About WHBQ FOX13The station, which has consistently been affiliated with Fox since 1995, was originally an ABC affiliate. When its affiliation agreement with ABC ended on December 1, 1995, Fox programming moved to the station and it became the third Memphis station to affiliate with the network (WMKW-TV [channel 30, now WLMT] had been the area's original Fox affiliate from the network's October 1986 launch until it moved to WPTY in 1990). The outgoing Fox station, WPTY, became the market's ABC affiliate. After the network switch, channel 13 replaced ABC's soap opera lineup with children's programs from Fox Kids (later 4Kids TV), unlike most of the other stations that switched to Fox between 1994 and 1996.
WHBQ is the only television station in the Memphis market that has never changed its call letters or channel allocation, and the only one to have been an owned-and-operated station of any major network. It was also the smallest Fox O&O by market size (if WOGX in Gainesville, Florida, market #163, is not counted due to its status as a semi-satellite of WOFL in Orlando).