KNSD, virtual channel 39 (UHF digital channel 17), is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Diego, California, United States. Owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast), it is sister to Poway-licensed Telemundo owned-and-operated station KUAN-LD (channel 48). The two stations share studios on Granite Ridge Drive in the Serra Mesa section of San Diego and transmitter facilities southeast of Spring Valley.

KNSD's on-air branding, NBC 7 San Diego, is derived from its cable channel position in the market on Spectrum, Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse. The station is also available on channel 39 on satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network.

San Diego, California
United States
BrandingNBC 7 San Diego (general; cable channel)
NBC 7 News (newscasts)
SloganCoverage You Can Count On
ChannelsDigital: 17 (UHF)
(shared with KUAN-LD)
Virtual: 39 (PSIP)
(Station Venture Operations, LP)
First air dateNovember 14, 1965
Call letters' meaningNBC San Diego
News San Diego
(former news branding)
Sister station(s)KUAN-LD
Former callsigns
  • KAAR (1965–1968)
  • KCST (1968–1975)
  • KCST-TV (1975–1988)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 39 (UHF, 1965–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 40 (UHF, 2005–2019)
Former affiliations
Transmitter power387 kW
Height577 m (1,893 ft)
Facility ID35277
Transmitter coordinates32°41′48.7″N 116°56′9.2″W / 32.696861°N 116.935889°WCoordinates: 32°41′48.7″N 116°56′9.2″W / 32.696861°N 116.935889°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile


Early history

The station first signed on the air on November 14, 1965, as KAAR. It was the first television station in the San Diego market to operate on the UHF band and was the market's first independent station. The station originally operated from a building that was once occupied by the National Pen Company, located in the neighborhood of Kearny Mesa, 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown San Diego. Initially broadcasting from 12 noon to either midnight or 12:30 a.m. (based on the length of its late movie), the station aired a mix of local and first-run syndicated programming, both vintage and more recent films, and reruns of several 1950s dramatic series. However, in the summer of 1966, KAAR cut its operating hours significantly, with sign-on time moved up to 5 p.m., and by that fall, the station was only broadcasting on weeknights with a 15-minute 7 p.m. newscast, a travelogue and a movie (which ran for a week at a time).[1]

A short time later, in January 1967, KAAR made an arrangement with San Diego State College to air programming produced by the San Diego Area Instructional Television Authority from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, which was followed by two hours of cartoons; this lasted until the sign-on of educational station KEBS on June 12 of that year.[2] Channel 39 then went dark and was subsequently sold to Western Telecasters Inc., controlled by the Texas-based Bass family,[3] and returned to the air on February 2, 1968, as KCST (standing for "California San Diego Television").

For a four-year period from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, Western Telecasters tried to take the ABC affiliation from XETV (channel 6)–a station licensed across the Mexican border in Tijuana but which broadcast exclusively in English, with a studio facility based in San Diego. XETV had been San Diego's ABC affiliate since 1956 under a special arrangement between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Mexican authorities, subject to renewal by the Commission every year. Upon the FCC granting its annual renewal to ABC/XETV in late 1968, Western Telecasters countered, claiming that the presence of KCST made it no longer necessary for an American television network to affiliate with a Mexican television station.[4][5]

In May 1972, the FCC revoked XETV's permission to carry ABC programming.[6] As the only commercial station in the market other than CBS affiliate KFMB-TV (channel 8) and then-NBC affiliate KGTV (channel 10), KCST took over the ABC affiliation in two stages: daytime programming moved to channel 39 in June 1973, followed by primetime programs and all other shows (including children's programs, network newscasts and sports) by July 1, 1973.[7] Four months earlier in March, Western Telecasters agreed to sell KCST to Storer Broadcasting, which owned major network affiliates in the Eastern and Midwestern United States.[8] The sale was completed on September 30, 1974; on January 1, 1975, Storer added a "-TV" suffix to the KCST callsign.[9] The switch and sale changed channel 39's fortunes, transforming the low-rated independent into a major player in the market. Riding on the heels of ABC's ascent to first place nationally during the 1975-76 season, KCST also out-rated its network-affiliated rivals locally.[10] XETV, meanwhile, operated as an independent station until October 1986, when it became a charter affiliate of the Fox Broadcasting Company (the station is now an exclusive Spanish-language outlet for Canal 5).

Switch to NBC

KNSD's logo as NBC 7/39, variations of which were used from January 1, 1997, to August 9, 2010.

