|San Antonio, Texas|
|Channels||Digital: 41 (UHF)
Virtual: 41 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||41.1 Univision HD|
|Owner||Univision Communications, Inc.
(KWEX License Partnership, LP)
|First air date||June 10, 1955|
|Call letters' meaning||Disambiguation of sister station KMEX, M replaced with W|
|Former callsigns||KCOR-TV (1955-1961)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
41 (UHF, 1955-2009)
39 (UHF, until 2009)
|Former affiliations||Spanish independent (1955-1962)
|Transmitter power||580 kW|
KWEX-DT, channel 41, is the local Univision owned and operated station in San Antonio, Texas. It has studios located in the Southtown portion of downtown San Antonio, and its transmitter is based outside Elmendorf, Texas.
The station is the first commercially based Spanish-language television station in the United States, and considered the founding station of the entire Univision network.
KWEX-TV began as KCOR-TV in 1955, named after its radio sister station, which itself was named for Raoul CORtez, the owner and pioneer of the first full-time Spanish-language radio and television stations in the United States by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). KWEX-TV was also the first UHF channel in south Texas.
In 1961, after years of losing money with KCOR-TV, Cortez sold the station to Emilio Nicolas (his son-in-law), Renold Anselmo, Emilio Azcarraga Vidaurreta, Julian Kaufman, and Frank Fouce. Since the station's beginnings, Nicolas had worked side by side with Cortez, not only running the station, but producing many of its variety shows. Nicolas made the station a financial success and in 1962 Nicolas and his partners built their second station in Los Angeles, KMEX-TV channel 34. Thus the first Spanish-language television network began to form.
- Noticias 41 Univision a las 5 p.m. - 5–5:30 p.m.
- Noticias 41 Univision Solo a las Diez - 10–10:30 p.m.
- 'Noticias 41 Univision Fin de Semana a las 5 p.m. - 5–5:30 p.m.
- Noticias 41 Univision Fin de Semana a las Diez - 10–10:30 p.m.
- Brenda Jimenez - weeknights at 5 p.m.; also reporter
- Arantxa Loizaga - weeknights at 10 p.m.; also reporter
- Anabel Monge - weekends at 5 and 10 p.m.; also weeknight reporter
- Jorge Nuñez - weeknights at 5 and 10 p.m.; also reporter
- Keyhla Calderon Lugo - lead weather anchor; weeknights at 5 and 10 p.m., also reporter
- Alban Zamora - meteorologist; weekends at 5 and 10 p.m., also reporter
- Rafael Carderera - sports anchor; nightly at 5 and 10 p.m.
- Antonio Guillen - general assignment reporter
- Monica Navarro - health reporter
- Univision 41 website
- Brief history
- History of the Spanish International Network
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KWEX-DT
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KWEX-TV