KTGM signed on the air in 1987 as a ABC/Fox/CBS affiliate, broadcasting on NTSC analog channel 14. It dropped the Fox and CBS affiliations by the end of the 1990s, shifting its focus to ABC programming. Between 2002 and 2005, KTGM also carried WB programming (previously carried by KUAM-LP).
KTGM was previously located on the third floor of the Atlantica Building at 692 North Marine Drive in Upper Tumon (Municipality of Tamuning). Due to the building's ownership issues, KTGM moved to a commercial building on Route 16 (now known as Army Drive) in Barrigada Heights in 2003. In 2009 Sorensen moved the station's facilities, along with its sister stations, from Barrigada Heights to Hagåtña.
Originally owned and operated by Island Broadcasting, Inc., KTGM was purchased by Sorensen Media Group (then owner of five radio stations on Guam and Saipan, and now additionally three TV stations) in 2005. Soon after, it moved its cable channel position from 14 to 7, hence the current station branding.
In 2008 KTGM apparently had its DTV construction permit expire, and was waiting for the FCC to reinstate it, which it did later that year. On February 18, 2009 KTGM officially signed off its analog channel at 2PM Chamorro Standard Time (6PM HST / 11PM EST on February 17, 2009) and switched on its ATSC digital channel 14.
In 2001, the station also launched a repeater, KPPI-LP, in Garapan, Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, on VHF 7. The station started off as K07XG (November 19, 2001-December 17, 2004), before gaining the callsign of KPPI-LP (December 17, 2004-March 28, 2005). It was deleted for three days (as DKPPI-LP, from March 28 to March 31, 2005), before being reinstated as KPPI-LP on March 31, 2005. The station currently as a construction permit to flash-cut to digital as KPPI-LD on VHF 7.
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