KLJB-TV was purchased by Marshall Broadcasting from Grant Communications on December 1, 2014 and operates under various local service agreements with Nexstar.
Throughout its history, KLJB-TV FOX 18 has always held a strong commitment to the communities it serves. KLJB-TV signed on July 28, 1985 as the Quad Cities’ first independent outlet and aired an analog signal on UHF channel 18. Throughout it’s FOX affiliation history, KLJB-TV has been recognized as a top performing FOX affiliate, not only with FOX network programming but with the most successful syndicated programming available.
On December 31, 1999, KLJB became the first station in the market to broadcast a local 9pm News. The FOX 18 Nine O’clock News has consistently demonstrated it is a worthy News alternative, now an hour long, Monday-Friday and 30 Minute Newscasts Saturday and Sunday. In 2018, KLJB-TV launched a two-hour morning show Monday-Friday from 7-9am to educate and enlighten local viewers with the most local news of the day. Finally, KLJB-TV broadcasts a live weekly local sports recap program; Fox 18 Sports Sunday airs Sunday nights at 9:30PM
KLJB’s syndicated programming includes the Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, Family Feud and Steve Harvey. KLJB-TV is also home to the Chicago Bears Preseason Football games.
Davenport, IA – Rock Island / Moline, IL is in the 98th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 688,117 and 277,950 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable / ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 86%; 43% wired and 43% ADS. Major employers include Alcoa, Kraft and Exelon. The Quad Cities also serves as world headquarters for John Deere and home to the Rock Island Arsenal, a major military installation. The scenic Mississippi River joins Iowa and Illinois while Interstate 80 and Quad Cities International Airport provide transportation opportunities to either coast. The Quad Cities is home to the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic Golf Tournament, held annually in Silvis, IL and televised on the CBS television network. In 2013, Modern Woodmen Park, nestled along the Mississippi River, was voted best Minor League Ball Park in America in a USA Today poll.
Source: Nielsen Media, USA Today
Station Contact Information231 18th Street Rock Island, IL 61201 P: (309) 786-5441
Pluria Marshall, Jr, General Manager
Kevin Hemmings, Station Manager & Sales Manager
Mike Mickle, News Director
John Hoist, Chief Engineer