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San Angelo, Texas
United States
BrandingKSAN (general)
KSAN News (newscasts)
(pronounced as "K-San")
SloganSan Angelo's News Channel
ChannelsDigital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 3 (PSIP)
Affiliations3.1: NBC
3.2: Bounce TV
3.3: Laff
3.4: Ion Television
OwnerMission Broadcasting, Inc.
OperatorNexstar Media Group
(via JSA/SSA)
First air dateFebruary 8, 1962 (57 years ago) (1962-02-08)
Call letters' meaningSAN Angelo
(area served and current city of license)
Sister station(s)KLST
Former callsignsKACB-TV (1962–2003)
Former channel number(s)3 (VHF analog, 1962–2009)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height159.7 m (524 ft)
Facility ID307
Transmitter coordinates31°37′23″N 100°26′15″W / 31.62306°N 100.43750°W / 31.62306; -100.43750Coordinates: 31°37′23″N 100°26′15″W / 31.62306°N 100.43750°W / 31.62306; -100.43750
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

KSAN-TV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 16), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to San Angelo, Texas, United States. The station is owned by Mission Broadcasting; Nexstar Media Group, which owns CBS affiliate KLST (channel 8), operates KSAN under joint sales and shared services agreements. The two stations share studios on Armstrong Street in San Angelo; KSAN's transmitter is located north of the city on SH 208.


Logo as KSAN NewsChannel 3, used from 2003 until 2006: The current logo is similar, but does not feature the channel number.

The station signed on February 8, 1962, as KACB-TV, a satellite of Abilene's KRBC-TV. Originally owned by the Ackers family, the stations were sold to Sunrise Television in 1998.[1] Sunrise relaunched KACB as the third full-fledged station in the San Angelo market, with its own news department, local advertising, and programming line-up, on October 1.[2] In 2002, Sunrise merged with LIN TV;[3] the following year, LIN turned around and sold KACB and KRBC to Mission Broadcasting.[4] On October 1, Mission renamed the station KSAN-TV.

Both KSAN and KRBC, though now separate stations, remain under the same ownership (Mission Broadcasting).

The KSAN-TV call letters were originally assigned to an early UHF station operating on channel 32 in San Francisco, California, which first began operations in 1954, but had a relatively small audience for many years, since few Bay Area television sets had UHF tuners in the 1950s. The channel is now occupied by KMTP-TV.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[5]
3.1 1080i 16:9 KSAN-DT Main KSAN-TV programming / NBC
3.2 480i 4:3 Bounce Bounce TV
3.3 Laff Laff
3.4 ION Ion Television

On June 15, 2016, Nexstar announced that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Katz Broadcasting for the Escape, Laff, Grit, and Bounce TV networks (the last one of which is owned by Bounce Media LLC, whose COO Jonathan Katz is president/CEO of Katz Broadcasting), bringing the four networks to 81 stations owned and/or operated by Nexstar, including KSAN-TV and KLST.[6]

Coverage area[edit]

KSAN serves as the NBC affiliate for 11 counties in West Central Texas that form the San Angelo television market as defined by Nielsen (Tom Green, Sterling, Coke, Irion, Concho, McCulloch, Schleicher, Menard, Crockett, Sutton, and Kimble).

KSAN also provides news and weather coverage to one county that is assigned to another nearby television market (Runnels in the Abilene–Sweetwater DMA). Runnels County is immediately adjacent to Tom Green County (where San Angelo is located), but the majority of the residents in the county watch local television stations that broadcast from Abilene, so the county is assigned to the Abilene–Sweetwater television market by Nielsen.

News operation[edit]

KSAN presently broadcasts 9 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 1½ hours on weekdays, 1 hour on Saturdays and a half-hour on Sundays).


  1. ^ "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "KACB History". NBC 3 San Angelo, TX KACB-TV. Archived from the original on August 4, 2002. Retrieved April 18, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ BIA Financial Networks (March 24, 2002). "Changing hands". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  4. ^ Kerschbaumer, Ken (May 18, 2003). "'Duopoly' in Terre Haute". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 18, 2010. [T]he group is buying KRBC-TV Abilene-Sweetwater, Texas, and KACB-TV San Angelo, Texas, from LIN Television.
  5. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KSAN#station
  6. ^ "Bounce TV, Grit, Escape, Laff Multicast Deal Covers 81 Stations, 54 Markets". Broadcasting & Cable. June 15, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2016.

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