KDFW is the call sign for the FOX affiliate in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas market. It is licensed to Dallas and broadcasts on digital channel 35, displayed on tuners as virtual 4. Its sister station is KDFI/digital 36, virtual 27 (MyNetworkTV).
Channel 4 analog signed on in 1949 as CBS affiliate KRLD, the television counterpart to KRLD radio (1080 AM). Their first broadcast, on December 3, 1949, was a telecast of the Notre Dame-SMU college football game. It was the CBS home base for coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963. CBS used KRLD's cameras and crew to cover the tragedy throughout the weekend and was there when Jack Ruby shot and killed Kennedy's accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. In 1970 the station changed its call to KDFW and managed then-independent KDFI.
In 1995, KDFW's owner, Argyle, sold the station to New World Communications, who in mid 1994 struck a deal with Fox to turn a number of CBS, ABC and NBC stations into high-profile FOX affiliates. Once the deal was in concrete, KDFW switched to FOX on July 1, 1995 and CBS moved to KTVT/channel 11. Dallas-Fort Worth is one of nine markets where ABC, FOX, CBS and NBC had been on VHF analog channels. Since the digital transition on June 12, 2009, ABC affiliate WFAA has been the only Dallas-Ft. Worth station physically broadcasting on VHF (digital 9, virtual 8).
|4.1||35.1||KDFW-DT||Main KDFW (Fox)|
Current Prime-Time Schedule
|Monday||FOX 4 News at 6||Access Hollywood||Almost Human||The Following||FOX 4 News at 9||Fox 4 News at 10|
|Tuesday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||Dads||Various||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||FOX 4 News at 9||Fox 4 News at 10|
|Wednesday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||American Idol||FOX 4 News at 9||Fox 4 News at 10|
|Thursday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||American Idol||Rake||FOX 4 News at 9||Fox 4 News at 10|
|Friday||Access Hollywood||TMZ||Bones||Enlisted||Raising Hope||FOX 4 News at 9||Fox 4 News at 10|
|Saturday||FOX 4 News at 6||Fox Sports / Encore programming||FOX 4 News at 9||Axe Cop|
|Sunday||NFL on FOX||The OT||The Simpsons||Bob's Burgers||Family Guy||American Dad||FOX 4 News at 9||Sports Sunday|