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The UHF channel 40 frequency in Sacramento was first occupied by KCCC-TV, which signed on in September 1953.
KTXL, virtual and UHF digital channel 40, is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States.
On October 9, 1986, KTXL became a charter affiliate of the upstart Fox network, and eventually started branding as "Fox 40" on-air.
The following year, Camellia City Telecasters sold KTXL to Renaissance Broadcasting.
The KVUE call letters now reside on the ABC affiliate in Austin, Texas.
In 1963, KVUE attempted to file for a license renewal even though the station had been off the air for more than three years; Camellia City Telecasters, a group headed by Jack Matranga, former owner and co-founder of radio station KGMS (now KTKZ), filed an application with the FCC to build a station on channel 40, as a challenge to the KVUE renewal, and was granted the license in early 1965.