In May 1985, Metromedia sold all of its independent stations (including KRLD) to News Corporation, who announced its intentions to launch the then-new Fox on May 7, 1986, with KTTV, KRIV, WFLD, WNYW, and WTTG forming what would become Fox Television Stations. As a result, the callsign was changed to KDAF, which stood for Dallas And Fort Worth.
On July 2, 1995, CBS affiliate KDFW assumed the Fox affiliation for the Dallas-Fort Worth market as a result of the network's long-term affiliation agreement with New World Communications (KTVT took over the CBS affiliation). Concurrently, in order to move Fox programming to the higher-rated KDFW, Fox Television Stations opted to sell KDAF to Renaissance Broadcasting in a trade deal for KDVR in Denver and its Fort Collins, Colorado satellite station KFCT.
On the date of the switch, KDAF became a WB affiliate, taking over the affiliation from KXTX-TV, which had been carrying the network since The WB's January 1995 inception under a temporary arrangement.
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1Nexstar operates these stations owned by Mission Broadcasting. 2Nexstar operates this station owned by Cunningham Broadcasting. 3Nexstar operates this station owned by White Knight Broadcasting through an SSA. 4Owned by Shield Media, LLC, Nexstar operates this station through an SSA, sale to Mission Broadcasting pending FCC approval. 5Nexstar operates this station owned by Vaughan Media. 6Predecessor company of LIN Media. 7Operated under local marketing agreement. 8Currently a repeater for WWLP. 9Joint venture with Discovery, Inc., in which Nexstar owns 31% while Discovery owns the remaining 69%.