KION-TV is a full-power television station in Salinas, California, broadcasting on digital channel 32 as a CBS affiliate. The stations continues to use UHF channel 46 as its virtual channel through the use of PSIP. KION-TV shows local news, weather, and sports programming, as well as syndicated and community-affair programs. Owned by Cowles California Media Company, a subsidiary of the Spokane, Washington-based Cowles Publishing Company, the station is sister to low-powered Telemundo affiliate KMUV-LP and full-service Fox affiliate KCBA. The latter is owned by Seal Rock Broadcasters but operated by Cowles through a shared services agreement.
KION can be seen on channel 5 on most cable systems. While most transmitters for the Monterey Peninsula is located on Fremont Peak, KION's transmitter is currently located on Mount Toro, about 10 miles south of Salinas.