KFXO-CD, virtual channel 39 and UHF digital channel 15, is a low-powered, Class A Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Bend, United States and serving Central Oregon. Owned by the News-Press & Gazette Company, it is a sister station to dual NBC/CW+ affiliate KTVZ and low-powered Telemundo affiliate KQRE-LD; the three stations share studios on Northwest O. B. Riley Road in Bend. There is no separate website for KFXO-CD. In addition to its own digital signal, KFXO-CD is simulcast in standard definition on KTVZ's third digital subchannel from the same transmitter on Awbrey Butte. On cable, KFXO-CD is available on BendBroadband channel 10 and in high definition on digital channel 610; the station began as K39DU on November 1993 as a translator of Fox affiliate KPDX in Portland. On December 18, 1995, it upgraded to low-power level and became KFXO-LP; the Meredith Corporation acquired KPDX in 1997 when the company bought out First Media. In 2002 when KPDX became a UPN affiliate, KFXO-LP became its own self-sufficient station although some common operations between the two continued.
On December 31, 2008, the retransmission agreement with local cable provider BendBroadband expired. Local viewers had to view the station using broadcast signals. Just before kickoff of the Fiesta Bowl on January 5, 2009, BendBroadband and KFXO-LP negotiated a retransmission agreement that returned its signal to the cable provider in time for the game. In late 2006, it was announced that Meredith would sell KFXO-LP to the News-Press & Gazette Company which occurred on May 24, 2007. BendBroadband filed a petition with Federal Communications Commission to block the proposed sale but it was still approved; the channel has a construction permit which allowed it to perform a "flash-cut" to digital and upgrade to Class A level. It was not required by law to make the transition on June 12, 2009 because of its low-powered status. On July 19, 2011, the station began broadcasting in digital, changed its calls to KFXO-CD; the station's digital signal is multiplexed: KFXO-CD is rebroadcast on the following translator stations: Syndicated programming on KFXO-CD includes Family Guy, The Simpsons, Two and a Half Men, America's Funniest Home Videos.
In 2002, the simulcast of KPDX's newscasts were replaced with those of sister station and new Portland Fox affiliate KPTV. In January 2006, this was dropped in favor of KFXO-LP's own separate news department which offered an hour-long prime time broadcast weeknights at 10. On June 22, 2007, the show was replaced by one produced by KTVZ, it was reduced to a half-hour and expanded to seven nights a week. In September 2007, KTVZ began to air its newscasts in 16:9 widescreen enhanced definition and the broadcast on KFXO-LP was included. While not true high definition, it matches the ratio of HD television screens. At some point in time, KTVZ began producing a two-hour extension of its weekday morning show on this station; as of October 14, 2013, the weekday edition of NewsChannel 21, First at 10:00 on FOX Central Oregon has been expanded to an hour. The weekend edition remains a half-hour and the extended portion of the weekday morning show on KFXO-CD is now a rebroadcast of KTVZ's weekday morning show.
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Mini Abismo Negro is the ring name of a Mexican Luchador enmascarado who works in the Mini-Estrella division for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración. Mini Abismo Negro is a former, two time Mexican National Mini-Estrellas Champion and the current AAA World Mini-Estrella Champion, the only wrestler to hold both titles. Mini Abismo Negro's real name is not a matter of public record, as is the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans. Working in the Mini division does not automatically mean that he has dwarfism as several short wrestlers work in the "Mini" division, including Mini Abismo Negro; the wrestler who would be known as Mini Abismo Negro trained in Olympic style wrestling under Zaprian Petro for three years in school, wrestling at several wrestling meets with great success. He began training for his professional wrestling debut in 1990 under Tom Mix, Jr. and Lucha libre legend El Canek. He made his debut in 1992 and worked for a couple of years in various local professional wrestling promotions before being signed by Asistencia Asesoría y Administración in 1996.