On June 27, 1977, in the wake of its new success as the highest-rated television network in America, ABC moved its San Diego affiliation from KCST to KGTV, causing an affiliation swap that ended with KCST taking the NBC affiliation formerly held by KGTV.[11][12]

In 1985, the Storer stations were acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.. Two years later, KCST and the other Storer stations were sold to Gillett Communications (former Storer flagship WTVG in Toledo, Ohio, was the only station left out of the sale and was instead sold to a local employee/investor group). On September 16, 1988, the station changed its news brand to News San Diego,[13] and its call letters to KNSD to reflect the new name; it also adopted the on-air brand "Channel 7/39" (in respective reference to its cable and over-the-air channel positions).[14] Gillett was restructured into SCI TV in 1991, after Gillett defaulted on some of his bond purchases. After SCI filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1992, the company's stations were sold in a group deal to New World Communications.

KNSD 2011 Logo
KNSD's logo as NBC San Diego, used August 9, 2010, to June 2011. A modified version reflecting the NBC 7 San Diego branding was then used until July 11, 2012; during this time, the station's website continued to use this logo.

New World subsequently entered into a deal with News Corporation that would result in most of New World's television stations (which were primarily CBS affiliates, along with a few ABC and NBC stations) switching from their "Big Three" network affiliations to join Fox, causing the network's affiliations in the affected markets relocating from UHF to VHF stations. However, KNSD retained its NBC affiliation since Fox's San Diego affiliation was already on the VHF band through XETV. New World sold KNSD and WVTM-TV in Birmingham, Alabama to NBC in May 1996; the sale was finalized that August. Following the sale's closure, in January 1997, KNSD modified its on-air branding to "NBC 7/39". In October 1997, NBC sold a 24% ownership interest in KNSD to LIN Television; in exchange, NBC acquired majority control (76%) of its DallasFort Worth affiliate KXAS-TV from LIN. The deal closed on March 2, 1998, marking the official launch of the new NBC/LIN joint venture known as Station Venture Operations, LP (which was controlled by NBC).[15]

Under the traditional definition, KNSD is the only English-language owned-and-operated station of a major network in the San Diego market (however, several stations owned by Grupo Televisa on the Mexican side of the market are O&Os of that company's various networks). The station blamed its woes on its UHF status in the past, but as viewers migrated to cable television (San Diego has one of the highest cable penetration rates in the United States),[16] along with the fact that most of the market's UHF stations brand by their cable channel placements or call letters rather than by their physical channel, along with former VHF analog stations operating their post-transition digital signals on the UHF band, the issues with the station's position on the UHF dial have been significantly reduced. KNSD had formerly owned low-power station KNSD-LP (channel 62), which was leased to Entravision Communications to expand the coverage area of Univision affiliate KTCD-CA (channel 17, now KBNT-CD).

In the spring of 2001, KNSD moved its operations into 225 Broadway, a high-rise office building in downtown San Diego that was redeveloped to serve as its studio and office facilities, which includes a glass-enclosed street-level news studio resembling that of the streetside studio at Rockefeller Center in New York City used by NBC's Today. In February 2013, LIN Media withdrew itself from the Station Venture Operations joint venture as part of a corporate reorganization. As a result, NBC regained full ownership in KNSD and gained full ownership of KXAS.[17][18]

KNSD shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 39, on June 12, 2009, as part of the federally mandated transition from analog to digital television.[19] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 40.[20][21] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 39.

As part of the SAFER Act,[22] KNSD kept its analog signal on the air until June 26 to inform viewers of the digital television transition through a loop of public service announcements from the National Association of Broadcasters.

On January 9, 2014, KNSD announced that it would not renew its lease for the 225 Broadway studios when it expires in 2016.[23] On June 23, the station announced the purchase of a two-story, 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) building at the StoneCrest office complex on Granite Ridge Drive in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood for $9.6 million, which will be converted into a new facility for the station. The location was chosen due to its easy access to San Diego County's main thoroughfares, and no-cost parking for its employees. The studio opened on February 29, 2016.[24][25]

Dish Network dispute

On March 15, 2016, NBCUniversal's parent company Comcast pulled the signals of KNSD along with co-owned cable channels USA Network, Bravo, Syfy, MSNBC and CNBC from Dish Network's lineup as a result of a dispute between NBC and Dish. Dish claimed NBCUniversal was demanding it renew its carriage of 10 NBC-owned stations and 16 Telemundo-owned stations including those removed due to the dispute. XHAS-TDT, then a Telemundo affiliate, was unaffected by the dispute.[26] Three days later on March 18, 2016, the company announced it would continue to carry KNSD and five other cable channels for another 10 days while seeking arbitration by the FCC.[27]

