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KLST 2018 Logo.png
San Angelo, Texas
United States
ChannelsDigital: 11 (VHF)
Virtual: 8
BrandingKLST (general)
KLST News (newscasts)
SloganLocal News First
OwnerNexstar Media Group
(Nexstar Inc.)
First air date
June 26, 1953 (67 years ago) (1953-06-26)
Former call signs
KTXL-TV (1953–1957)
KCTV (1957–1983)
Former channel number(s)
8 (VHF, 1953–2009)
Call sign meaning
(reference to state flag used in logo)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID31114
ERP18.8 kW
HAAT434.2 m (1,425 ft)
Transmitter coordinates31°22′2″N 100°2′49″W / 31.36722°N 100.04694°W / 31.36722; -100.04694
Public license information

KLST, virtual channel 8 (VHF digital channel 11), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to San Angelo, Texas, United States. The station is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which also operates NBC affiliate KSAN-TV (channel 3) under joint sales and shared services agreements (JSA/SSA) with owner Mission Broadcasting. The two stations share studios on Armstrong Street in San Angelo; KLST's transmitter is located near Eola, Texas.


It was the first television station in San Angelo, signing on the air on June 26, 1953 as KTXL-TV; these call letters are now used by the Fox affiliate in Sacramento, California as the call letters have been used by that station since 1968. The station was originally founded and owned by A. D. Rust and B. P. Bludworth.

In 1957, the station changed its call sign to KCTV, which is now the call sign of the CBS affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri.

KCTV changed ownership three times between 1959 and 1971, first it was sold to Big Spring Broadcasting in 1959, and then Westex Television in 1962, and then the Jewell Television Corporation in 1971.

In 1983, the station changed its call letters again to become KLST.

KLST was purchased by Nexstar Broadcasting in 2004 from the Jewell Television Corporation. It then began operating KSAN-TV under joint sales and shared services agreements.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [1]
8.1 1080i 16:9 KLST-DT Main KLST programming / CBS
8.2 480i 4:3 Grit
8.3 Court TV Mystery
8.4 Antenna TV

On June 15, 2016, Nexstar announced that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Katz Broadcasting for the Escape (now Court TV Mystery), 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 KLST and KSAN-TV.[2]

Coverage area[edit]

KLST serves as the CBS 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).

KLST also provides news and weather coverage to four other counties that assigned to other nearby television markets (Runnels and Coleman in the AbileneSweetwater DMA, Reagan in the MidlandOdessa DMA, and Mason in the Austin 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]

KLST presently broadcasts 19 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 3½ hours each weekday, one hour on Saturdays and switches between a half-hour and one hour on Sundays during sports seasons.[3])


  1. ^ http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=KLST#station
  2. ^ "Bounce TV, Grit, Escape, Laff Multicast Deal Covers 81 Stations, 54 Markets". Broadcasting & Cable. June 15, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Season Pass | Concho Valley - San Angelo and West Central Texas". CONCHOVALLEYHOMEPAGE. Retrieved 2017-05-07.

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