REX Howell founder , Latin word for "king". In its earliest days, local programs including Letters to Santa , in which area children were invited to sit on Santa Claus ' lap on live television, were made in cramped quarters at the transmitter building, which doubled as KREY's studio through the s. The station's CBS and Fox feeds went off the air around
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Channel 5 shared a studio with its radio sister on Hillcrest Manor, north of downtown Grand Junction. Howell had built the art-deco and block glass structure in for the radio station, but expanded it to two stories to accommodate television.
At the time, Hillcrest Manor was the highest populated point in the city. The stations' broadcast tower was located on the grounds next to the studio building. The station carried programming from all four networks, but was a primary CBS affiliate. This three-station network became known as "XYZ Television", with the calls of all three stations corresponding to the word 'king' 'Rex' coincidentally meaning king in Latin, with 'rey' the Spanish word for king .
Howell sold his stations to a group of Cincinnati businessmen in However, they missed several payments, and Howell reclaimed control in , running the stations until his death in In , his heirs sold off his broadcasting empire, with channel 5 and its satellites going to Russell Withers ,  who retained the stations until selling them to Hoak Media in However, cable providers supplemented it with the Denver stations.
Channel 5 finally got some local competition when KJCT signed on in This was very unusual for a two-station market, but made sense in light of the fact that ABC was the top-rated network at the time. It increased power eightfold, from The digital transmitter remains at the studio location, operating at a licensed power of only watts. It is now KNZZ , the top-rated radio station in the market.
The five occupants of the building 2 news reporters, 2 master control operators, and one cleaning person escaped without injury, and the fire's exact cause remains unknown. The Grand Junction Fire Department was forced to pull firefighters from the building shortly after arriving on the scene.
The year-old building had been renovated several times, creating many dead air spaces. Fire officials were concerned by the potential for backdrafts , and decided to battle the fire from the exterior only. It was revealed that the fire started on the top floor ground level offices and continued down to the basement. Investigators focused on a heater in the hallway of the upper floor; however, it may be impossible to definitively determine the fire's cause.
This was due to the profound level of destruction within the building as well as the decision to allow the fire to burn itself out. Ironically, the station had passed a fire inspection by the Grand Junction Fire Department only a few weeks prior to the fire. In addition to the losses of equipment and infrastructure, decades of file tapes were lost in the fire, as well as irreplaceable photographs and other archival material, wiping out a comprehensive catalog of the Grand Valley's history.