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), now owned by Serestar Communications Corporation
- KFBI-LD My 48 My Network TV, This TV 48.2 (Medford), now owned by Northwest Broadcasting
- KMCW-LP Telemundo 14 (Medford), now owned by Northwest Broadcasting
- KVIQ CBS 17 (Eureka), now owned by Northwest Broadcasting
- KCVU Fox 20 (Chico) & KBVU Fox 28 (Eureka), now owned by Cunningham Broadcasting, operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group
- MyTV Northern California (Chico/Eureka), now owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
- KUCO-LP Univision 27 (Chico), now owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
- KXVU-LD Telemundo 17 (Chico), now owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
- KKTF-LD Telefutura 30 (Chico), now owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
- KUVU-LP CW (Eureka) (Now KECA-LD), now owned by Sinclair Broadcast 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 Archived 2009-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. (The Sacramento Bee: August 11, 2008)
- TV station owner Chester Smith dies (Chico Enterprise Record: August 11, 2008)