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[28] Data rate[28]
39.1 1080i 16:9 KNSD-HD Main KNSD programming / NBC N/A
39.2 480i 4:3 ? NBC California Nonstop N/A
39.1 1080i 16:9 KNSD-HD Main KNSD programming / NBC N/A
39.2 480i 4:3 COZI-TV Cozi TV N/A
39.1 1080i 16:9 KNSD-HD Main KNSD programming / NBC 8 Mbit/s
39.2 480i COZI-TV Cozi TV 1.3 Mbit/s
48.1 1080i KUAN-LD Telemundo 6.7 Mbit/s
48.2 480i TELX-LD TeleXitos 1.6 Mbit/s

In 2011, KNSD launched NBC California Nonstop, a round-the-clock local and regional news, information and lifestyle channel.[29]

On December 20, 2012, KNSD along with other NBC owned-and-operated stations began carrying Cozi TV, a network focusing on classic television programming.[30]

In 2017, NBC launched a Telemundo-owned station. Despite having its own FCC license and digital channel number, its two subchannels, Telemundo and TeleXitos, share spectrum with existing KNSD subchannels.[31]


In addition to the NBC network schedule, syndicated programs broadcast on KNSD include Access, Steve, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jeopardy!, and Wheel of Fortune among others.[32] The first two are distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution, while the latter two are distributed by CBS Television Distribution, making KNSD the only NBC O&O to carry these game shows in the 7 p.m. hour on weeknights. KNSD is one of the four NBC owned-and-operated stations (along with sister stations WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., WMAQ-TV in Chicago and WBTS-LD in Boston) that does not carry the newsmagazine show Extra (which is aired instead on independent station KUSI, channel 51).

Local lifestyle and infotainment program Streetside San Diego and Spanish-language newscast Noticias Mi San Diego (the latter of which was a holdover from KNSD's operation of KBOP-CA (channel 43, now KSEX-CD)) were local programs previously produced by KNSD; these programs, along with the station's weekend morning newscasts (which were restored in December 2013 as part of a gradual newscast expansion resulting from a benefits package offered to the FCC upon the NBCUniversal-Comcast merger[33]), were canceled on December 5, 2008, as a result of budget cuts at the station.[34] The station currently produces a late-night music and lifestyle program SoundDiego on Saturdays.

Sports programming

When channel 39 switched to NBC in 1977, it became the default home station for the NFL's San Diego Chargers (by way of NBC's rights to air AFC games), airing most games until the end of the 1997 season, when KFMB became the team's new station of record with the AFC broadcast rights moving over to CBS. From 2006 to 2016, the station aired Chargers games when they played on Sunday Night Football; this still continues today despite the Chargers' return to Los Angeles after 2016.

The station was also home to San Diego Padres games during two different periods, first in the 1971 and 1972 seasons, and again from 1984 to 1986. The station also carried any games that were part of ABC's MLB coverage in 1976, then over to NBC's MLB broadcasts from 1977 to 1989; this included the Padres' first World Series appearance in 1984.

News operation

KNSD presently broadcasts 34 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with six hours each weekday and two hours each on Saturdays and Sundays); however, during the NFL season, the Sunday edition of the 6 p.m. newscast is typically preempted due to Sunday Night Football coverage. In addition, the station produces the sports highlight program Jerome's Furniture SportsWrap, which is sponsored by local furniture store Jerome's Furniture and airs Sundays after the 11 p.m. newscast.

As KCST, the station started its news department in 1973; Harold Greene, who would later gain fame as an anchor in Los Angeles, served as its news director and lead news anchor. As a newcomer, channel 39's newscasts regularly placed third in the market, behind KFMB and KGTV, for many years. On October 28, 2005, KNSD began producing a nightly half-hour 10:00 p.m. newscast for WB affiliate KSWB-TV (channel 69, now a Fox affiliate), following owner Tribune Broadcasting's decision to shut down KSWB's in-house news department[35] (KSWB continued to produce local news updates during its simulcast of Los Angeles sister station KTLA's weekday morning newscast from the station's Kearny Mesa studios). KNSD's news outsourcing agreement with KSWB ended on July 31, 2008, when that station resumed in-house news operations upon switching its affiliation from The CW to Fox.[36]

In June 2009, the station outsourced production of its evening weather forecast segments to Los Angeles sister station KNBC, using that station's on-air weather staff;[37] as a result, KNSD became the only network-owned station in the United States and one of the few television stations in North America to outsource weather forecasts to a co-owned station. In October 2011, KNSD resumed in-house production of its forecast segments with the hiring of three weather anchors (including chief weather anchor Dagmar Midcap, who joined the station from WGCL-TV in Atlanta) and the promotion of Jodi Kodesh from reporter to morning weather anchor.[38] On December 13, 2010, KNSD unveiled a new HD-ready set for its newscasts, which mainly mirrors that of the "Window on the World" set used by Today; this marked the first major renovations since KNSD moved into the NBC Building in 2001.[39][40]

