WKAQ-TV

WKAQ-TV, virtual channel 2 (UHF digital channel 28), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal. WKAQ-TV's studios are located on Roosevelt Avenue in San Juan, and its transmitter is located near the Bosque Estatal de Carite mountain reserve.

WKAQ-TV operates a semi-satellite, WORA-TV (channel 5) in Mayagüez, which re-broadcasts over 95% of WKAQ-TV's programming under an affiliation agreement for the western region of Puerto Rico. The station formerly operated WOLE-TV (channel 12) in Aguadilla as another satellite station. WKAQ-TV also has three low-power translator facilities: W09AT-D in Fajardo, W28EH-D in Adjuntas and W28EQ-D in Utuado.

WKAQ-TV
Telemundo Puerto Rico

WKAQ-DT3 Logo
San Juan, Puerto Rico
BrandingTelemundo (general)
Telemundo Puerto Rico (website)
Telenoticias (newscasts)
Punto 2 (on DT2)
NBC Puerto Rico (on DT3)
SloganTu canal, siempre
(Your Channel, Always)
ChannelsDigital: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
TranslatorsWORA-TV 5.1 Mayagüez
W09AT-D 9 Fajardo
W28EH-D 28 Adjuntas
W28EQ-D 28 Utuado
Affiliations2.1: Telemundo (O&O) (1987–present)
2.2: Punto 2
2.3: NBC (WNBC simulcast)
OwnerNBCUniversal
(Telemundo of Puerto Rico)
First air dateMarch 28, 1954
Call letters' meaningNamed after former sister station WKAQ (AM)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
2 (VHF, 1954–2009)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1954–1986)
NetSpan (1986–1987)
Transmitter power925 kW (main)
500 kW (auxiliary)
Height854 m (2,802 ft)
Facility ID64983
Transmitter coordinates18°6′47.5″N 66°3′9.3″W / 18.113194°N 66.052583°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.telemundopr.com

History

WKAQ-TV first signed on March 28, 1954 as the first television station in Puerto Rico. The station was founded by Ángel Ramos, founder of El Mundo (The World) and Puerto Rico's first licensed radio station,[1] WKAQ. Ramos wanted to maintain a consistent branding inter-proprietorially using the "mundo" theme, and decided to brand WKAQ-TV as Telemundo ("Tele-World"). Ramos had tried to obtain a television station license as early as the mid-1940s, but due to a licensing freeze for all new American television stations imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ramos had to wait until 1954. WKAQ began broadcasting in color in 1968.

During the station's history, WKAQ-TV battled fiercely with WAPA-TV to become the highest-rated in Puerto Rico, in great part due to influence from Ramón Rivero (better known as Diplo), the most famous and influential comedian of Puerto Rico, who was under an exclusive contract with Ángel Ramos, and who, in 1954 produced the first comedy/variety show for WKAQ-TV, La Taberna India, followed by La Farándula Corona.

During the 1970s and 1980s, WKAQ-TV (then branded as Telemundo Canal 2) was a major producer of Puerto Rican Spanish soap operas. The station was also known by its "fingers" logo, a bold number 2 with a left-handed silhouette raising two fingers, replacing the negative space within the "2" numeral, which was used from 1976 to 1992. During this time, it called itself "El canal de los dedos" ("The channel of the fingers").

WKAQ-TV has produced and broadcast recognized local shows such as El Show de las 12, La Gente Joven de Menudo, En Casa de Juanma y Wiwi, Los Kakucómicos, Teatrimundo, Musicomedia, El Show de Chucho, Telecine de la Noche con Manolo Urquiza, Noche de Gala, Estudio Alegre, La Pensión de Doña Tere, El Show de Nydia Caro, No te Duermas, Marcano El Show, Con lo que Cuenta este País, Videoteces, Súper Sábado, Fantástico, El Tío Nobel, Telecómicas, Al Grano con Zervigón, Ahora Podemos Hablar and Dame un Break. It also produced famous telenovelas such as El Hijo de Ángela María, Tomiko, Cristina Bazán, El Ídolo, Viernes Social, La Verdadera Eva, Rojo Verano, Modelos S.A., Coralito, and Tanairi. Professional Wrestling also aired as well such as the World Wrestling Council in the early 1980s, Americas Wrestling Federation in the early 1990s, International Wrestling Association (Puerto Rico) Impacto Total and Zona Caliente and WWF Shotgun Saturday Night and Metal (1998–2001).

