KMPH-TV, also known as Fox 26 KMPH-TV, is a television station located in central California, in the city of Fresno. The station first went on air on October 11, 1971, and was founded by the Pappas brothers, Mike, Pete, and Harry, through their company, Pappas Television. KMPH-TV originally operated as an independent station, airing a mix of programming from different networks, including ABC, NBC, and CBS. The station was funded through the efforts of general manager Harry Pappas, who organized hundreds of small investors to provide the necessary capital for construction, rather than relying on a single investor. KMPH-TV's original studios were located in Visalia, and the station was licensed to the city of Tulare, where the Pappas brothers already owned radio stations KGEN and KBOS. The Pappas brothers had a combined ownership stake of only 30.5% in KMPH-TV, with the remaining 69.5% controlled by other investors. In 1979, the station was acquired by Retlaw Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Retlaw Enterprises, which was owned by relatives of Walt Disney.