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|City of license||Modesto, California|
|Branding||Univision 19 (general)
Noticias 19 (newscasts)
|Channels||Digital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 19 (PSIP)
|Owner||Univision Communications, Inc.
(KUVS License Partnership, GP)
|First air date||August 15, 1966|
|Call letters' meaning||UniVision Sacramento|
|Former callsigns||KLOC-TV (1966-1981)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
19 (UHF, 1966-2009)
|Former affiliations||English independent (1966-1970s)
|Transmitter power||500 kW|
KUVS-DT, virtual channel 19 (digital channel 18), is the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California owned and operated station of the Spanish-language Univision television network. The station is licensed to Modesto, California on UHF digital channel 18, as per the station's founding. Its call letters stand for "UniVision Sacramento".
KUVS signed on the air on August 15, 1966 as KLOC-TV. The station was founded by country and western performer Chester Smith, who also owned KLOC radio (920 AM, now KVIN) in Ceres, California. His company, Sainte Partners II, L.P. presently owns KCSO-LP in Sacramento as well as stations in Chico/Redding, Eureka, Salinas/Monterey/Santa Cruz and Medford, Oregon.
Initially, KLOC was a general entertainment station, and was one of the handful of stations that carried the one month of programming from the United Network in May, 1967. About a year after its sign on, the syndicators providing KLOC's programming raised their prices to that of a Sacramento-licensed station (they had been paying the lower prices of an unrated market), and Smith resorted to simulcasting the co-owned radio station in the daytime, including a camera in the radio studio to show the disc jockey when he was talking, and Spanish-language telenovelas in the evening, when the radio station signed off.
By the 1970s, the radio simulcast was ended and KLOC-TV's broadcast day was split into two parts, the morning portion devoted to English-language religious programming, the rest of the day (from approximately 2:00pm to sign-off) to Spanish-language programming as one of the original affiliates of SIN (the Spanish International Network), carrying the afternoon and evening schedule of KMEX from Los Angeles via a live microwave feed, as did KDTV in the Bay Area. SIN would later be renamed Univision. In the 1980s, the station call letters were changed to KCSO (for "Chester Smith Organization").
In the late 1990s, the station was sold to Univision and became an O&O of that network (Smith had accepted stock in SIN as part of the agreement to be an original affiliate), and currently airs all of its programming in Spanish as Univision 19. After the ownership change, the studios were moved from Modesto to Sacramento, and the call letters changed to KUVS.
Newscasts and other local programming 
In addition to its local newscast, KUVS-DT also produces two locally-produced programs that air Saturday mornings between 11 a.m. and noon. Voz Y Voto is a political roundtable program that specializes in interviewing local, state and national leaders on issues of political, economic and national policy. These shows help fulfill the obligations of this station to provide a public service to the community from a Sacramento capital perspective. Past guests have included Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, his 2006 challenger Phil Angelides and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Voz Y Voto is syndicated to other local California stations like KMEX 34. Rosa Maria Villalpando and Armando Botello first hosted this program in 2000 when it was taped out of Los Angeles. When the station decided to move the show to Sacramento, Xochitl Arellano replaced Villalpando and added Arnoldo Torres.
- Noticias 19: A Primera Hora - 5–6 a.m.
- Noticias 19 A Las Seis - 6–6:30 p.m.
- Noticias 19 A Las Once - 11–11:35 p.m.
- Noticias 19 Fin de Semana - 6-6:30 p.m.
- Noticias 19 Fin de Semana - 6–6:30 p.m.
- Noticias 19 Fin de Semana - 11–11:15 p.m.
News team 
- Maribel López - weekday mornings Noticias 19: A Primera Hora
- Martha Minjárez - weekends at 6 and 11 p.m.
- Gustavo Ortiz - weekday mornings Noticias 19: A Primera Hora
- Jairo Díaz-Pedraza - weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.
- Pamela Díaz- Noticias 19"
- Sergio Flores - 'Noticias 19"
- Alejandra Quezada-Crowder - 'Noticias 19"
- Guillermo Quiroz - lead meteorogist; weeknights at 6 and 11 p.m.
- Viviana Páez - weather anchor; weekday mornings Noticias 19: A Primera Hora
Voz Y Voto (public affairs program)
- Santiago Lucero - moderator
- Tony Martinez - producer
- Ricardo Sigala - executive producer
Despierta Sacramento (entertainment program) Monday -Friday / 7:24am / 8:24am / 9:24am
- Sandra Salazar - host
- Ricardo Sigala - executive producer
Station personnel 
- Steve Stuck - general manager
- Pablo Iacub - news director
- Ricardo Sigala - creative services director
- Carolina Rojas-Gore - community affairs director
- Bob Fitzhugh - chief engineer
- Univision 19 website
- Voz y Voto
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KUVS
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KUVS-DT