When Telemundo spun-off in 1987, the station started branding itself as "Telemundo Puerto Rico" (before, WKAQ-TV had branded itself as either "Telemundo" or just "Canal 2"). Since then, WKAQ-TV has since then become one of Telemundo's flagship stations, as well as the recognized original "Telemundo". It has been highly criticized that because of the station's affiliation to the Telemundo network, locally produced programming has been traded for "enlatados", or foreign Spanish programming such as Mexican and Venezuelan telenovelas. To avoid this criticism, in 2006, WKAQ-TV aired the first Puerto Rican written and produced telenovela in 15 years: Dueña y Señora. To the general population, WKAQ-TV is still known simply as "Telemundo", and it is branded as such to this day.

In 2005, WKAQ-TV became a superstation when NBC Universal reformatted its entertainment-based subscription channel Telemundo Internacional into Telemundo Puerto Rico. The channel aired WKAQ-produced programs such as No te Duermas and TVO, as well as the station's news program, Telenoticias. Telemundo Puerto Rico was aimed at Puerto Ricans and other Caribbean communities living in the mainland United States. The superstation feed, however, was reverted to Telemundo Internacional in early 2008. On October 9, 2007, NBC Universal announced that they had put WKAQ-TV up for sale, following its acquisition of Oxygen Media. However, NBC Universal took the station off the market on December 21.

On August 25, 2008, WKAQ-TV, in co-production with the Telemundo network, launched the morning news and lifestyle show Levántate from its San Juan studios. The station also began to air a local teen drama series, Zona Y, which achieved success in the Puerto Rican teen market. On April 23, 2009, WKAQ-TV became the first commercial station in Puerto Rico to begin broadcasting its programming in high definition with its telecast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

On June 28, 2019, WKAQ-TV entered into an agreement with Hemisphere Media Group (owner of WAPA-TV, channel 4) to broadcast Telemundo on subchannels of WTIN-TV in Ponce and WNJX-TV in Mayagüez, after WORA-TV announced that it would disaffiliate from the network by December 31. Telemundo will rebroadcast the main signal on its 24 hour schedule, except on Sundays, if WAPA chooses, and its multicast channel Punto 2 on digital subchannels 2.1 and 2.2.

Liberty–NBCU carriage dispute

On April 4, 2019 at 6 p.m., NBCUniversal became involved in a retransmission consent dispute with Liberty, resulting in the removal of WKAQ-TV and NBCUniversal's cable networks from Liberty's Puerto Rico channel lineup. WKAQ and the NBCU cable networks were restored on April 7, after the two sides reached a new agreement.[2]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel PSIP short name Video Aspect Programming[3]
2.1 WKAQ-DT 1080i 16:9 Main WKAQ-TV programming / Telemundo
2.2 WKAQ .2 720p WKAQ-DT2 / Punto 2
2.3 NBC PR WKAQ-DT3 / NBC Puerto Rico (WNBC simulcast)[4][5]

Analog-to-digital conversion

WKAQ-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 2, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 28.[6] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 2.

News operation

WKAQ-TV currently broadcasts 16 hours of locally produced newscasts each week (with 3 hours each weekday except for Tuesdays with 2½ hours and 3 hours on weekends, 1½ hours each day). Telenoticias is the name of WKAQ-TV's newscasts created by Evelio Otero, its first news anchor and original announcer when Telemundo went on the air. Otero proposed the name to Ángel Ramos, who approved it on the spot. The newscast began in 1954 and it was the first local television program in Puerto Rico. In the 1960s, a renewed edition of Telenoticias began with different anchors.

For more than twenty years, Telenoticias only had two editions: an early evening newscast at 5 p.m. and a late evening newscast at 11 p.m. However, in 2002, a weekend edition was introduced, which (like its weekday counterparts) aired at 5 and 11 p.m. In 2003, the station debuted a weekday morning newscast called Telemundo por la Mañana with Charito Fraticelli, Silverio Pérez, Lourdes Collazo, Miguel Ramos and panel experts.

In the 1990s, Telenoticias used "Telemundo 1992 News Theme" as the main theme music for its newscasts; this was replaced later by "Telemundo News Theme." In 2005, the newscasts began to use the production theme "Raw Power" from Network Music. Currently, Telenoticias uses an original theme from Manolo Mongil.

