KABC-TV is the west coast flagship affiliate for the ABC network, broadcasting in the Los Angeles, California market on digital channel 7. Its two subcarriers--Live Well Network and Laff--are on 7.2 and 7.3.
Channel 7 signed on in 1949 as KECA as an ABC owned-and-operated station, the last O&O of the original five (as alloted by the FCC) to sign on. Its sister radio station, KECA (790 AM), was an affiliate of the NBC Blue Network, which NBC sold off in 1943 as per FCC requirements and it became the ABC network. The TV and radio stations changed to KABC in 1954.
KABC's studios were located at ABC Television Center on Prospect Avenue (taping venue of many Hollywood-based ABC shows). In 1999, they moved to a new facility in Glendale. Its lighted sign can be readily seen while driving up and down Interstate 5.
KABC was the first Los Angeles station to air its news in high definition. The station has six low-powered translators airing its signal in Daggett, Lucerne Valley, Palmdale, Newberry Springs, and Ridgecrest. KABC is also available to satellite viewers who cannot adequately receive their nearest ABC station. It is on DirecTV on channel 387.
|7.1||7.1||KABC-DT||Main KABC (ABC)|
Current ABC Prime-Time Schedule
Previous ABC/Primetime Schedules
|Monday||Wheel of Fortune||Jeopardy!||Coach||Blue Skies||Monday Night Football||Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 11|
|Tuesday||Wheel of Fortune||Jeopardy!||Full House||Me and the Boys||Home Improvement||Grace Under Fire||NYPD Blue||Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 11|
|Wednesday||Wheel of Fortune||Jeopardy!||Sister, Sister||All-American Girl||Roseanne||Ellen||Turning Point||Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 11|
|Thursday||Wheel of Fortune||Jeopardy!||My So-Called Life||McKenna||Primetime||Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 11|
|Friday||Wheel of Fortune||Jeopardy!||Family Matters||Boy Meets World||Step by Step||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||20/20||Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 11|
|Saturday||Wheel of Fortune||Jeopardy!||The ABC Saturday Night Movie||The Commish||Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 11|
|Sunday||America's Funniest Home Videos||On Our Own||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||The ABC Sunday Night Movie||Channel 7 Eyewitness News at 11|