On January 29, 2011, KNSD became the fifth television station in the San Diego market, and the last NBC-owned station to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition; footage shot in-studio is broadcast in high definition, while all news video from on-remote locations was initially broadcast in standard definition. The station also implemented a new logo and on-air graphics package designed by NBC Artworks and the advertising agency Mother New York, which dropped the longtime "NBC 7/39" brand in favor of branding as simply "NBC San Diego".[41] The "block" graphics and branding used in this period (which featured similarities to the design of the NBC Nonstop channels) were to be implemented by the remaining NBC O&Os (and were used by their websites during the same period); however, KNSD was the only O&O to use the scheme on-air before dropping it in July 2012, in favor of Artworks' new "Look F" standardized graphics that were first adopted by sister station KNTV (at which point, the station revised its branding to "NBC 7 San Diego"). On October 25, 2012, the station expanded its weekday morning newscast to 2½ hours, with the addition of a 4:30 a.m. half-hour.

On July 18, 2016, KNSD began using the new "Look N" standardized graphics. The graphics were first implemented by the NBC O&Os on the East Coast in Summer of that year; however, KNSD became the second NBC O&O on the West Coast to begin using the new graphics. Also, its theme music was also updated, by warp-speeding the NBC chimes in the "LA Groove" theme in all of its opens, making the first NBC-owned station to warp-speed its musical signature in its theme music. Prior to the graphics change, KNSD along with sister stations KNBC and KNTV revamped their websites on July 1, 2016.

On January 3, 2017, KNSD expanded the 11 a.m. midday newscast to an hour, following rivals KGTV and KFMB-TV. As a result of this expansion, the station moved the entertainment newsmagazine program Access Hollywood to the overnight slot of 2:05 a.m., subsequently preempting the network's rebroadcast of the fourth hour of Today.[42] However, beginning on January 7, 2019, the newscast was cut back to a half-hour along with Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area sister stations KNBC and KNTV due to the premiere of the lifestyle show California Live which airs on all three NBC O&Os in California.

Notable current on-air staff

Notable former on-air staff

See also


  1. ^ "UHF Television: KAAR/39, San Diego, CA"[1]
  2. ^ "UHF Television: KAAR/39, San Diego, CA"[2]
  3. ^ "KAAR(TV) sale approved for $1.1 million to Bass" (PDF). Broadcasting. September 4, 1967. p. 9. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "U asks FCC aid in quest for ABC" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 18, 1968. p. 46. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "ABC resists shift to San Diego U" (PDF). Broadcasting. December 23, 1968. p. 37. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "Beginning of the end for XETV-ABC association" (PDF). Broadcasting. June 5, 1972. p. 36. Retrieved December 28, 2018. "Beginning of the end for XETV-ABC association" (PDF). Broadcasting. June 5, 1972. p. 37. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "San Diego truce approved" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 12, 1973. p. 57. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Storer to pay $12 million for San Diego UHF" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 19, 1973. p. 48. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "KCST-TV (KNSD) history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "ABC's gains are turning television upside down" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 29, 1976. p. 19. Retrieved December 28, 2018. "ABC's gains are turning television upside down" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 29, 1976. p. 20. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
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  12. ^ "In Brief" (PDF). Broadcasting. March 7, 1977. p. 26. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
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  14. ^ Brass, Kevin (September 16, 1988). "No respect: For Channel 39, UHF exile has meant long, hard battle for hearts and minds of viewers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  15. ^ "NBCUniversal 2011Annual Report/ 10K" (PDF). NBCUniversal. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 17, 2004. Retrieved April 6, 2006.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "Company Overview of Station Venture Operations Lp". Company profiles. Business Week. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  18. ^ "LIN exits NBC joint venture, plans reorg". Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  19. ^ List of Digital Full-Power Stations Archived August 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2012.
  21. ^ CDBS Print. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
  22. ^ "UPDATED List of Participants in the Analog Nightlight Program" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. June 12, 2009. Retrieved June 4, 2012.
  23. ^ "NBC San Diego To Leave Downtown Studio By 2016". KPBS-TV. January 9, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  24. ^ McVicker, Laura (June 23, 2014). "NBC 7 Announces Move to New Kearny Mesa Location in 2016". KNSD. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
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  26. ^ Satellite giant Dish sues NBC, alleging breach of contract Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2016
  27. ^ Dish Network Tells FCC It Will Seek Arbitration To Resolve NBCU Dispute Deadline, March 18, 2016
  28. ^ a b RabbitEars TV Query for KNSD
  29. ^ "Three Stations Team to Launch NBC California Nonstop". May 2, 2011. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  30. ^ Exclusive: NBC Local Media Sets 'Nonstop' Launch Dates, Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
  31. ^ "NBC Launching Telemundo-Owned Station in San Diego". February 7, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  32. ^ "KNSD - TitanTV". TitanTV. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  33. ^ Posner, Jay (December 5, 2013). "Several winners in November sweeps". U-T San Diego. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  34. ^ Peterson, Karla (December 6, 2008). "KNSD/Channel 39 drops 3 local-news shows, lays off 12". U-T San Diego. Retrieved December 7, 2008.
  35. ^ KSWB news changes hands; 30 to lose jobs, U-T San Diego, September 22, 2005.
  36. ^ Trading places: Fox, CW switch network channels Archived August 14, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, U-T San Diego, August 1, 2008.
  37. ^ KNSD's local forecasts to originate in L.A., U-T San Diego, June 25, 2009.
  38. ^ Weathercaster Dagmar Midcap Joins KNSD, TVSpy, October 25, 2011.
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  40. ^ Check Out Our New Set. Retrieved on December 22, 2011.
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External links

