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KION-TV, virtual channel 46 (UHF digital channel 32), is a CBS/CW+/Telemundo-affiliated television

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Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, California

United States

City Monterey, California
Branding KION NewsChannel 5/46(cable/virtual channel; pronounced "Ky-on")

KION CBS (secondary)
Fox 23 (on DT2)
Telemundo 23 (on DT3)
Noticias de la Costa Central(DT3 newscasts)

Slogan Your Central Coast News Source

Para la Costa Central (DT3 primary)
Grandes ofertas, todos los días(DT3 secondary/promo)

Channels Digital: 32 (UHF)

Virtual: 46 (PSIP)

Translators KMUV-LD 21 (UHF) Monterey
Affiliations 23.1 Telemundo

43.1 Ion Television
46.1 CBS
46.2 Fox

Owner News-Press & Gazette Company

(NPG of Monterey-Salinas CA, LLC)

First air date January 25, 1969 (50 years ago)
Call letters' meaning ION = Your EYE ON The Central Coast

Keep ION
(former slogan)

Former callsigns KMST (1969–1993)

KCCN-TV (1993–1997)
KION (1997–2002)

Former channel number(s) Analog:

46 (UHF, 1969–2009)

Former affiliations Secondary:

UPN (1995–2003)
The CW (2006-2022)

Transmitter power 46 kW
Height 758 m (2,487 ft)
Facility ID 26249
Transmitter coordinates 36°32′5″N 121°37′18″W
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information Profile



Telemundo 23

station licensed to Monterey, California, United States and serving the Monterey Bay area. The station is owned by News-Press & Gazette Company. KION-TV's studios are located on Moffett Street in Salinas behind the city's airport, and its transmitter is located on Mount Toro, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Salinas. The station is available on channel 5 on most cable systems.

KION operates digital translator KMUV-LD (channel 21), also licensed to Monterey, with transmitter on Fremont Peak.