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Salinas/Monterey/Santa Cruz, California
United States
CitySalinas, California
  • 8.1: KSBW or KSBW 8
  • News: Action News 8
  • 8.2: Central Coast ABC
  • 8.3: Estrella TV Central Coast
SloganCoverage You Can Count On (news/primary slogan)
ChannelsDigital: 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 8 (PSIP)
  • 8.1: KSBW-TV
  • 8.2: CC ABC
  • 8.1: NBC
  • 8.2: ABC
  • 8.3: Estrella TV
OwnerHearst Television
(Hearst Stations Inc.)
First air dateSeptember 11, 1953 (65 years ago) (1953-09-11)
Call letters’ meaningSalad Bowl of the World
(Salinas’ nickname)
Former callsigns
  • KSBW-TV (1953–1987)
  • KMBY-TV (1953–1955;
  • time sharing partner)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
8 (VHF, 1953–2009)
10 (VHF, 2002–2009)
Former affiliations
  • Secondary:
  • DuMont (1953–1955)
  • ABC (1953–1960)
  • CBS (1953–1969)
  • .2: NBC Weather Plus (2005–2008)
  • Ind. WX (2008-2010)
  • Independent (2010–2011)
Transmitter power20.6 kW
Height760 m (2,493 ft)
Facility ID19653
Transmitter coordinates36°45?22.8?N 121°30?8.7?W / 36.756333°N 121.502417°W / 36.756333; -121.502417
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For Central Coast ABC KSBW


Virtual Channel8
RF Channel8
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)19.200000762939453 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)736m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)1,034m
Network AffiliationNBC
Contact Street 1238 John Street
Contact CitySalinas
Contact StateCA
Contact Zip93901
Contact Phone831-758-8888
Additional DataFCC Station Information

Central Coast ABC is a TV station in Monterey, CA. It’s a local news and entertainment station that broadcasts local news, sports, and scripted TV shows. In addition to being known as Central Coast ABC KSBW, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign KSBW. You can watch the station online via the Central Coast ABC live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: Central Coast ABC KSBW
Call Sign: KSBW
Location: Monterey, California, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: Central Coast ABC Homepage

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Central Coast ABC is owned by Hearst Television. It is an affiliate of the network ABC network. As an affiliate, KSBW Monterey tends to focus its original news coverage on local issues during the traditional morning, mid-day, evening and late-night news slots. To fill in the rest of its broadcasting schedule, the station airs national programs provided by ABC.

Contact the Station

If you’re a public relations rep, you may want to mail some promotional materials to the station or get in touch with a specific member of its team. If you’re a curious viewer, you might be interested in arranging a tour of the station’s facilities. In either case, in addition to the contact info above, here are some more ways to get in touch:
By mail: 238 John St Salinas, CA 93901-3339. Phone: 831-758-8888. Fax: 831-422-0124. Email: newsdirector@ksbw.com