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San Antonio, Texas
United States
BrandingKENS 5 (general)
KENS 5 Eyewitness News (newscasts)
(callsign pronounced as a word, “KENS”)
SloganCoverage You Can Count On
South Texas’ #1 Newscast
San Antonio’s News Leader
ChannelsDigital: 39 (UHF)
(to move to 29 (UHF))
Virtual: 5 (PSIP)
  • .1: CBS
  • .2: Estrella TV
  • .3: Justice Network
  • .4: Quest
OwnerTegna, Inc.
(KENS-TV, Inc.)
First air dateFebruary 15, 1950 (68 years ago) (1950-02-15)
Call letters’ meaningK
Express-News Station
Sister station(s)KVUE (Austin)
Former callsigns
  • KEYL (1950–1954)
  • KGBS-TV (1954)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 5 (VHF, 1950–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 55 (UHF, 2002–2009)
Former affiliations
  • All secondary:
  • DuMont (1950–1955)
  • ABC (1950–1957)
  • Paramount (1950–1953)
  • NTA (1956–1961)
Transmitter power1,000 kW
816 kW (CP)
Height441 m (1,447 ft)
Facility ID26304
Transmitter coordinates29°16′11″N 98°15′55″W / 29.26972°N 98.26528°W / 29.26972; -98.26528Coordinates: 29°16′11″N 98°15′55″W / 29.26972°N 98.26528°W / 29.26972; -98.26528
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For KENS 5 San Antonio CBS


Virtual Channel5
RF Channel39
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)750.7999877929688 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)424m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)585m
Network AffiliationCBS
Contact Street 15400 Fredericksburg Road
Contact CitySan Antonio
Contact StateTX
Contact Zip78229
Contact Phone210-366-5000
Additional DataFCC Station Information

KENS 5 is the San Antonio CBS TV stations. KENS 5 broadcasts San Antonio news, as well as national CBS News and entertainment. Additionally, this station covers Houston weather, and Houston sports. In addition to being known by its FCC call sign on KENS TV, this station is also known as CBS San Antonio. You can watch KENS TV online via the KENS 5 live stream and its collection of videos which are updated regularly.

Name: KENS 5 CBS San Antonio
Call Sign: KENS
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: CBS San Antonio Homepage

If you need an immediate report on San Antonio weather then click on the Live TV screen above, and it will take you directly to the KENS weather section. Also, if you want an update on San Antonio traffic, here is the KENS Traffic Center. Finally, if you’re interested in a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

KENS 5 is owned by TENGA, and it is an affiliate of the CBS network. As an affiliate, CBS San Antonio 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 CBS.

KENS5 provides several excellent San Antonio news apps, which you can find here. These KENS News apps include a San Antonio breaking news app, a KENS 5 sports app, and a KENS 5 weather app.

Contact the KENS 5

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: 5400 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio, TX 78229-3597. Phone: 210-366-5000. Fax: 210-366-2716. Email: [email protected]