225 Broadway (San Diego)

225 Broadway is the 34th tallest building in San Diego, California and is a prominent fixture in San Diego's skyline. The 23-story skyscraper has a height of 306 ft (93 m) and is located in the Horton Plaza district of Downtown San Diego and was home to the area NBC owned-and-operated station KNSD from 2001 until 2016, during which time it was known as the NBC Building and bore NBC signage. The skyscraper is built to the International Style.

Bill Ritter (journalist)

Bill Ritter (born February 26, 1950) is an American television news anchor and journalist. Bill Ritter was named co-anchor of WABC-TV New York's Eyewitness News at 6 p.m. in February 2001. Ritter, who has been the co-anchor of the 11 p.m. news since September 1999, is also a correspondent for the ABC News program 20/20. He started at Eyewitness News in the summer of 1998 as a weekend anchor.

For Eyewitness News, Bill traveled to Israel the week before the start of the war in Iraq, to find out how Israelis and Palestinians were preparing for a possible military conflict 500 miles from their land.

Bill has investigated drug use among some teenage Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, and looked into problems with the dramatic increase in the number of building scaffoldings in New York. Bill also covers fire safety and prevention for Eyewitness News, and hosts the annual "Operation 7 Save A Life" a special and campaign. Bill has climbed the Empire State Building, tagging along with the man who repairs and replaces the broadcast antennas on top of one of New York's tallest skyscrapers. And, for the first time on live television, Bill was tested for prostate cancer. As part of the test, Bill also interviewed New York's most famous prostate cancer patient: former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Bill writes a daily column, Behind the News with Bill Ritter, which previews the 11 pm edition of Eyewitness News. It's sent via e-mail, and regularly offers insights into how we gather the news.

Border Fire

The Border Fire was a large wildfire that burned in Potrero, San Diego County, California, as part of the 2016 California wildfire season. The fire was so named due to its proximity to the United States-Mexican border.

Channel 39 virtual TV stations in the United States

The following television stations operate on virtual channel 39 in the United States:

