|San Angelo, Texas
KSAN News (newscasts)
(pronounced as "K-San")
|Slogan||San Angelo's News Channel|
|Channels||Digital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 3 (PSIP)
3.2 Escape (TBD)
3.3 Laff (TBD)
(Mission Broadcasting, Inc.)
|Operator||Nexstar Broadcasting Group|
|First air date||February 8, 1962
(satellite of KRBC-TV until 1999)
|Call letters' meaning||San ANgelo
(also Chinese and Japanese language translations for virtual channel number (3)
|Former callsigns||KACB-TV (1962–2003)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
3 (VHF, 1962–2009)
|Transmitter power||1000 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KSAN-TV, virtual channel 3, is the NBC-affiliated television station for the San Angelo, Texas, television market. KSAN is owned by Mission Broadcasting; through a local sales agreement, the station is operated by CBS affiliate KLST, which is owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group. It is broadcast on digital channel 16, which remaps to former analog channel 3 via PSIP.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|3.1||1080i||16:9||KLST-DT||Main KSAN programming / NBC|
|3.2||480i||4:3||Escape (Launch date TBD)|
|3.3||Laff (Launch date TBD)|
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.
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. 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. In 2002, Sunrise merged with LIN TV; the following year, LIN turned around and sold KACB and KRBC to Mission Broadcasting. 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.
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 the adjacent county to San Angelo, 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.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KSAN
- "Bounce TV, Grit, Escape, Laff Multicast Deal Covers 81 Stations, 54 Markets". Broadcasting & Cable. June 15, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
- "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
- "KACB History". NBC 3 San Angelo, TX KACB-TV. Archived from the original on August 4, 2002. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
- BIA Financial Networks (March 24, 2002). "Changing hands". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved April 18, 2010.
- 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.