Fred Dockins, CEO of The Dockins Broadcast Group of Missouri and Florida made history in March 2012.
The Dockins Broadcast Group was granted a construction permit from The Federal Communications Commission to construct a new full service television station.
The new television station, WSFD, is located at the current location of The Dockins Broadcast Group in Perry, Florida and operates on Digital Channel 15. WSFD is the first and local television station in Perry.
The Dockins Broadcast Group is a locally owned and operated broadcast company consisting 2 FM stations and 1 AM station along with a full service television station in Florida, and 5 FM stations and 2 AM stations in Southeast Missouri and a full service tv station.
WSFD-TV signed on March 13, 2013.