KION is a full service television station in Salinas/Monterey, California, broadcasting on local digital UHF channel 32. Founded in 1969, it is owned by Cowles Publishing Company. KION is affiliated with ABC (American Broadcasting Company), airing ABC's primetime shows in the evening. In the morning, the station airs ABC's morning
news and information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs ABC's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows ABC's national news broadcast and Central Coast News. After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC's late-night programming. KION also airs local sports broadcasts.