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Midland/Odessa, Texas
United States
City of license Midland, Texas
Branding Univision 18
Slogan Siempre Contigo ("Yours Always")
Channels Digital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 18 (PSIP)
Subchannels 18.1 Univision
18.2 LATV
Affiliations Univision
Owner Entravision Communications Corporation
(Entravision Holdings, LLC)
First air date May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)
Call letters' meaning Univision Permian Basin
Sister station(s) KANG-LP, KEUS-LD
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
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.univision18.com

KUPB is a Spanish-language television station in the Midland/Odessa, Texas area owned by Entravision and affiliated with Univisión. The station commenced broadcasting on analog channel 18 on July 31, 1998. KUPB would move to digital broadcasting on June 12, 2009 at 9:00 AM, "flash-cutting" to digital channel 18 after a temporary (3 minutes) signal outage. (KUPB was granted a construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997;[1] as a result, the station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station.) KUPB moved to high definition (1080p) at 10 AM on May 3, 2010.

In 2013, KUPB added a secondary station, KUPB DT2, and began airing ZUUS Latino on 18.2. In 2014 they would remove ZUUS Latino and switch it with LATV.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
18.1 1080i 16:9 KUPB-DT Main KUPB programming / Univision
18.2 480i 4:3 LATV

News operation[edit]

KUPB's logo prior to January 1, 2013

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


Current On-Air Talent

Anchor/News Director Nahum Sotelo
  • Weather Anchor
  • Sports Anchor
  • Reporter Joel Flores, Danny Barrera, Priscilla Cabral-Perez, Adolfo Muñiz


External links[edit]