSM-TV and became the area's NBC affiliate. Two years later, it changed its calls to KPOM-TV (for People On the Move). In 1989, it signed on a full-time satellite, KFAA-TV, to provide a better signal in Fayetteville. The station began a newscast in 1999. In 2005, the stations changed their calls to KFTA-TV and KNWA-TV, respectively, and KNWA became the main station.

In 2006, the stations' owner, Nexstar Broadcasting, announced that KFTA would become the Fox affiliate for the area, while KNWA will become the area's sole NBC affiliate. KFTA being sold to Mission Broadcasting; it will continue to be operated by Nexstar under a local marketing agreement with KNWA-TV. The network change took place on August 28 even though Equity Broadcasting, the owner of former Fox affiliate KPBI-CA, challenged the sale of KFTA-TV with the FCC.

The two stations will continue to simulcast from 7 AM to 5 PM until KFTA's sale is approved.

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