In AAA he became part of their thriving Mini-Estrellas division and was given the ring character "Mini Karis La Momia", a mini version of Karis La Momia. When Karis La Momia was repackaged as La Parka, Jr. Mini Karis La Momia did not make much sense, keeping him off the shows until AAA could create a new character for him; when AAA began cooperating with the World Wrestling Federation in 1997 several of AAA's Mini-Estrellas were turned into mini versions of WWF wrestlers, in this case Mini Karis La Momia was replaced with "Mini Goldust", a mini version of Goldust complete with gold bodysuit, face paint and blonde wig. As Mini Goldust he teamed with "Mini-WWF wrestlers" Mini Vader and Mini Mankind; that trio teamed up at the 1997 Rey de Reyes event, defeating the team of La Parkita, Max Mini and Super Muñequito. Mini Goldust wrestled matches in North America on WWF events, he teamed with Mascarita Sagrada, Jr. to defeat Mini Mankind and Mini Vader on the March 17, 1997 Raw is War television show.
In June, 1997 Mini Goldust competed at the Triplemanía V-A events, losing to Octagoncito, La Parkita and an unidentified third member in a match where he teamed up with Mini Mankind and Pentagoncito. Two days he teamed with Mini Mankind and Pentagoncito once more, losing to Chivita Rayada, Mini Cibernetico and Octagoncito. In 1997 AAA founder Antonio Peña created the character Abismo Negro for wrestler Andrés Palomeque and over the first year he became a successful Rudo; when the working relationship with the WWF cooled off by late 1997 Peña decided to repackage the "Mini-WWF" wrestlers, turning Mini Goldust into Mini Abismo Negro, teaming him up with the normal sized Abismo Negro. Mini Abismo Negro made his first feature show appearance on March 1, 1998 where he teamed with Mini Electroshock and Mini Psicosis, defeating the team of La Parkita, Mini Discovery and Octagoncito on the undercard of the 1998 Rey de Reyes event. On June 5, 1998 Mini Abismo Negro defeated Octagoncito to win the Mexican National Mini-Estrella Championship, his first professional wrestling title.
Two days after his title win Mini Abismo Negro teamed up with Abismo Negro and Electroshock, losing to Octagoncito, Octagón and Pentagón on the undercard of Triplemanía VI. Over the following year Mini Abismo Negro made several successful title defenses against Octagoncito and La Parkita. During this time he became a member of Lucha Libre Latina a group, co-led by Abismo Negro. On May 5, 1999 Octagoncito regained the Mexican National Mini-Estrella title. After several unsuccessful attempts at regaining the Mini-Estrella title LLL decided to create their own version, the LLL Mini-Estrellas Championship, appointed Mini Abismo Negro the inaugural champion. On July 7, 2000 Octagoncito defeated Mini Abismo Negro on the undercard of Triplemanía VIII, in a match where neither title was on the line. In early 2001 Mini Abismo Negro lost the LLL Minis title to Mascarita Sagrada 2000, who followed up the title victory by throwing the belt away, declaring that the LLL title was no longer active. In late 2002 Mini Abismo Negro and Abismo Negro teamed up to win the first AAA Mascot Tag Team Championship, a tag team title where a regular sized wrestler and his "mini-version" teamed up.
The team only held the Mascot tag team title as they lost the title to Máscara Sagrada and Mascarita Sagrada 2000 on December 13, 2002 on a show in Chilpancingo, Guerrero. On February 1, 2004 Mini Abismo Negro became a two time Mexican National Mini-Estrellas Champion as he defeated Mascarita Sagrada 2000 for the title, he would hold the title for nine months before losing the title back to Mascarita Sagrada 2000 on November 5, 2004. On September 3, 2007 Mini Abismo Negro travelled to Japan along with a number of AAA wrestlers, working a AAA/NOAH show called TripleSEM where he teamed with Mini Histeria, losing to Octagoncito and Mascarita Divina. In January, 2008 Mini Abismo Negro travelled to Puerto Rico, wrestling two matches for the Puerto Rican World Wrestling Council, defeating Octagoncito and Rikochett one night and losing to Ocagoncito the following night. In 2007 Mexican National Mini-Estrella Champion Mascarita Sagrada 2000 left AAA, taking the title with him leaving their Mini-Estrella division without a title.
In 2008 AAA decided to create a new championship, the AAA World Mini-Estrella Championship and held an 18-Minis tournament to crown the first champion. The first round of the tournament started on July 20, 2009 where Mini Abismo Negro defeated La Parkita to move on in the tournament; the final match took place on September 14, 2008 on the 2008 Verano de Escan