CityAustin, Texas
FoundedApril 15, 1994
First air date
July 29, 1995 (1995-07-29)
Former call signs
K65GB (1994–1995)
KGBS-LP (1995–2003)
KGBS-CA (2003–2014)
Former channel number(s)
65 (UHF, 1994–1995)
32 (UHF, 1995–2014)
32 (until 2020)
Independent (1994–2001)
Más Música (2001–2006)
MTV Tres (2006–2015)
Call sign meaning
From translator call sign K65GB
Technical information
Facility ID38562

KGBS-CD, virtual channel and UHF digital channel 19, is a low-powered, Class A Stadium-affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Texas, United States. The station is owned by HC2 Holdings.


The station was built and signed on by local Austin businessman Juan Wheeler Jr., and was at first an independent station, affiliated with the Telemundo network. K65GB was financed by funds from KVAW, the Wheeler-owned Telemundo station in Eagle Pass.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[4]
19.1 480i 4:3 Stadium Stadium
19.2 16:9 Comet Comet
19.3 Charge Charge!
19.4 Bounce Bounce TV
19.5 4:3 This TV This TV
19.6 SBN SonLife
19.7 16:9 HSN HSN
19.8 480i 4:3 IND Spanish Independent


  1. ^ Hight, Bruce (July 27, 1995). "Low-power TV station to offer Spanish programming". Austin American-Statesman. p. D1, D7. Retrieved January 26, 2023 – via
  2. ^ "Hispanic music TV station launches in Austin". Austin Business Journal. July 30, 2001. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
  3. ^ Higgins, John M. (April 2, 2006). "MTV Makes Bilingual Music". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved August 8, 2007.
  4. ^ KGBS-CD Digital Subchannels from Rabbitears