The first independent affiliation would before Fox Broadcasting Company in 1997. Originally owned by Storer Broadcasting, then in 1985, became Gillett Communications in this station.
The font would became Gil Sans. It was sold to New World Communications in that year replacing Gillett Communications Inc.
In 1997, the Independent station would became Fox Broadcasting Company and was sold to Fox Television Stations Group. The font is same as the 1993-97 version.
In 2008, the Fox TV Stations name would became Local TV LLC. It was called "Fox 9 KMBR Benton".