A History of WQRF FOX 39
WQRF FOX 39 first signed on in November 1978 with the goal of offering residents an extensive array of programming. We have met the needs of the stateline residents for 23 years by airing programs appropriate for children with Saturday FOX Kid’s and Saturday afternoon movies with Cinema 39.
We know that in today’s fast paced society, people get their information throughout the day faster than ever and don’t want to watch recycled information on other network affiliates’ newscasts– So we also gave families and working professionals’ an alternative to the local news frenzy at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. And state liners have approved, consistently putting FOX 39 in the top-rated seat. On WQRF, you’ll find quality entertainment like Two and a Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, The Simpsons and much more. So, why compete with the clutter? In 2006, we were proud to launch the stateline’s only prime time newscast, Fox 39’s News at 9, and followed that up with the Stateline's first 6:30pm news in January of 2008, the Fox 39 Evening News.
In addition to our FOX 39 Primetime lineup with hits like American Idol, 24, House and Prison Break, WQRF offers diverse programs for viewers including King of the Hill, Law and Order: SVU and Scrubs. Sports enthusiasts’ can tune into FOX 39 to see the crown jewel of all sports programming- the NFL. We also feature Major League Baseball and NASCAR.
On March 13th, 2007, FOX 39 launched full power digital HDTV signal transmission. At 900,000 watts, FOX 39's digital signal is the most powerful in the stateline region.
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