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KYMB MeTV logo.png
BrandingMeTV Monterey
This TV Monterey (DT2)
Subchannels27.1: MeTV
27.2: This TV
27.3: GetTV
27.4: Buzzr
27.5: SonLife
27.6: The Country Network
27.7: Heroes & Icons
AffiliationsMeTV (2011–present)
First air date
1989; 33 years ago (1989)
Former call signs
K53DT (1989–2005)
K27IE (2005–2007)
KYMB-LP (2007–2009)
Former channel number(s)
53 (UHF, 1989–2005)
27 (UHF, 2005–2009)
TBN (1990–2007)
Call sign meaning
Your Monterey Bay
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID68025
HAAT393.3 m (1,290 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36°33′9″N 121°47′21″W / 36.55250°N 121.78917°W / 36.55250; -121.78917
Public license information

KYMB-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 27, is a low-powered MeTV-affiliated[1][2] television station licensed to Monterey, California, United States. Founded 1989, the station is owned by Monterey Bay Television LLC. Comcast carries KYMB-DT1 on channel 19 in the Monterey Bay Area and Santa Cruz County.


Signing on as K53DT, the station was owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network and broadcast programming from TBN for many years on channel 53. With the FCC's move to reassign UHF channels 52 to 69 to other services, K53DT moved to channel 27 in 2005 and took on the call sign of K27IE.

In 2007, TBN sold the station to Cocola Broadcasting Companies LLC, which then renamed the station into its present-day callsign. In April 2010, Cocola Broadcasting Companies moved the license to Monterey Bay Television LLC, which is now the license holder of KYMB.

On April 26, 2006, the station received a construction permit to flash-cut operations to digital television. On March 8, 2009, KYMB began broadcasting in digital with an effective radiated power of 5 kilowatts.

In 2011, KYMB became an affiliate of the MeTV network.[3]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[4]
27.1 480i 16:9 MeTV MeTV
27.2 4:3 THIS TV This TV
27.3 GetTV GetTV
27.4 BUZZR Buzzr
27.5 SBN SonLife
27.6 16:9 TCN The Country Network
27.7 H&I Heroes & Icons


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