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Brand NBC 7
City of License San Diego, California
Market San Diego, California
Channel 40 digital
39 virtual
40.2 (Cozi-TV)
Formerly: 39 analog (1965-66, 1968-2009)
Network Affiliation Current: NBC
Formerly: Independent (1965–66, 1968-73), ABC (1973-77)
Founded 1965
Company NBC Universal
Current Popular Non-Network Shows Access Hollywood
Wheel of Fortune
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Steve Harvey

KNSD is the NBC affiliate for the San Diego, California market, broadcasting on digital channel 40, displayed as virtual 39. It has a subcarrier: 40.2, that broadcasts Cozi-TV (classic television programs).

Channel 39 first signed on in 1965 as independent KAAR, the city's first UHF station. A lack of adequate programming and extremely low budgets in 1966 closed down the station till 1968 when it went back up as KCST. It remained an independent until in 1972 KCST filed a petition against then-ABC affiliate XETV/channel 6. XETV was licensed to Tijuana, Mexico while serving San Diego proper, and KCST charged that a station licensed to another country could not be affiliated with an American television network. KCST successfully won the ABC affiliation and the change, with XETV reverting to independent status, took place in stages. Two ABC daytime shows that XETV did not clear landed on KCST in April of 1973, the rest of the ABC daytime schedule landed on KCST a month later, and the rest of the ABC line-up moved there on July 1, 1973. ABC was not happy with landing on a UHF station and in 1977 changed to KGTV/channel 10, which then was an NBC affiliate. NBC would conversely land on KCST.

The station changed calls to the current KNSD in 1988. Their branding of 7 is denoted from their channel position on all San Diego cable systems, which is channel 7. Previously they were known as "7/39," denoting their cable position and their virtual channel number (old analog position), which is 39. Their syndicated programmimg is hubbed from KNBC/channel 4 in Los Angeles, and their studios are located in the Kearny Mesa area, north of downtown (they were previously downtown on Broadway). KNBC is also the origination for KNSD's weather forecasts segments. The station produced a 10 PM newscast for KSWB/channel 69. Upon their switch to Fox, KSWB's newscast became in-house produced.

Rumors are afloat that Hearst Television wants to make a swap to acquire KNSD. Hearst has a 20% stake in ABC-owned ESPN which it wants to sell to affect the swap. This also includes converting their ABC stations to NBC.

Digital programming

Virtual Physical Name Programming
39.1 40.1 KNSD-DT Main KNSD (NBC)
39.2 40.2 KNSD-DT2 Cozi-TV

Current Prime-Time Schedule

Day 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00
Monday Wheel of Fortune Jeopardy! The Voice Taken NBC 7/39 News
Tuesday Wheel of Fortune Jeopardy! The Voice Great News Great News Chicago Fire NBC 7/39 News
Wednesday Wheel of Fortune Jeopardy! Blindspot Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Chicago PD NBC 7/39 News
Thursday Wheel of Fortune Jeopardy! Superstore Powerless Chicago Med The Blacklist NBC 7/39 News
Friday Wheel of Fortune Jeopardy! First Dates Dateline NBC NBC 7/39 News
Saturday Wheel of Fortune Jeopardy! Encore programming SNL Vintage NBC 7/39 News
Sunday Little Big Shots Little Big Shots Chicago Justice Shades of Blue NBC 7/39 News at 11

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