KSBY HISTORY


KSBY-TV is the NBC affiliate in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and made its on-air debut in May of 1953.It went on the air, however, as KVEC-TV. The VEC call letters stood for Valley Electric Company.

KVEC-TV was the first local television station built in the Central Coast of California. Originally, the station carried all three television networks: NBC, CBS & ABC.

>> Learn more about our history here

ABOUT KSBY AND CW COVERAGE

KSBY is on the air in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, broadcasting a digital signal providing NBC high-definition and The CW network standard-definition programs.

A VHF or all-channel antenna connected to a digital-to-analog converter box or to a digital-ready television is required to receive the new signal. If you are already set up to receive a digital broadcast all that is necessary is to re-scan channels on your converter box or television.

If you are in any area in northern Santa Barbara County or San Luis Obispo County, you will need a UHF antenna.

CONTACT KSBY NEWS AND CW5

MEET THE NEWS TEAM

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Check here for current job openings with KSBY Communications.

VIDEO REQUEST FORM

Click here to request a video copy of a segment you have seen on KSBY News.

KSBY ONLINE PUBLIC FILE

To view KSBY's public file, click here.

ADVERTISE WITH US

At KSBY we have been getting results for Central Coast advertisers since 1953. We're confident we can make television advertising work for just about any business, big or small. >> Click here and start advertising with us today

HDTV PROGRAMMING

Watch NBC network shows in high definition on KSBY HDTV!  Click here for more information on what you will need and what channels to tune to.

Contact News

Newsroom
news@ksby.com

Weather Desk
weather@ksby.com

Feedback
feedback@ksby.com

News Director
dbarden@ksby.com

Santa Maria Newsroom Manager
clowe@ksby.com

Executive Producer
kworsham@ksby.com

Contact us by E-mail

Feedback
feedback@ksby.com

President|General Manager
kchoal@ksby.com

Business Office
rpaxton@ksby.com

Creative Director
bdowning@ksby.com

Director of Sales
bevans@ksby.com

On Air National Sales
bevans@ksby.com

Online Sales
lmoore@ksby.com

Promotions
bdowning@ksby.com

Programming
sjohnson@ksby.com

Engineering
bingram@ksby.com

Interactive Operations Specialist
jgraves@ksby.com