This TV Monterey (DT2)
|Slogan||Your Hometown Station|
|Channels||Digital: 27 (UHF)
Virtual: 27 (PSIP)
27.2 This TV
27.5 Son Life
27.6 The Country Network
(Monterey Bay Television LLC)
|First air date||July 31, 2007|
|Call letters' meaning||Your Monterey Bay|
|Former callsigns||KYMB-LP (2007–2009)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
53 (UHF, 1989–2005)
27 (UHF, 2005–2009)
|Former affiliations||TBN (1990–2007)|
|Transmitter power||5 kilowatts|
|Public license information:||Profile
KYMB-LD is a low-powered television station broadcasting in digital on channel 27, serving the Monterey Bay area in Monterey, California. Founded July 31, 2007, the station is currently owned by Monterey Bay Television LLC. Comcast carries KYMB 27.1 on channel 19 in the Monterey Bay Area and Santa Cruz County. The station broadcasts five digital subchannels and is an affiliate of Me-TV, This TV, QVC Shopping Network, TCN Country and the Son Life television networks.
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.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|27.2||THIS TV||This TV|
|27.6||TCN||The Country Network|