|Slogan||Al Norte de California|
|Channels||Digital: 27.1 (UHF)|
Sinclair Broadcast Group|
(Sinclair-California Licensee, LLC)
|Call letters' meaning||
|Transmitter power||60 kW|
KUCO-LP channel 27 (identified on-air as KUCO-TV) is a local Univision Spanish-language affiliate based in Chico, California in the United States. It was the first Spanish-language station to go on air north of Sacramento. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, also the owner of local ABC affiliate KRCR-TV. Programming is repeated on K46HI-D in Redding.
KUCO was founded by country-western singer Chester Smith's broadcast company Sainte Partners II, L.P. and first hit the air in 1998 to help bring Spanish-language television to the growing Spanish-speaking population in Northern California. It was the first Spanish-language station to air in the Chico/Redding market. It would soon be joined by Telemundo affiliate KXVU-LP and UniMás affiliate KKTF-LP, both also founded by Smith's company.
On an unknown date in either 2016 or 2017, KUCO conducted an unauthorized test of the EAS. However, the message read that the activation was for an Emergency Action Notification. It is unknown if any panic from residents followed.
- Spanish EAS? - YouTube (uploaded May 24, 2017)
- "Sinclair Buying Bonten Stations For $240M". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
- SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE BONTEN MEDIA GROUP TV STATIONS - Sinclair Broadcast Group
- Consummation Notice, CDBS Public Access, Federal Communications Commission, Retrieved 6 September 2017.
- Univision 27 Website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KUCO
- Query the FCC's TV station database for K46HI-D
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