About KFOX 14The station first signed on the air in August 1979 as KCIK-TV (standing for "Christ Is King"). It originally operated as a nonprofit Christian-oriented religious independent station, and was the first UHF television station to sign on in the El Paso market. It was also the first new commercial station to sign on in El Paso since KVIA-TV hit the airwaves 23 years earlier.
The station was founded by International Christian Television, owned by the late Pete E. Meryl Warren III, who subsequently started KJLF-TV (channel 65, now UniMás affiliate KTFN) in June 1991. Warren and Alex Blomerth had been involved in a church outreach using a leased access channel on cable channel 8. The two partnered to sign on channel 14, broadcasting from the transmitter facilities and studios (located an old church building at 3100 North Stanton Street) that were used by the cable channel.