KCSO Channel 19 (now KUVS-DT)
Modesto/Sacramento, California
Sign-Off and SSB recorded circa 1985

Page modified Thursday, 11 June 2020

This mid-1980s sign-off of Modesto/Sacramento's current Univision station features video of a KCSO van, satellite dish, microwave relay and transmitting towers and computer-generated animated station logo graphic. Interestingly, in spite of the station's Spanish-language programming format, the sign-off is in English only. The SSB, rendered here by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, utilizes stock film footage of the Statue of Liberty, U.S. Air Force jets and the Iwo Jima Memorial. The clip ends with thirty seconds of color bars listing KCSO's studio-transmitter link (STL) and inter-city relay (ICR).

Channel 19 began in 1966 as KLOC-TV, a typical independent UHF station of the time. In 1967 it was an affiliate of the very short-lived Overmyer/United Network (which ran for a mere thirty-one days). During the 1970s and 1980s, KLOC/KCSO was running English-speaking religious programs during the morning and early afternoon, and programming of the Spanish International Network (SIN), which took the name Univision in 1986. Univision itself purchased Channel 19 in 1997 and changed the call letters to the current KUVS. The station's former call letters are now used by a low-power station in Chico/Redding CA, KCSO-LP Channel 33.

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