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WTNC-LD


Channels
BrandingUniMás Raleigh
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
Owner
WUVC-DT
History
FoundedMarch 7, 1995
First air date
January 9, 1997; 27 years ago (1997-01-09)
Former call signs
  • W59CR (1997)
  • WIWW-LP (1997–2003)
  • WTNC-LP (2003–2010)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 59 (UHF, 1997–1998), 26 (UHF, 1998–2010)
  • Digital: 19 (UHF, 2010–2020)
Call sign meaning
Telefutura North Carolina
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID70112
ClassLD
ERP3 kW
HAAT107.7 m (353 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36°3′33.3″N 78°57′10.2″W / 36.059250°N 78.952833°W / 36.059250; -78.952833
Translator(s)WUVC-DT 40.2 Fayetteville
Links
Public license information
LMS

WTNC-LD (channel 26) is a low-power television station licensed to Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, broadcasting the Spanish-language UniMás network to the Research Triangle region. It is owned and operated by TelevisaUnivision alongside Fayetteville-licensed Univision station WUVC-DT (channel 40). The two stations share studios on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh; WTNC-LD's transmitter is located on Rose of Sharon Road in Durham.

Although WTNC-LD identifies as a separate station in its own right, it is officially licensed as a translator of WUVC-DT. In addition to its own digital signal, WTNC-LD is simulcast in high definition on WUVC-DT's second digital subchannel (40.2) from a transmitter northeast of Broadway, North Carolina. WUVC-DT, in turn, is simulcast on WTNC-LD's second digital subchannel.

History

Former logo (2002-2013)

The station originally signed on in early 1997 as W59CR from a tower near the corner of NC 98 and US 70 By-Pass in East Durham. Broadcasting then on channel 59, the station rebroadcast WACN-LP (channel 34) from Apex, a Christian TV station. The call letters changed to WIWW-LP in late 1997.

When WUNC-TV needed UHF channel 59 for digital, WIWW vacated the channel for UHF 26 on the WNCU tower off Rose of Sharon Road in northwest Durham. It was home shopping for a while, then dark, then Telefutura (now UniMás).

In 2007, WTNC began simulcasting as a digital subchannel of sister station WUVC-TV in Fayetteville and other southern regions of the viewing area. In 2010, WTNC switched to digital broadcasting.

Subchannels

The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WTNC-LD[2]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
26.1 720p 16:9 UNIMAS UniMás
26.2 WUVC-DT Univision (WUVC-DT)
26.3 480i BOUNCE Bounce TV
26.4 getTV GetTV
26.5 LAFF Laff
26.6 Quest Quest
26.7 NVSN Nuestra Visión (soon)
  Simulcast of subchannels of another station

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WTNC-LD". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for WTNC