K14SC-D in Ashland, Oregon

K24NI-D in Yuma, Arizona

K27DO-D in Bend, etc., Oregon

K31PF-D in Weed, California

K34ND-D in Moses Lake, Washington

K34QA-D in Klamath Falls, Oregon

K38MM-D in International Falls, Minnesota

K39CH-D in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

K39EO-D in Crescent City, California

K39EY-D in Cortez, Colorado

K39IU-D in Springfield, Missouri

K39JC-D in Butte, Montana

K39JS-D in Salt Lake City, Utah

K45KM-D in Bend, Oregon

KABE-CD in Bakersfield, California

KBLR in Paradise, Nevada

KETF-CD in Laredo, Texas

KFPX-TV in Newton, Iowa

KFXO-CD in Bend, Oregon

KGKC-LD in Lawrence, Kansas

KHGS-LD in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

KHIZ-LD in Los Angeles, California

KIAH in Houston, Texas

KJDN-LD in Logan, Utah

KJNB-LD in Jonesboro, Arkansas

KJNE-LD in Jonesboro, Arkansas

KKJB in Boise, Idaho

KMCT-TV in West Monroe, Louisiana

KMMD-CD in Salinas, California

KNSD in San Diego, California

KQDK-CD in Denver, Colorado

KTAZ in Phoenix, Arizona

KWCZ-LD in Sunnyside-Grandview, Washington

KWYT-LP in Yakima, Washington

KXTX-TV in Dallas, Texas

KZLL-LD in Joplin, Missouri

W27DG-D in Millersburg, Ohio

W39CA-D in Fulton, Mississippi

W39CY-D in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

W39DE-D in Cayey, Puerto Rico

W39DF-D in Jacksonville, Florida

WBXH-CD in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

WCZU-LD in Bowling Green, Kentucky

WDTB-LD in Hamburg, New York

WEMT in Greeneville, Tennessee

WETU-LD in Montgomery, Alabama

WFWA in Fort Wayne, Indiana

WGCT-CD in Columbus, Ohio

WHTN in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

WIVM-LD in Canton, Ohio

WIVX-LD in Loudonville, Ohio

WJKP-LD in Corning, New York

WLVT-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania

WMJF-CD in Towson, Maryland

WNBJ-LD in Jackson, Tennessee

WNYN-LD in New York, New York

WOCB-CD in Marion, Ohio

WQRF-TV in Rockford, Illinois

WSFL-TV in Miami, Florida

WSNN-LD in Sarasota, Florida

WUDM-LD in Wolcott, Indiana

WUNJ-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina

WWBK-LD in Richmond, Virginia

WXCB-CD in Delaware, Ohio

WYHB-CD in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Channel 40 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 40 in the United States:

K40AE-D in Cashmere, etc., Washington

K40AL-D in Memphis, Texas

K40CG-D in Yuma, Colorado

K40CH-D in Parowan/Enoch, etc., Utah

K40DD-D in Gruver, Texas

K40DI-D in Raton, New Mexico

K40DJ-D in Coolin, Idaho

K40DK-D in Tucumcari, New Mexico

K40DP-D in Las Animas, Colorado

K40DV-D in Yerington, Nevada

K40FI-D in Farmington, etc., New Mexico

K40FU-D in Rockville, Utah

K40GE-D in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

K40GZ-D in Preston, Idaho

K40HS-D in Duchesne, Utah

K40IJ-D in Topeka, Kansas

K40IO-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K40IW-D in Delta, etc., Utah

