On August 1, 2018, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of KRBK, the FOX affiliate in Springfield, Missouri from Koplar Communications. Nexstar and Koplar also have entered into a Time Brokerage Agreement pursuant to which Nexstar will provide programming and other services to KRBK during the pendency of the FCC application process. KRBK first signed on the air on August 1, 2009. Nexstar previously broadcast FOX on KSFX, FOX 27 until September 2011. Call letters were changed to KOZL and it became a MyNet affiliate.
FOX 5 broadcasts a full-hour of News @ 9pm Monday through Friday and FOX 5 AM from 7:00 -9:00 AM weekdays.
FOX Sports gives the station a strong base with the NFL, NASCAR, the UFC, MLB, College Basketball, USGA Golf and The Women’s World Cup. NFL coverage is primarily focused on the Dallas Cowboys. Station carries Special Edition with Jerry Jones and the Jason Garrett Show on the weekend. FOX 5 syndicated programming highlights are TMZ, Maury, Wilkos, Family Feud and Mom.
Other stations that can be found on the FOX 5 digital subchannels are MeTV, Movies!, and Ion Television.
Springfield, MO is in the 73rd largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 961,524 and 373,700 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 82% (27% wired, 55% ADS). The largest employers in this market are Cox Health Systems, Mercy Hospitals, Cox Health Systems and Walmart.
Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007
Station Contact Information2650 E. Division Street Springfield, MO 65803
VP & General Manager, Leo Henning
General Sales Manager, Tim Ingwerson
Local Sales Manager, Kirk Cocanougher
News Director, Charles Maulden