Sainte Partners II, L.P.
Sainte Partners II, L.P. (also known as Sainte Television Group) was a broadcast company based in Modesto, California. The company's founder was country-western performer Chester Smith and his wife Naomi.
Stations previously owned by Sainte
- KCSO-LD Telemundo 33 (Sacramento), sold to Serestar Communications Corporation
- KFBI-LD My 48 My Network TV, This TV 48.2 (Medford), sold to Northwest Broadcasting
- KMCW-LP Telemundo 14 (Medford), sold to Northwest Broadcasting
- KVIQ CBS 17 (Eureka), sold to Frontier Radio Management
- KCVU FOX 20 (Chico) & KBVU FOX 28 (Eureka), sold to Bonten Media Group and Esteem Broadcasting
- MyTV Northern California (Chico/Eureka), sold to Bonten Media Group
- KUCO-LP Univision 27 (Chico), sold to Bonten Media Group
- KXVU-LP Telemundo 17 (Chico), sold to Bonten Media Group, resold shortly afterward to K4 Media Holdings
- KKTF-LD Telefutura 30 (Chico), sold to Bonten Media Group
- KUVU-LP CW (Eureka) (Now KECA-LD), sold to Bonten Media Group
Death of Chester Smith
The Sacramento Bee and Chico Enterprise Record have both reported that Chester Smith, founder of Sainte Partners, died on August 8, 2008, at Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto, California at age 78. He is survived by his second wife Ann and three daughters.
- Obituary: Chester Smith, Modesto-area country music singer and radio broadcaster (The Sacramento Bee: August 11, 2008)
- TV station owner Chester Smith dies (Chico Enterprise Record: August 11, 2008)