is the Fox
network affiliate for the Biloxi
television markets, licensed to Gulfport. The station is owned by Morris Multimedia
and broadcasts its programming on UHF
channel 25 (hence its call sign
, which is the Roman numeral
for 25) with a digital signal on channel 48. The tower site and directional antenna pattern are strategically located and designed to enable the station to cover all cities along the coast and Hattiesburg as well. In addition to Fox programming, WXXV also carried some limited UPN
programming out-of-pattern, a practice that ended in September 2006 when that network merged with The WB
to form The CW
The station currently has no local newscast, but did so in two previous attempts. In the early '90s, the station simulcast a news program from Jackson, MS Fox affiliate WDBD (entitled "Mississippi News Tonight"). It was cancelled due to low ratings. In the late '90s/early 2000s WXXV tried its own local newscast, the "Fox 25 News at Nine", however it too ceased production.
WXXV is also the default FOX affiliate for the Hattiesburg-Laurel market, since they do not have a FOX affiliate of their own.