Over the years, KOOL-TV ran nearly the entire CBS schedule, along with some first-run syndicated shows and local shows including daily newscasts and the first bilingual kids' weekly TV show called "Ninos Contentos" hosted by Kathy Shayna Shocket for a decade, The hour show was replaced by Pee Wee Herman show when the station was sold by Tom Chauncey to Gulf Broadcasting.
On May 28, 1982 at about 5 p.m., Joseph Billie Gwin, wanting to "prevent World War III", forced his way into the KOOL-TV studios and fired a shot from his gun.
When Great American Broadcasting filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1993, the company restructured once again and became known as Citicasters late that year.
The station changed its callsign to KSAZ-TV on February 12, 1994 to match its new slogan, "The Spirit of Arizona".
As with most other New World stations, KSAZ declined to run Fox Kids programming, which instead moved to KTVK and then in 1996, to KASW (channel 61).
KTVK originally chose to become a charter affiliate of The WB upon its January 11, 1995 debut, but that network's programming also went to KASW when it launched on September 22, 1995.
The combined KOY-TV and KOOL-TV operation operated as a primary CBS It lost the ABC affiliation when KTVK (channel 3) signed on in February 1955, leaving channel 10 as an exclusive CBS affiliate; as a result, it was now able to feature Autry's show Gene Autry's Melody Ranch on its schedule.
Tom Chauncey, who also owned the biggest Arabian horse ranch in Phoenix, was a minority partner with Autry.The Autry-Prairie Farmer group signed on channel 10 as a shared operation on October 24, 1953.Under the arrangement, the two separate stations alternated airtime, but used the same channel allocation and transmitter.KSAZ-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station located in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, as part of a duopoly with My Network TV station KUTP (channel 45).A major catalyst for the Fox-New World deal was the network's newly signed contract with the National Football League's National Football Conference.