Coordinates: 31°37′23″N 100°26′15″W / 31.62306°N 100.43750°W / 31.62306; -100.43750
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(pronounced as "K-San")
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 date
February 8, 1962 (61 years ago) (1962-02-08)
Former call signs
KACB-TV (1962–2003)
Former channel number(s)
3 (VHF, 1962–2009)
Call sign meaning
San Angelo
(area served and current city of license)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID307
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT159.7 m (524 ft)
Transmitter coordinates31°37′23″N 100°26′15″W / 31.62306°N 100.43750°W / 31.62306; -100.43750
Public license information

KSAN-TV (channel 3) is a television station in San Angelo, Texas, United States, affiliated with NBC. It is owned by Mission Broadcasting, which maintains joint sales and shared services agreements with Nexstar Media Group, owner of CBS affiliate KLST (channel 8), for the provision of certain services. Both stations share studios on Armstrong Street in San Angelo, while KSAN-TV's transmitter is located north of the city on SH 208.


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.[2] 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.[3] In 2002, Sunrise merged with LIN TV;[4] the following year, LIN turned around and sold KACB and KRBC to Mission Broadcasting.[5] 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, 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 non-commercial KMTP-TV.


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KSAN-TV[6]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
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 (now Ion 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 KSAN-TV and KLST.[7]

News operation[edit]

KSAN presently broadcasts 9 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 1½ hours each weekday, one hour on Saturdays and a half-hour on Sundays); unlike most NBC affiliates in Texas, the station does not broadcast any local morning newscasts.

The newscast debuted on October 1, 1998.[3]


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KSAN-TV". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "KACB History". NBC 3 San Angelo, TX KACB-TV. Archived from the original on August 4, 2002. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  4. ^ BIA Financial Networks (March 24, 2002). "Changing hands". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KSAN
  7. ^ "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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