The KXLY Broadcast Group, a Morgan Murphy Media company, is a multimedia broadcasting company consisting of the following properties:
- 4 News Now (KXLY 4.1 ABC digital), KXLY 4.2 MeTV, KXLY 4.3 Heroes & Icons, KXLY 4.4 StartTv, KXLY 4.5 DABL and KXLY 4.7 HSN.
- Phase 3 Digital – A full service digital marketing agency.
- Spokane Teleport Services: A satellite uplink and satellite services provider.
- Seven radio stations: KHTQ – Rock 94 1/2, KZZU – 92.9 ZZU, KXLY FM – The Big 99.9 Coyote Country, KEZE – Hot 96.9, KVNI – 92.5 Kootenai FM, KXLY AM 920 – 100.7 FM, KXLX – 700 ESPN – 105.3 FM
4 News Now has a long history of being a media pioneer and was the first local television station to broadcast a network program in High Definition, ABC Monday Night Football, in the fall of 1999. 4 News Now was the first station in the Inland Empire to telecast all its newscasts in full HD format. 4 News Now and the entire KXLY Broadcast Group have taken this same cutting edge approach to new forms of web, portable and social media applications as well. In 1996, 4 News Now became one of the first television stations to establish an internet presence with the launch of KXLY.com. In the years since that initial launch of KXLY.com, the KXLY Broadcast Group has also launched websites in support of their various radio properties. All of these websites are fully interactive and all have a variety of unique features that appeal directly to their respective audiences.
KXLY Broadcast Group’s second TV station is MeTV, classic television at its best! Comedies like M*A*S*H, The Love Boat, I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners and The Odd Couple; dramas such as Perry Mason, The Mod Squad, The Rockford Files and Columbo; great westerns like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Rifleman and The Big Valley; and otherworldly classics like Star Trek, Lost In Space, The Twilight Zone and so much more, Relive your favorites or experience them for the first time. There’s something for everyone on MeTV. Click here for more information about MeTV.
KXLY Broadcast Group’s third TV station is Heroes and Icons, your destination for television’s heroic characters and iconic stars. Drawing from timeless classics as well as more contemporary favorites, H&I has something for everybody. From Western lovers to war buffs and fans of police drama, this network pumps out non-stop adventure and thrills. Heroes are unstoppable, icons are unforgettable – and all eyes are on H&I!. Click here for more information about Heroes & Icons.
KXLY Broadcast Group’s fourth TV station is Start TV. Start TV showcases strong and resourceful leading characters in a lineup of contemporary and proven procedural dramas. The talented and award-winning leading actresses featured on the network include Kyra Sedgwick, Patricia Arquette, Juliana Margulies, Christine Baranski, Bonnie Bedelia, Taraji P. Henson and Jill Hennessy.
KXLY Broadcast Group’s fifth TV station is Dabl. Dabl is a multiplatform lifestyle network where viewers can indulge 24/7 in lifestyle content form iconic personalities like Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse.
Founded by John T. Murphy in 1890 as the Evening Telegram Co. in Superior, Wisconsin, the company’s roots began in print journalism.
Once The Telegram was firmly established in Superior, Murphy branched out to build a chain of publications. It was the beginning of a growing media enterprise that would soon expand into radio and television.
John T. Murphy was succeeded in the family business in 1932 by his son John “Morgan” Murphy, who served as an apprentice at the newspaper from an early age. Morgan was an extraordinary entrepreneur who expanded the enterprise into a chain of Northland newspapers, as well as into the emerging technologies of radio and television.
The expanding enterprise, dubbed Morgan Murphy Media, was one of Wisconsin’s earliest proponents of commercial television. In 1955, the FCC granted Morgan the license for WISC-TV in Madison, Wisconsin, and the station aired its first program on June 24, 1956.