WTNZ, then known as WKCH, signed on as an independent station in 1982, showing syndicated programs and movies. In 1986, WKCH became East Tennessee’s FOX affiliate and “Catch FOX 43” was born. In 1994, WKCH changed the call letters to become WTNZ FOX 43.
Raycom Media acquired WTNZ in 1996, and in 1998, FOX 43 launched the only 10pm local newscast in the market.
Today, WTNZ FOX 43 airs locally produced FOX 43 News from 7-9am, 6:30-7pm, and 10-11pm, FOX Prime, high profile FOX Sports’ NFL, MLB, NASCAR, and USGA events, as well as first run syndicated entertainment programming.
Also, available both over the air and on cable, 43.2 airs the Bounce Television Knoxville network and 43.3 airs GRIT TV.