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Channel 12 Santa Maria Live

KCOY News logoKCOY News is a CBS-affiliate US TV broadcaster operating at Virtual CH 12. Being licensed to Santa Maria, the channel serves the entire Central Coast of California. KCOY-TV is possessed by VistaWest Media and operated by News-Press & Gazette Company under SSA (Shared Service Agreement). Thus, it makes KCOY 12 News a sibling network to KEYT-TV CH 3 and KKFX-CD CH 24. The network offers Breaking news, Central Coast Local News, weather coverage, sports, politics, health news, informative content, and entertainment. Furthermore, KCOY 12 also features business matters, House & Home, traffic updates, technological information, community events, and more.

Viewers can tune into the station on different cable service providers at CH 12 via KCOY live stream. CBS Santa Maria uses the branding News Channel 12 for the news operations. Channel 12 Santa Maria shares its studio location with KKFX-CD at West McCoy Lane and Sky Dive on the northern side of Santa Maria Public Airpot, where it airs KCOY live stream to the entire region. However, the CBS Santa Maria antenna is installed on the east side of Santa Maria inside the Los Padres National Forest atop Tepusquet Peak. Meanwhile, viewers can also find the channel’s services over the translators KSBB-CD CH 17 in Santa Barbara and K44DN CH 44 in Paso Robles.

KCOY News Live Streaming

Catch the HD service of KCOY News Santa Maria live stream here. It doesn’t matter wherever you are in the world; with a single click, you can get access to Santa Maria’s current affairs, weather coverage, and traffic reports. Load the KCOY live stream below and enjoy the station’s all day long, without any interruption, live streaming service.

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KCOY Live Stream Schedule

Get the live stream schedule for KCOY News here below.

Sr. WeekdaysSaturdaysSundays
1.5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
2.6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.--
3.11:00 p.m. - 11:35 p.m.--

Shows to Enjoy on KCOY News

CBS Santa Maria delivers central coast local news, weather updates, live sports, political discussions, live interviewers, contests, game shows, and more. Tune into CH 12 on your TV set and enjoy all these programs via KCOY live stream. The audience can take a look at the KCOY’s vast TV schedule filled with mixed varieties of shows, including CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley, Entertainment Tonight Weekend, This Week in Agribusiness, Manhunt: Deadly Games, Two and a Half Men, Judge Judy, NCIS: Los Angeles and others.

Manhunt: Deadly Games TV Series

Manhunt: Deadly Games is among the few TV series that are broadcasted on KCOY News. It is a US crime anthology Television series created by Tony Gittelson, Jim Clemente, and Andrew Sodroski. The series Manhunt: Deadly Games follows an idea of taking a sneak peek into the wicked, deviant minds of terrorists while admiring the brave souls who pursue them. The series Manhunt: Deadly Games features one of the biggest and most complicated manhunts in America, including the hunt for the Atlanta Olympic Park Bomber from 1996. The show aired its first episode on 1 August 2017 on Discovery Channel.

Manhunt Deadly Games TV Series
Manhunt Deadly Games TV Series | Credits: official website

On 17 July 2018, there rumors emerged that Charter Communications is looking forward to negotiating with the TV show’s producers to premier the drama series (now termed as an Anthology series) for two seasons. They came on terms to broadcast the series on their Spectrum Cable network for two seasons. It still telecasts on Spectrum service via KCOY live stream.

Comprehensive List of TV Shows by KCOY

Following list depicts the entire number of shows airing on KCOY News in the form of a table. Watch the exclusive TV shows over the smartphone with KCOY live stream.

CBS Weekend News Two and a Half Men NCIS: Los Angeles KCOY NewsChannel 12
60 minutes Judge Judy NCIS: New Orleans CBS Morning News
Face the Nation CBS Overnight News Dr. Phil The Price is Right
The Bold and the Beautiful Hope in the Wild The Young and the Restless The Doctors
Let’s Make a Deal The Talk KCOY Morning News Inside Edition
Bobs Hearts Abishola The Neighborhood Entertainment Tonight Bull
All Rise The Late Late Show with James Corden Pet Vet Dream Team The Late Show with Steven Colbert
THE FBI Declassified NCIS All in with Laila Ali The Amazing Race
SWAT young Sheldon Mom Star Trek: Discovery
Mom Masters Highlights Undercover Boss MacGyver
Blue Bloods Mission Unstoppable Lucky Dog The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation
College Football: The Drive to Atlanta Modern Family 48 Hours The Week in AgriBusiness

About KCOY News

KCOY News first initiated operations on 16 March 1964. The channel may would have never established if FCC wouldn’t allow a move to change KFRE-TV’s CH number from 12 to 30 due to the pressure from Central Coast’s politicians. Beth Farnsworth and Dave Alley are the prominent faces in KCOY News Team.

Because of that decision, KCOY-TV got a chance to hit the waves in Santa Maria at CH 12. It originally took affiliation from the NBC network while sharing the CBS affiliation (as secondary affiliate-partners) with KEYT. KCOY 12 worked under the possession of Central Coast Broadcasters for more than 12 years. It acquired the station from the original owners, who were on the verge of bankruptcy. In 1969, KCOY News decided to shift its affiliation from NBC to CBS (the current primary affiliate).

KKFX Fox 11 live coverage studio
KKFX Fox 11 live coverage studio | Courtesy: Facebook page

KCOY News Ownership History:

KCOY Santa Maria went under the ownership of Stauffer Communications in the early 1980s. Later, in 1995, Stauffer decided to merge its assets into Morris Communications. The deal didn’t go so well for Morris, as FCC didn’t allow the company to keep the former Stauffer TV channel KCOY 12. Following that, Morris decided to sell CBS Santa Maria to Benedek Broadcasting in 1996, together with its siblings. After keeping it for three years, in 1995, Benedek traded KCOY News with Ackerley Group in exchange for KKTV Colorado. In 2002, Clear Channel communication- currently known as iHeartMedia– purchased Ackerley Group.

Elex Michaelson and Christine Devine
Elex Michaelson and Christine Devine | Credits: official website

Eventually, KCOY News ended up in the hands of VistaWest Media on 26 December 2013, while News-Press & Gazette Company would operate it under a shared service agreement.

Tel: 805-882-3930
Tower Location: KCOY 12
Brand Name: Tepusquet Peak in the Los Padres National Forest east of Santa Maria

Coverage Map

KCOY News coverage map
KCOY News coverage map | Source:
Trevelyan Cosmo
Trevelyan Cosmo
A professional writer since 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Trevelyan Cosmo ran the creative writing department for the major News Channels until 2019. He then worked as a Senior content writer with, including national newspapers, magazines, and online work. He specializes in economics and broadcasting communications.

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