May 21, 2013 12:28 AM by Olivia DeGennaro and Katherine Worsham, KSBY News
KSBY is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Over the next two weeks, we'll be taking a look back at the top stories we've covered in that time.
Number 60 is a look at how it all started.
KSBY signed on the air on May 25, 1953, making it the first news station on the Central Coast.
At the time, the station was called KVEC TV, the VEC standing for owner Valley Electric Company.
At times, the station carried all three major news networks -- NBC, ABC and CBS.
KSBY got its current name under a new owner on July 18, 1957.
That new owner, Salinas Valley Broadcasting Company, also owned KSBW, so they changed KVEC's call letters to KSBY.
The sister stations were separated in 1996 when two different companies bought them.
As of 2005, KSBY is part of the Evening Post Publishing Company.
We've had a few different slogans over the years, including "Informed, Involved, In Touch", "The Spirit of the Central Coast", and your current "Live, Local News."
Our newscasts also haven't always been called "KSBY News".
We used the name "Action News" for many years.
KSBY covers San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, airing NBC programming on KSBY 6 and the CW on channel 5.
You can spot our San Luis Obispo station high up on a hill overlooking Highway 101, just off of Los Osos Valley Road.
We also have a bureau in Santa Maria.
KSBY produces more than 25 hours of news content for the Central Coast every week.
Tune in to KSBY News at 6:00 on Friday, May 31st for a look at our complete list of the top 60 news stories of the past 60 years.
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