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San Diego, California
United States
BrandingKUSI (general)
KUSI News (newscasts)
SloganSan Diego’s News Channel
San Diego’s More Local News Station
Working in the Spirit of San Diego (35th anniversary variant)
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 51 (PSIP)
TranslatorsK12PO Murrieta
AffiliationsIndependent (since 1998; also from 1982 to 1995)
OwnerMcKinnon Broadcasting Company
(Channel 51 of San Diego, Inc.)
First air dateSeptember 13, 1982 (36 years ago) (1982-09-13)
Call letters’ meaningUnited States International University
(former name of Alliant International University, original license holder)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
51 (UHF, 1982–2009)
Former affiliationsUPN (1995–1998)
FNN (secondary; 1982–1985)
Transmitter power355 kW
Height576 m (1,890 ft)
Facility ID10238
Transmitter coordinates32°41′51″N 116°56′5.7″W / 32.69750°N 116.934917°W / 32.69750; -116.934917
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license information:Profile


Detailed Antenna Reception Information For KUSI News


Virtual Channel51
RF Channel18
Effective Radiated Power (ERP)355 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT)576m
Radiation Center-above Mean Sea Level (RCAMSL)819m
Network AffiliationINDEPENDENT
Contact Street 14575 Viewridge Avenue
Contact CitySan Diego
Contact StateCA
Contact Zip92123
Contact Phone858-571-5151
Additional DataFCC Station Information


KUSI News is a TV station in San Diego, CA. It’s an independent local news and entertainment station that broadcasts San Diego news, San Diego weather, traffic, sports, and entertainment programming. In addition to being known as KUSI News San Diego, it’s also called simply by its FCC call sign KUSI. You can watch the station online via the KUSI News live stream and its collection of videos, updated regularly.

Name: KUSI News San Diego
Call Sign: KUSI
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Genre: Local News, Entertainment
Website: KUSI San Diego Homepage

KUSI News is one of the few local, but independent television channels in the country that receives decent viewing numbers. KUSI TV has been on the air since 1982, when began operations as a general entertainment station. It began offering San Diego local news broadcasts in 1990 with a simple 10:00 PM hourly newscast each night. Since then, the station has gradually added more news coverage, so that it has regularly scheduled broadcasts throughout the day. KUSI News developed a reputation for investigative and consumer watchdog segments led by Michael Turko, and The Turko Files. The station is perhaps best known for bringing on John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, as its Chief Meteorologist from 1994 until 2014.

Also, if you just want to go straight to the KUSI weather section, click on the website link above above. Finally, If you’re interested in a different station or stream, use the search box at the top of the page.

KUSI News is owned by McKinnon Broadcasting Company.

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: 4575 Viewridge Ave San Diego, CA 92123-1623. Phone: 858-571-5151. Fax: 858-576-9317. Email:

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