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KUPB
KUPB-TV UNIVISION 18.png
Midland/Odessa, Texas
Slogan Siempre Contigo
Channels Digital: 18 (UHF)
Affiliations Univision
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air date May 14, 2001
Call letters’ meaning Univision Permian Basin
Sister station(s) KEUS-LP, KANG-CA
Former channel number(s) Analog:
18 (UHF, 2001-2009)
Transmitter Power 1000 kW
Height 281 m
Facility ID 86263
Transmitter Coordinates 31°50′19″N 102°31′59″W / 31.83861°N 102.53306°W / 31.83861; -102.53306
Website KUPB-TV Website

KUPB is a Spanish-language television station in Midland/Odessa, Texas, broadcasting locally on channel 18 as an affiliate of Univisión. Founded July 31, 1998, the station is owned by Entravision. The station currently holds a construction permit to begin digital operations on channel 18, replacing their existing analog channel.

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Local News

Noticias 18 was launched on November 5, 2007 to provide news for the viewers in the Permian Basin (North America). KUPB previously was airing 2 minute newsbriefs since August 2003. On October 13, 2008, the name of the newscast was changed to Noticias Oeste de Texas

Personalities

Current On-Air Talent

  • Jose Antonio Pesqueira: Anchor/News Director
  • Aldo Acosta: Weather Anchor
  • Diana Marquez: Sports Anchor
  • Viviana Solis: Reporter
  • Joe Maida: La Tercera Edad


Past Talent

  • Jose Luis Rodriguez: Noti-Breves 18 Anchor
  • Gabriela Natale: Noti-Breves 18 Anchor/Que Pasa Oeste de Texas Anchor
  • Maria Chavez: Noti-Breves 18 Anchor/Que Pasa Oeste de Texas Anchor
  • Perla Carrillo: Que Pasa Oeste de Texas Anchor
  • Laly Marquez: Weather Anchor
  • Rogelio Ramirez: News Director / Main Anchor and

Reporter 5pm & 10pm

  • Claudia Lopez: Fill-In Anchor/Reporter
  • Rina Gonzales: Estrenos de Hollywood/Reporter

Digital television

Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997 [1], the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station. Instead, on June 12, 2009, which was the end of the digital TV conversion period for full-service stations, KUPB turned off its analog signal and turn on its digital signal (called a "flash-cut"). The flash cut occurred at 9:00am central daylight savings time. KUPB was off-air for 3 minutes.

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