In November 2018, Nexstar Media Inc. purchased KRBK, the FOX affiliate in Springfield, Missouri, from Koplar Communications. KRBK first signed on the air on August 1, 2009. Nexstar previously broadcast FOX on KSFX until September 2011. KSFX call letters were changed to KOZL, and it became a MyNet affiliate.
Weeknights, KRBK Ozarks FOX broadcasts a 30-minute newscast at 6:30pm and an hour-long newscast at 9:00pm. Weekdays, the station airs the lifestyle/entertainment program Ozarks FOX AM from 7:00 -9:00am.
FOX Sports gives the station a strong base with the NFL, NASCAR, NHRA races, MLB, college football, FOX PBC Fight Night, the PBA, and MLS Soccer. Ozarks FOX’s syndicated programming highlights are TMZ, Steve Wilkos, Family Feud, and You Bet Your Life with Jay Leno.
Ozarks FOX’s digital subchannels are Antenna TV, Dabl, and Ion Television.
Springfield, MO is in the 75th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 961,524 and 436,340 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 Bass Pro, Cox Health Systems, Mercy Hospitals, Amazon and Walmart.
Source: TVB, BIA Financial Network Market Report 3rd Edition, 2007
Station Contact Information2650 E. Division Street Springfield, MO 65803 P: (417) 862-2727 F: (417) 862-6439
Mike Spruill, General Manager
Taylor Becker, Director of Sales
Mark Parrick, News Director