The word "APP" after the airport code

I was flying fro Ontario to San Diego yesterday on TS1 when I spotted multiple airports with the airport code (ex: KSAN) and then the word “APP” afterwords. I checked the airport info and there were either departures, center, and approach from the same person at different airports. What is that supposed to mean?

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You basically answered your own question.

APP next to the airport name signifies that there is an active radar frequency controller (approach, departure, center) and not a tower or ground frequency controller. :)

Pretty much it means the App is running Tower And Ground So tower and ground are unicom but there is someone running Approach/Departure/Center

Dang it @Nathan you beat me to it haa

Same… @nathan 's got the right answer