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.In 2011, KFMB Stations launched MeTV (Memorable Entertainment Television) over the air on channel 8.2 and on cable television in San Diego. MeTV is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and features a wide range of classic television.
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.
On the radio side, KFMB-AM (AM 760 KFMB) provides entertainment, news and both local and national talk shows. KFMB-FM its current format 100.7 KFM-BFM on January 4, 2016. The DSC Show, San Diego’s top rated morning show, is the morning drive programming on 100.7 KFM-BFM.
CBS 8, 100.7 KFM-BFM, and AM 760 KFMB broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
KFMB is heavily involved in the San Diego community. This involvement includes special station projects such as Adopt 8 as well as promotions, fundraisers, charitable events and public service announcements.