On July 23, 1992 the station signed on as K19DE and later moved to its present channel with the callsign K41EP in 1999. KVMM-CA was granted class A status in 2003.
On September 25, 2006, KVMM switched to the new MTV Tr3s network (now simply known as Tr3́s since July 2010), which was created as a result of Viacom's acquisition of Mas Musica. As of 2015, it is the only television station owned by Viacom as the remainder of the Mas Musica stations have been sold off to other parties, along with other transactions involving MTV2 over-the-air stations. It is also the only station which carries Tr3́s over-the-air.