Press Releases

TEGNA Completes Acquisition of Midwest Television, Inc.

McLEAN, VA - (February 15, 2018)– TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Midwest Television, Inc.’s broadcasting stations in San Diego, CA. TEGNA now owns KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliated station in San Diego, KFMB-D2 (CW) and radio broadcast stations KFMB-AM and KFMB-FM in San Diego. READ ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE >>

AM 760 KFMB Raises Over $1.1 Million to Benefit Local Military Charity

SAN DIEGO, California – (January 3, 2018) – AM 760 KFMB collected over $1,000,000 during their annual radiothon fundraiser to benefit the Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station, a San Diego charity helps veterans recover both physically and mentally from service injuries. The funds raised enabled the Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station to purchase airline tickets for injured military veterans, so they can spend the holidays at home with their families. During the month of December AM 760 encourages listeners to donate on-line with the highlight of the campaign happening on December 8th when the station conducts the annual “radiothon”, a full day of phone and on-line donations. The current total collected for the entire month of December was $1,107,245.00.  READ MORE INFO AND PHOTOS >>

"The Mikey Show" Returns to San Diego Radio on 100.7 KFM-BFM

SAN DIEGO, California – (July 24, 2017) – 100.7 KFM-BFM is thrilled to announce the addition of "The Mikey Show" with Mikey Esparza to its programming line-up in afternoon drive from 3:00 PM-7:30 PM beginning Thursday, July 27th.   READ ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE >>

Midwest Television, Inc. / KFMB-TV Adds  CW Affiliation

(San Diego, California – January 18, 2017) – Midwest Television, Inc., parent company of CBS 8/KFMB-TV, AM 760, 100.7 KFM-BFM, announced today it is adding the San Diego CW Network affiliation. Beginning May 31, 2017, KFMB-TV will operate CBS 8 and CW as duopolies in the San Diego market. READ ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE >>

CBS News 8 Dominates San Diego News, Winning Every Single Newscast in November Sweeps

(San Diego, California – November 28, 2016) – San Diegans have voted and CBS NEWS 8/KFMB-TV wins the local TV race as San Diego’s most watched television news station, dominating first place in every local newscast during the November 2016 ratings "sweeps" period according to data released by the A. C. Nielsen Co.* In all head-to-head news time periods, more homes were turned to CBS NEWS 8 than any other station in the San Diego television market. READ ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE >>

About KFMB Stations

San Diego's Top Stations for Over 50 Years

KFMB first greeted San Diego listeners on April 19, 1941 with an AM radio station broadcasting from studios on the corner of Pacific Highway and Ash Street. When KFMB-TV first went on air in 1949, the station broadcast popular shows from both the CBS and NBC networks before finally selecting CBS, known as the prestigious Tiffany network, as its sole affiliation. KFMB-FM went on-air in 1959. 

In 1963, Midwest Television Inc., headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, purchased KFMB-AM, FM & TV. At that time, KFMB Studios were located on 5th and Ash streets in downtown San Diego. In 1977, the KFMB Stations moved to their present location on Engineer Road in Kearny Mesa.

KFMB-TV, also known as CBS 8, has a rich tradition of firsts: the first station to offer local newscasts, the first news in color and the first to broadcast local news in High Definition. In addition to its leadership in technology and innovation, CBS 8 is consistently recognized as the local news leader in both ratings and news coverage. In June of 2017, KFMB launched The CW San Diego over the air on channel 8.2 and on cable television in San Diego. In addition to carrying network programming, KFMB’s CW station broadcasts 3 hours of news per weekday.

On the radio side, KFMB-AM (AM 760 KFMB) provides entertainment, news and both local and national talk shows. KFMB-FM returned to its heritage call letters on January 4, 2016, becoming 100.7 KFM-BFM, playing “true variety that rocks.” The DSC Show, San Diego’s top rated morning show, is the morning drive programming on 100.7 KFM-BFM. 

CBS 8, the CW San Diego, 100.7 KFM-BFM, and AM 760 KFMB broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Responsible for each station’s presence across non broadcast platforms, the KFMB Interactive team supports station content and promotions on website, mobile, apps, and social media platforms. Each station has robust digital platforms to extend the reach for all viewers and listeners with the goal of “KFMB Everywhere”.

KFMB is heavily involved in the San Diego community. This involvement includes special station projects such as Adopt 8 and Innovate 8, as well as promotions, fundraisers, charitable events and public service announcements.  The KFMB Stations’ 2017 campaign raised over $2 million to support victims of Hurricane Harvey.

In February 2018, the KFMB Stations were purchased by TEGNA and became part of the large station group covering 23 states and over 50 stations.