In 2006, as part of the "NBC Universal 2.0" restructuring, WKAQ-TV laid off 60 to 80 staffers, including some Telenoticias anchors and reporters. In addition, the morning, midday and weekend editions of Telenoticias were cancelled. On January 8, 2007, Telenoticias debuted a new set, new graphics and new music. In September 2011, NBCUniversal announced that it would relaunch the 11 a.m. and weekend evening editions of Telenoticias in early 2012, as a condition by the FCC to approve the sale of a controlling stake in the company to Philadelphia-based cable provider and telecommunications company Comcast, requiring NBCUniversal's NBC and Telemundo owned-and-operated stations to increase the amount of locally produced programming. On May 29, 2014, just months after cancellation of Univision Puerto Rico's weekend newscast, WKAQ-TV announced it was going to bring back the weekend newscast. Then on May 31, a weekend newscast premiered, titled Telenoticias Fin de semana.[7]

Notable current on-air staff

Notable former on-air staff

Translator stations

WKAQ-TV can be seen across Puerto Rico on the following stations:

City of license Callsign Channel
Adjuntas W28EH-D 28.1
Fajardo W09AT-D 9.1
Mayagüez WORA-TV 5.1
Utuado W28EQ-D 28.1

Problems and possible Telemundo integration

Since the beginning of the Telemundo network, WKAQ had been operated semi-independently from the network. This allowed the station to continue to focus on local productions, with network programming utilized as filler. This had often led to Telemundo network programs not airing on the same timeframe as on the mainland, with telenovelas often falling months behind. However, years of declining ratings and local cancellations have led to unconfirmed rumors and speculation that WKAQ may become a standard Telemundo station, dropping all local programming except for Telenoticias.

WKAQ's problems began during the early 2000s, when its ratings declined significantly, mostly due to the entrance of Univision into the Puerto Rican market through WLII. Since then, local shows produced by WKAQ, such as El Gran Bejuco and Dame Un Break, that competed against Univision network offerings have slipped in the ratings, as viewers turned away from WKAQ in favor of Univision. As WKAQ's ratings continued to decline, the station began laying off staff, including Paquito Cordero, one of the most prominent producers on Puerto Rican television. His layoff led to the cancellation of El Show de las Doce, the oldest program in Puerto Rican television outside of local news programming. Many other local programs have also been canceled since then, replaced with Telemundo network programming.

Currently, WKAQ has very few non-news local programming remaining. The most recent local program to be canceled was No te Duermas, the second longest-running local program after El Show de las Doce. The few attempts made at new, locally produced programming have achieved little success, often being canceled after only a few months. Nevertheless, the station has recently become the leading station on the island in terms of viewership against WLII and WAPA, with its telenovela block dominating in the 7 to 10 p.m. time period. Additionally, since January 2009, WKAQ has aired Lost on weeknights at 10:00 p.m., leading that time slot. Also, Día a Día has seen an increase in viewership in its 11:00 a.m. time slot, and a local teen drama Zona Y has been a great success in the teen market in Puerto Rico.

WKAQ also regained the rights to the local Miss Universe pageant, after the Miss Universe organization dismissed Magali Febles as the owner to the franchise. The organization named Luisito Vigoreaux, Desiree Lowry, and Telemundo Puerto Rico in charge of the pageant. Telemundo kept some elemental concepts, but a more direct approach is gained. (The rights to Miss Universe Puerto Rico would be eventually lost to WAPA in April 2015.)[8]

On January 12, 2010, a new gossip show named Dando Candela began airing, with some members from WLII's former Anda Pal Cará section "El Avispero". Alexandra Fuentes, Saudi Rivera, Papo Brenes, and Harold Rosario, along with producer Soraya Sánchez, moved to Telemundo after being fired by Univision. In the premiere show, Pedro Juan Figueroa (formerly of Hector Marcano's Qué Suerte, and now at Lo Sé Todo from WAPA-TV) joined the show. It has had some controversy, but the program helped WKAQ compete with WAPA-TV's gossip show SuperXclusivo (featuring former Telemundo talent Kobbo Santarrosa and his puppet La Comay).

