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Midland/Odessa, Texas
United States
City 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; 15 years ago (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 moved to digital broadcasting on June 12, 2009 at 9:00 a!, "flash-cutting" to digital channel 18 after a temporary (3 minutes) signal outage. (KUPB was granted a construction permit after the Federal Communications Commission finalized the digital television 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 it removed ZUUS Latino and switched 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

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KUPB shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 18, on June 12, 2009, and "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation UHF channel 18.[2]

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 had been airing two-minute newsbriefs since August 2003. On October 13, 2008, the name of the newscast was changed to Noticias Oeste de Texas.

On-air news staff[edit]

  • News Anchors

Hector Urrutia

Viri Solano

  • Weather Anchor

Aldo Acosta

  • Sports Anchor

Cesar Contreras

Harry Ruiz

  • Reporters

Adolfo Muñiz

Luis Gerardo Garcia


External links[edit]