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Tacoma/Seattle, Washington
Branding Q13 Fox (general)
Q13 Fox News (newscasts)
Slogan So Q13 Fox (general)
Watch and see the difference (newscasts
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 13 (PSIP)
Subchannels (see article)
Translators (see article)
Affiliations Fox
Owner Tribune Company
(Tribune Television Northwest, Inc.)
First air date August 2, 1953
Call letters’ meaning Clover Park Quality
Sister station(s) KZJO
Former callsigns KMO-TV (1953-1954)
KTVW (1954-1975)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
13 (VHF, 1953-2009)
18 (UHF, 1998-2009)
Former affiliations NBC (1953-1954)
Independent (1954-1974 and 1980-1986)
Off Air (1974-1975)
PBS (1975-1980)
Transmitter Power 30 kW
Height 610 m
Facility ID 33894
Transmitter Coordinates 47°32′53″N 122°48′22″W / 47.54806°N 122.80611°W / 47.54806; -122.80611

KCPQ (known as Q13 Fox on the air, and styled as Q13 FOX on the logo) channel 13, is the Fox television affiliate station in Tacoma, Washington serving the Seattle/Tacoma television market, owned by the Tribune Company. KCPQ shares its studio and office facilities with sister station KZJO (channel 22, the area's MyNetworkTV affiliate) on the west shore of Lake Union in Seattle's Westlake neighborhood, and its transmitter is located on Gold Mountain in Bremerton, Washington.

KCPQ is one of five local Seattle TV stations seen in Canada on the Bell TV and Shaw Direct satellite providers. The station is also carried on several cable systems in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska, these include Optik TV.

Newscast titles

  • Q13 Reports (1998–2000)
  • Q13 News (2000–2003)
  • Mornings on Q (morning newscast; 2000–2006)
  • Q13 Fox News (2003–present)

Station slogans

  • "The Northwest('s Own) Movie Channel" (1980–1987)
  • "Puget Sound Television" (1980–1987)
  • "Don't Let Q13 Weekends Pass You By" (1987–1988; localized version of Fox ad campaign)
  • "The Northwest's Own Fox Station" (1988-1994)
  • "Right on Q" (2006–2009)
  • "Now. Next." (2009–2011)
  • "So Q13 Fox" (2011–present; localized version of Fox ad campaign)
  • "Watch and see the difference" (2011-present)


All repeaters are owned by KCPQ and are in the Seattle-Tacoma area.

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