References

  1. ^ "Corporate Information". Telemundo.com. Archived from the original on January 23, 2009. Retrieved February 3, 2009.
  2. ^ Lafayette, Jon (April 8, 2019). "NBCU, Liberty Reach Pact to End Puerto Rico Blackout". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WKAQ
  4. ^ Por ahí viene... NBC Puerto Rico - Primera Hora ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  5. ^ En el 2014: Lo que trae NBC Puerto Rico - TVBoricuaUSA ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  6. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 29, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Telemundo Puerto Rico Launches weekend news
  8. ^ Jacobson, Adam (April 16, 2015). "Miss Universe Puerto Rico Heading to WAPA". Multichannel News. Retrieved December 10, 2018.

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Cayey, Puerto Rico

Cayey (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈʝei]) (official name Cayey de Muesas) is a mountain municipality in central Puerto Rico (U.S.) located on the Central Mountain range, north of Salinas and Guayama; south of Cidra and Caguas; east of Aibonito and Salinas; and west of San Lorenzo. Cayey is spread over 21 wards plus Cayey Pueblo (the downtown area and the administrative center). It is part of the San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cayey is notable for its surrounding mountains. The city has been actively growing since the 1990s, evidenced by its designation as a Metropolitan Area by the U.S. Census Bureau. It has experienced significant growth in commerce, and many major retailers, such as Wal-Mart have opened stores in the city. Industries in Cayey include sugar, tobacco and poultry. For tobacco there is a well-known company called Consolidated Cigar Corp. A new coliseum and hospital facilities have also been built. Coca-Cola is a major corporation that has a manufacturing facility in the town. Cayey is also host to one of the campuses of the University of Puerto Rico, the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey.

Channel 28 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 28 in the United States:

K23IY-D in Weatherford, Oklahoma

K28AD-D in Montrose, Colorado

K28CQ-D in Hood River, Oregon

K28CS-D in Pahrump, Nevada

K28CW-D in Flagstaff, Arizona

K28CY-D in Lewiston, California

K28DB-D in Fall River Mills, California

K28DJ-D in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

K28EA-D in Washington, Utah

K28EB-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado

K28EU-D in Laughlin, etc., Nevada

K28FP-D in Astoria, Oregon

K28FT-D in Milton-Freewater, Oregon

K28FW-D in Peetz, Colorado

K28GC-D in Gothenburg, Nebraska

K28GD-D in Heppner, etc., Oregon

K28GE in Woodland Park, Colorado

K28GF-D in Cimarron, New Mexico

K28GG-D in Medford, Oregon

K28GI-D in Guymon, Oklahoma

K28GJ-D in Hatch, New Mexico

K28GM-D in Rural Garfield County, Utah

K28GT-D in Crownpoint, New Mexico

K28GV-D in Tres Piedras, New Mexico

K28GX-D in Walker Lake, Nevada

K28GY-D in Santa Barbara, etc., California

K28HA-D in Grand Valley, Colorado

K28HI-D in Breckenridge/Dillon, Colorado

K28HL-D in Riverton, Wyoming

K28IF-D in Willmar, Minnesota

K28IH-D in Rainier, Oregon

K28IT-D in Kanab, Utah

K28IX-D in Pleasant Valley, Colorado

K28IZ-D in Ely, Nevada

K28JC-D in Enterprise, Oregon

K28JD-D in Fort Madison, Iowa

K28JH-D in Yuma, Colorado

K28JK in Huntsville/Liberty, Utah

K28JL-D in Morgan, etc., Utah

K28JM-D in Waimea, Hawaii

K28JN-D in Manti, etc., Utah

K28JR-D in Wanship, Utah

K28JS-D in Samak, Utah

K28JU-D in Rock Springs, etc., Wyoming

K28JV-D in Hilo, Hawaii

K28JX-D in Alva - Cherokee, Oklahoma

K28JY-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K28KC-D in Canon City, Colorado