K40IX-D in Antimony, Utah

K40IY-D in Fruitland, Utah

K40JD-D in Henrieville, Utah

K40JH-D in Garrison, etc., Utah

K40JL-D in Panguitch, Utah

K40JU-D in Cody/Powell, Wyoming

K40JV-D in Stateline, etc., California

K40KC-D in Tulsa, Oklahoma

K40KD-D in Orangeville, Utah

K40KE-D in East Price, Utah

K40KM-D in Clear Creek, Utah

K40KO-D in Fountain Green, Utah

K40KP-D in Koosharem, Utah

K40KQ-D in Wyola, Montana

K40KR-D in Medford, Oregon

K40KX-D in Centerville, Texas

K40LI-D in Valmy, Nevada

K40LJ-D in Lincoln, Nebraska

K40LN-D in Roosevelt, etc., Utah

K40LO-D in Fillmore, etc., Utah

K40LV-D in Leamington, Utah

K40LW-D in Salmon, Idaho

K40LY-D in Manila, etc., Utah

K40LZ-D in Torrey, Utah

K40MA-D in Lund & Preston, Nevada

K40MF-D in Ramah, New Mexico

K40MS-D in Pocatello, Idaho

K40MT-D in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

K40MW-D in Kanarraville, etc., Utah

K40NV-D in Peoa and Oakley, Utah

KAUT-TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

KBMN-LD in Beaumont, Texas

KCWL-LD in Monroe, Louisiana

KEJR-LD in Phoenix, Arizona

KEVO-LD in Sun Valley, Nevada

KHPL-CD in La Grange, Texas

KHPM-CD in San Marcos, Texas

KISA-LD in San Antonio, Texas

KITV in Honolulu, Hawaii

KLBK-TV in Lubbock, Texas

KMMC-LD in San Francisco, California

KNSD in San Diego, California

KOIN in Portland, Oregon

KRHD-CD in Bryan, Texas

KTES-LD in Abilene, Texas

KTLM in Rio Grande City, Texas

KTVX in Salt Lake City, Utah

KTXL in Sacramento, California

KUAN-LD in Poway, California

KVHD-LD in Glendale, California

KXTX-TV in Dallas, Texas

W40AN-D in Escanaba, Michigan

W40AS-D in Moorefield, West Virginia

W40BO-D in Boston, Massachusetts

W40CN-D in Sugar Grove, Illinois

W40CQ-D in Alachua, etc., Florida

W40CU-D in St. Petersburg, Florida

W40CW-D in Bryson City, North Carolina

WAAO-LD in Andalusia, Alabama

WACX in Leesburg, Florida

WAHU-CD in Charlottesville, Virginia

WBMA-LD in Birmingham, Alabama

WDPX-TV in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

WDRN-LD in Fayetteville, North Carolina

WESV-LD in Chicago, Illinois

WGGB-TV in Springfield, Massachusetts

WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, Ohio

WHKY-TV in Hickory, North Carolina

WIRE-CD in Atlanta, Georgia

WIXT-CD in Dewitt, New York

WLFB in Bluefield, West Virginia

WLPC-CD in Detroit, Michigan

WMGT-TV in Macon, Georgia

WMVH-CD in Charleroi, Pennsylvania

WODF-LD in Rockford, Illinois

WPAN in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

WPXE-TV in Kenosha, Wisconsin

WTKR in Norfolk, Virginia

WTNC-LD in Durham, North Carolina

WTVQ-DT in Lexington, Kentucky

WTWC-TV in Tallahassee, Florida

WVDM-LD in Quincy, Illinois

WWTV in Traverse City, Michigan

WXTV-DT in Paterson, New Jersey

WYCI in Saranac Lake, New York

WYDJ-LD in Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaThe following stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 40:

K40HE-D in Redding, California

K40IK-D in Wallowa, Oregon

Channel 7 branded TV stations in the United States

The following television stations in the United States brand as channel 7 (though neither using virtual channel 7 nor broadcasting on physical RF channel 7):

KNSD in San Diego, California

KTGM in Tamuning, Guam

WDAY-DT2 in Fargo, North Dakota

WPTA-DT2 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

WWMT-DT2 in Kalamazoo, Michigan

WWSB in Sarasota, Florida

WZVN-TV in Naples, Florida

Cozi TV

Cozi TV (stylized on-air as COZI TV) is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast. The network airs classic television series from the 1950s to the 2000s.The network originated as a local news and lifestyle programming format that was launched between 2009 and 2011 and was seen on digital subchannels operated by nine owned-and-operated television stations of the NBC television network in the United States under the brand NBC Nonstop. The sitcoms and drama series now appearing on Cozi are primarily from the NBCUniversal Television Distribution program library.

Dagmar Midcap

Dagmar Midcap (born Dagmar Gottschalk; March 12, 1969) is a Canadian-born American media personality and weathercaster originally based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has been the weekday evening weather anchor for KNSD-TV in San Diego, California since 2011.

A graduate of British Columbia Institute of Technology's broadcast journalism program in 1990, Midcap began her television career on WBNX-TV in Akron, Ohio, appearing on a weekly current affairs program (1990–1998). She then returned to British Columbia, where she worked as the traffic and weather reporter on VTV's Breakfast before moving to Global Television Network's BCTV Morning Show as a fill-in traffic reporter. Moving away from live television, she hosted Crash Test Mommy on the Life Network. In 2005 she became co-host of BCTV's Driving Television, a weekly survey of automotive industry news for which she test drove new cars on a regular basis. It was broadcast nationally in Canada on Global.

In 2007 she returned to the United States where she became the weather and traffic anchor for the Better Mornings morning show on CBS affiliate WGCL-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning in April. As of January 2008, she became the main weather anchor for WGCL-TV, doing forecasts during the late afternoon and evening newscasts. Midcap tendered her notice to the station on September 3, 2010 citing ongoing emotional and physical distress. According to an interview, she is planning on moving back to the west coast to be closer to family. The station acknowledged her departure on September 7, 2010.On October 25, 2011, Dagmar started as the weekday evening weather anchor for KNSD-TV in San Diego, California, an NBC owned-and-operated station.In Canada, Midcap often appeared in film and television series produced in the Vancouver area. She has appeared in such films as Catwoman, Baby Geniuses 2 and Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch. Television appearances have included Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Dead Zone, Just Cause, Touching Evil and Twilight Zone. Among others, she has also had recurring roles on the series Dark Angel.

Fritz Coleman

Fritz Coleman (born May 27, 1948 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a weathercaster for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California.After he grew up in Radnor, Pennsylvania, he attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television, and film. Like many popular weather anchors, he serves as a weather reporter rather than a meteorologist as he doesn't have a degree in meteorology. This facet may be contrary to popular belief.

He worked as a comedian and disc jockey for several years and as a radio personality at WBEN and later WKBW in Buffalo, New York. He left Buffalo for Los Angeles in 1980 to work as a stand-up comic. In 1982 he began work as weekend weatherman at KNBC, and has been the weekday weatherman since 1984.

