KGTV is the ABC affiliate for the San Diego, California market, broadcasting on digital channel 10. Its subcarriers are 10.2 broadcasting MeTV, 10.3 (Laff TV) and 10.4 (Escape TV). They first broadcast digital on channel 25, but they moved to 10 (their original analog position) on the original analog shutoff date of February 17, 2009.
Channel 10 first went on the air in 1953 as KFSD-TV and was an NBC affiliate. Prior, NBC was secondary on CBS affiliate KFMB/channel 8. They changed calls to KOGO in 1961. After McGraw-Hill bought them from Time-Life in 1972, the call was changed to the current KGTV. (KFSD is now the call sign for a radio station in Escondido, airing on 1450 AM.)
KGTV became an ABC affiliate in 1977, as the network was looking to find another home on the VHF band. They had been on KCST/channel 39 (now NBC's KNSD) since 1973 when KCST wrested ABC away from XETV/channel 6 and the network was not happy with having to air on UHF. KGTV has been an ABC affiliate since.
After McGraw-Hill put their broadcasting business up for sale, The E.W. Scripps Company announced in October 2011, they would buy all television stations owned by McGraw-Hill Broadcasting, after regulatory approval. The deal was completed on December 30, 2011.
Among early fare on channel 10 was KOGO's Corner, a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon children's show hosted by Johnny Downs. While extoling the virtues of drinking milk to the kids, Downs also screened cartoons of Deputy Dawg and The Mighty Hercules. Regis Philbin hosted a local talk show in the early 60s on channel 10. During that time, the station aired only the second hour of NBC's The Today Show--the first hour was occupied by Today's Cartoons at 7 AM (airing old W-B cartoons along with Dick Tracy, Mr. Magoo and Q.T. Hush) and The King and Odie at 7:45. In the 1962-63 season, channel 10 aired a movie Friday nights at 8:30 and would subsequently run kinescope-delays of the two NBC shows at those time periods over the weekend--Sing Along With Mitch Sunday afternoons and The Price Is Right Saturday evenings.
|10.1||10.3||KGTV-DT||Main KGTV (ABC)|
Current Prime-Time Schedule
|Monday||10 News at 7||TMZ||Dancing with the Stars||The Good Doctor||10 News at 11|
|Tuesday||10 News at 7||TMZ||The Conners||The Kids Are Alright||black-ish||Splitting Up Together||The Rookie||10 News at 11|
|Wednesday||10 News at 7||TMZ||The Goldbergs||American Housewife||Modern Family||Single Parents||A Million Little Things||10 News at 11|
|Thursday||10 News at 7||TMZ||Grey's Anatomy||Station 19||How to Get Away with Murder||10 News at 11|
|Friday||10 News at 7||TMZ||Fresh Off the Boat||Speechless||Child Support||20/20||10 News at 11|
|Saturday||Without A Trace||Saturday Night Football||10 News at 11|
|Sunday||America's Funniest Home Videos||Dancing with the Stars: Juniors||Shark Tank||The Alec Baldwin Show||10 News at 11|