Sainte Partners II, L.P.
(also known as Sainte Television Group
) is a broadcast company based in Modesto, California
. The company's founder was country-western performer Chester Smith and the current chief executive officer is Robert Castro. They own several television stations throughout California and southern Oregon. In Chico, they are affiliated with both FOX networks FOX
and all the Spanish-language networks. In Eureka, they are affiiliated with all the major broadcast networks except for ABC
, a satellite of KRCR-TV
and a locally-owned NBC
affiliate. The other remaining networks are a Telemundo affiliate in Sacramento and two stations in Medford, OR.
Sainte Television Group, Chico
Eureka Television Group
- KVIQ CBS 6 (Eureka) Owned by Raul Broadcasting and operated by Sainte
- KUVU Channel 9 / "Eureka's CW" (Eureka)
- K52FK Telemundo 20 (Eureka) Coming Soon
- KBVU FOX 29 (Eureka)
- KEMY KEMY 33 / My Network TV (Eureka)
- KEUV Univision 31 (Eureka)
Other Sainte owned television stations
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
at age 78. He is survived by his wife Ann and his children.