He has written and performed two one-man theater acts, titled The Reception and It's Me! Dad!. He received the 2004 EMA Community Service Award for his involvement with KNBC's 4 Our Planet, a children's program. He appeared in a supporting role in one of Raymond Burr's last Perry Mason television films, The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host, in 1993.

He received a "thanks" credit on the film Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, an “alternate film” companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.From 2009 to 2011, Coleman also did the weekday weather (in addition to KNBC) for San Diego's NBC affiliate, KNSD.

Jim Laslavic

Jim "Laz" Laslavic ( LAz-lə-vik; born October 24, 1951) is a former American Football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He is a retired sportscaster for KNSD in San Diego and a former Radio announcer for KIOZ. He lives in Coronado, California with his wife, Susan. Together, they raised two kids, Hayley (born 1986) and James (born 1988). Laslavic is a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.


KBNT-CD, virtual channel 17 (UHF digital channel 24), is a low-powered, Class A Univision-affiliated television station licensed to San Diego, California, United States. Owned by Entravision Communications, it is a sister station to UniMás affiliate KDTF-LD (channel 51), Azteca América affiliate XHAS-TDT (channel 33), and Milenio Televisión affiliate XHDTV-TDT (channel 49). The latter two stations are owned by Mexican-based Televisora Alco, which is 40% owned by Entravision. All four stations share studios on Ruffin Road in San Diego's Kearny Mesa section; KBNT-CD's transmitter is located on Mount Soledad in La Jolla.

The station's signal is relayed on low-powered KTCD-LP (channel 46) in San Diego and KHAX-LP (channel 49) in Vista.


KFMB-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 8, is a dual CBS/CW-affiliated television station licensed to San Diego, California, United States. Owned by Tegna Inc., it is sister to radio stations KFMB (760 AM) and KFMB-FM (100.7 FM). The television and radio stations share studios on Engineer Road in the Kearny Mesa section of San Diego; KFMB-TV's transmitter is located on Mount Soledad in La Jolla.


KGTV, virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to San Diego, California, United States. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company. KGTV's studios are located on Air Way in the Riverview-Webster section of San Diego, and its transmitter is located on Mount Soledad in La Jolla.

KGTV operates digital translator KZSD-LP (channel 20), which allows homes with issues receiving KGTV's VHF signal or only a UHF antenna to receive KGTV in some form.


KSEX-CD was a low-power Class A television station in San Diego, California, broadcasting locally in digital on UHF channel 42. Founded December 5, 1990, the station was owned by Commercial Broadcasting Corporation and was an affiliate of HSN.


KSWB-TV, virtual channel 69 (UHF digital channel 26), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to San Diego, California, United States. The station is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company. KSWB's studios are located on Engineer Road in the city's Kearny Mesa section (within a quarter-mile to the west of the studios of CBS affiliate KFMB-TV, channel 8), and its transmitter is located southeast of Spring Valley.

KSWB-TV is branded as Fox 5 San Diego, in reference to its primary cable channel position in the market on most local cable providers (it is also carried in Baja California, Mexico on Izzi channel 92). Until 2011, the logo bug shown during the station's newscasts rotated between its common cable channel position and its over-the-air virtual channel number, 69.


KUAN-LD, virtual channel 48 (UHF digital channel 17), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station serving San Diego, California, United States that is licensed to Poway. Owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast), it is sister to San Diego-licensed NBC owned-and-operated station KNSD (channel 39). The two stations share studios on Granite Ridge Drive in the Serra Mesa section of San Diego and transmitter facilities southeast of Spring Valley.

KUAN is known on-air as Telemundo 20; as with KNSD's main branding, it is derived from its channel 20 cable position on Spectrum, Cox Communications and AT&T U-verse.

Laurence Gross

Laurence Gross (1931 - 2003) was a television and radio broadcaster in San Diego. Initially a radio talk show host in Denver and San Diego, he was later the entertainment critic at large on KNSD. In Denver, he helped launch the radio career of Alan Berg. In San Diego, Gross was mid-day radio talk show host on KSDO from 1975 to 1983. Gross' father was KFMB-TV founder Jack O. Gross.

NBC Owned Television Stations

NBC Owned Television Stations (formerly NBC Local Media & NBC Television Stations Division (TVSD)) is the division of NBCUniversal Owned TV Stations (NBCUniversal), a subsidiary of Comcast that oversees their owned-and-operated television stations, Cozi TV network, LXTV and Skycastle Entertainment, its in-house marketing and promotion company.

Storer Communications

Storer Broadcasting, Inc. was an American company which owned several television and radio stations in the Northeastern United States. It was incorporated in Ohio in 1927, and was broken up in 1986.


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