Station Profile

KLJB-TV is owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc. 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.

Market Profile

Davenport, IA – Rock Island / Moline, IL is in the 104th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 644,800 and 301,920 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.

Cable / ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 79.5%; 39% wired and 40.5% ADS. Major employers include Arconic, 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 Information

231 18th Street Rock Island, IL 61201 P: (309) 786-5441

Station Contacts

Pluria Marshall, Jr, General Manager

Kevin Hemmings, Station Manager & Sales Manager

Eric Olsen, News Director

John Hoist, Chief Engineer

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