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FoundedApril 15, 1994
First air date
July 29, 1995; 28 years ago (1995-07-29)
Former call signs
  • K65GB (1994–1995)
  • KGBS-LP (1995–2003)
  • KGBS-CA (2003–2014)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 65 (UHF, 1994–1995), 32 (UHF, 1995–2014)
  • Virtual: 32 (2014–2020)
Call sign meaning
From translator call sign K65GB
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID38562
ERP15 kW
HAAT353.8 m (1,161 ft)
Transmitter coordinates30°19′23.8″N 97°47′59.5″W / 30.323278°N 97.799861°W / 30.323278; -97.799861 (KGBS-CD)
Public license information

KGBS-CD (channel 19) is a low-power, Class A television station in Austin, Texas, United States. The station is owned by Innovate Corp.


The station was built and signed on by local Austin businessman Juan Wheeler Jr., and was at first an independent station, affiliated with the Spanish-language network Telemundo. K65GB was financed by funds from KVAW, the Wheeler-owned Telemundo station in Eagle Pass.[2] In 2001, Caballero Television, a television broadcasting company run by Eduardo Caballero, acquired KGBS-LP; the station became affiliated with Más Música, a network that Caballero also owned, which broadcast Spanish music videos 24 hours a day.[3] In December 2005, Viacom acquired Más Música and ten of the network's affiliated stations, including KGBS. The sale was finalized in January 2006, when Más Música became MTV Tres.[4] In 2014, CNZ Communications reached a deal to purchase KGBS from Viacom, and the sale was finalized in 2015. Shortly after the sale and the conversion to digital television, KGBS dropped the MTV Tres affiliation and began showing all infomercials once again on its main channel. The station also added subchannels with additional programming.


The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KGBS-CD[5]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
19.1 480i 16:9 KGBS-CD The Nest
19.2 Comet
19.3 Charge!
19.4 TBD
19.5 TheGrio
19.6 SonLife
19.7 Advenimiento TV


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KGBS-CD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ Hight, Bruce (July 27, 1995). "Low-power TV station to offer Spanish programming". Austin American-Statesman. p. D1, D7. Retrieved January 26, 2023 – via
  3. ^ "Hispanic music TV station launches in Austin". Austin Business Journal. July 30, 2001. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
  4. ^ Higgins, John M. (April 2, 2006). "MTV Makes Bilingual Music". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved August 8, 2007.
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KGBS-CD