The station signed on February 8, 1962, as KACB-TV, a satellite of Abilene's KRBC-TV. Originally owned by the Ackers family, the stations were sold to Sunrise Television in 1998. Sunrise relaunched KACB as the third full-fledged station in the San Angelo market, with its own news department, local advertising, and programming line-up, on October 1. In 2002, Sunrise merged with LIN TV; the following year, LIN turned around and sold KACB and KRBC to Mission Broadcasting. On October 1, Mission renamed the station KSAN-TV.