Cowles California Media Company owns and operates television stations as well as websites in California s Central Coast region. Situated in Salinas, Calif., the company is a division of The Cowles Company. It operates KCOY-TV, KKFX -TV, KION-TV, KCBA-TV and NION-TV. In addition, it operates a number of news, information and sales websites, such as KIONRightNow.com, KIONQuestions.com, CentralCoastDeals.com, CentralCoastNow.com, etc. The Cowles Company operates the Inland Empire Paper Company in the television, real estate, insurance and financial services sectors.