History of KDKZ

Fred Dockins, CEO of The Dockins Broadcast Group of Missouri and Florida made history on  February 22, 2011,

The Dockins Broadcast Group was granted a construction permit from The Federal Communications Commission to construct a new full service television station.

The new television station, KDKZ, is located at the current location of The Dockins Broadcast Group at 900 East Karsch Blvd. in Farmington, Missouri and operates on Digital Channel 18.  KDKZ is the first and local television station in Farmington.

Dockins said that “There was a definite need in the market for a local television station and that Channel 18 will fill a void that is not currently being served by other television outlets in the market.”

The Dockins Broadcast Group is a locally owned and operated broadcast company consisting of 5 FM stations and 2 AM stations in Southeast Missouri and also owns and operates 2 FM stations and 1 AM station along with a full service television station in Florida.

KDKZ-TV signed on November 1, 2011.

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