About KRXI FOX11On New Year's Day 1996, the station took up the Fox affiliation from KAME, which was owned by a different company of Cox Enterprises. RTV was introduced to KRXI-DT2 on January 7, 2008. The station was featured in The X-Files episode "Drive" as part of a police chase that occurred throughout the show.
On July 20, 2012, one day after Cox Media Group purchased four television stations in Jacksonville, Florida and Tulsa, Oklahoma from Newport Television, Cox listed KRXI-TV (along with the LMA for KAME-TV) and sister stations in Steubenville, Ohio, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and El Paso, Texas (all in smaller markets than Tulsa), as well as several radio stations in medium to small markets, for sale. Cox stated on February 25, 2013, that it will sell the four television stations and the LMA for KAME to Sinclair Broadcast Group. On April 29, 2013, the FCC authorized the deal. The transaction was completed on May 2, 2013. On November 22, 2013, Sinclair purchased the non-license assets of a third Reno station, KRNV-DT. Sinclair was unable to purchase KRNV-DT entirely because Reno has just six full-power stations—three too few to allow a duopoly. Sinclair currently owns half of those stations after selling KRNV's license to Cunningham. The transaction also resulted in a Fox affiliate serving as the notional senior partner in a duopoly with an NBC affiliate and a "Big Three" station.