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1948–195? 195?–196? 196?–196? 196?–1970 1970–1974
1948–195? 195?–196? 196?–196? 196?–1970 1970–1974
1974–1983 1983–1994 1994–2003 2003–2010 2010–present
1974–1983 1983–1994 1994–2003 2003–2010 2010–present

1948–195?

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Originally signed on the air on November 29, 1948 as a primary NBC affiliate on VHF channel 4, it was the first television station in New Mexico, owned by Albuquerque Journal owner and publisher Tom Pepperday, who also owned the AM radio station of the same name (770 AM, now KKOB). Later, in May 1952, the KOB stations were purchased by magazine publisher Time-Life (later Time Inc.) and former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Wayne Coy. It was Time-Life's first television asset. In 1953, two new TV stations signed on within a week—KGGM-TV (channel 13, now KRQE), which affiliated with CBS, followed by KOAT-TV, which took ABC; DuMont shut down in 1956. Stanley E. Hubbard, founder of Hubbard Broadcasting, bought KOB-AM-TV from Time-Life in 1957, and his heirs have owned the station since. KOB's radio cousins were sold off in 1986 and are now known as KKOB and KOBQ.

195?–196?

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196?–196?

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196?–1970

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1970–1974

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1974–1994

1974–1983

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1983–1994

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1994–2003

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The "4" is similar to those used by KCNC-TV in Denver until 2003, KNBC in Los Angeles, WNBC in New York City, WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., and WTVJ in Miami–Fort Lauderdale until 1995, all owned-and-operated by NBC at the time.

2003–2010

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Although the KOB radio stations had long amended their callsigns, KOB-TV did not drop the "-TV" suffix until June 13, 2009, when the FCC allowed a limited opportunity for stations to change their suffixes (adding "-TV" or "-DT") or drop them in the wake of the digital transition that was completed the previous day.

2010–present

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