K28KI-D in Roseburg, Oregon

K28KJ-D in Chelan, Washington

K28KK-D in Decorah, Iowa

K28KM-D in Clareton, Wyoming

K28KN-D in Emery, Utah

K28KO-D in Sweetgrass, etc., Montana

K28KP-D in Clear Creek, Utah

K28KQ-D in Ferron, Utah

K28KR-D in Huntington, Utah

K28KS-D in East Price, Utah

K28KU-D in Crested Butte, Colorado

K28KV-D in Turkey, Texas

K28KW-D in Sunnyside, Washington

K28LA-D in Yreka, California

K28LC-D in Redding, California

K28LE-D in Idaho Falls, Idaho

K28LG-D in Bridger, etc., Montana

K28LH-D in Beowawe, Nevada

K28LK-D in Silver City, New Mexico

K28LL-D in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

K28LM-D in Eureka, Nevada

K28LN-D in Orr, Minnesota

K28LO-D in Paisley, Oregon

K28LV-D in Tabiona & Myton, Utah

K28MJ-D in Tillamook, Oregon

K28MK-D in Phillips County, Montana

K28NK-D in Holbrook, Idaho

K28NN-D in Wailuku, Hawaii

K28NT-D in Bentonville & Rogers, Arkansas

K28NU-D in Buffalo, Oklahoma

K28NV-D in Ponca City, Oklahoma

K28NY-D in La Grande, Oregon

K28OB-D in Plentywood, Montana

K28OD-D in Powers, Oregon

K28OG-D in Kalispell & Lakeside, Montana

K28OH-D in St. James, Minnesota

K28OI-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K28PB-D in McDermitt, Nevada

K28PL-D in Roseau, Minnesota

K28PX-D in Stead, Nevada

K28QE-D in Caballo, New Mexico

K38AI-D in Cottonwood, Arizona

K39JK-D in Montoya & Newkirk, New Mexico

K40MP-D in Madras, Oregon

K45KO-D in Castle Rock, etc., Montana

K48EF-D in Sapinero, Colorado

K51JB-D in Florence, Oregon

KATC in Lafayette, Louisiana

KAWB in Brainerd, Minnesota

KAYU-TV in Spokane, Washington

KBVU in Eureka, California

KCET in Los Angeles, California

KCJO-LD in Saint Joseph, Missouri

KCNZ-CD in San Francisco, California

KDTV-CD in Santa Rosa, California

KEAM-LD in Amarillo, Texas

KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas

KHNE-TV in Hastings, Nebraska

KHPK-LD in De Soto, Texas

KHPX-CD in Georgetown, Texas

KILW-LD in Rochester, Minnesota

KIRO-TV in Mount Vernon, Washington

KKPM-CD in Chico, California

KLPD-LD in Denver, Colorado

KMMW-LD in Stockton, California

KMPH-TV in Visalia, California

KNLD-LD in New Orleans, Louisiana

KOPB-TV in Portland, Oregon

KOZL-TV in Springfield, Missouri

KPBT-TV in Odessa, Texas

KSIN-TV in Sioux City, Iowa

KSPK-LD in Walsenburg, Colorado

KSTU in Salt Lake City, Utah

KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana

KTFD-TV in Denver, Colorado

KTPX-TV in Okmulgee, Oklahoma

KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska

KUAS-TV in Tucson, Arizona

KUGB-CD in Houston, Texas

KUNU-LD in Victoria, Texas

KVMM-CD in Santa Barbara, California

KVPX-LD in Las Vegas, Nevada

KWYB-LD in Bozeman, Montana

KYLE-TV in Bryan, Texas

KYUU-LD in Boise, Idaho

KYVV-TV in Del Rio, Texas

W28CJ-D in Manteo, North Carolina

W28DA-D in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

W28DB-D in Honea Path, South Carolina

W28DD-D in Louisa, Kentucky

W28DP-D in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

W28DQ-D in Windsor, Vermont

W28DR-D in Cedarville, West Virginia

W28DY-D in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

W28EE-D in Canton, etc., North Carolina

W28EH-D in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

W28EQ-D in Utuado, Puerto Rico

W28ES-D in Port Jervis, New York

WBRE-TV in Waymart, Pennsylvania

WCPB in Salisbury, Maryland

WDTO-LD in Orlando, Florida

WDWW-LD in Cleveland, Georgia

WDYL-LD in Louisville, Kentucky

WFPA-CD in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WFPT in Frederick, Maryland

WFSG in Panama City, Florida

WFXQ-CD in Springfield, Massachusetts

WGFL in High Springs, Florida

WGTB-CD in Charlotte, North Carolina

WKAQ-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico

WKUW-LD in White House, Tennessee

WNBC in New York, New York

WPTO in Oxford, Ohio

WQXT-CD in St. Augustine, Florida

WRDC in Durham, North Carolina

WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee

WRJA-TV in Sumter, South Carolina

WSJV in Elkhart, Indiana

WTAM-LD in Tampa, Florida

WTGS in Hardeeville, South Carolina

WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

WTTO in Homewood, Alabama

WTVW in Evansville, Indiana

WUAB in Lorain, Ohio

WUDZ-LD in Terre Haute, Indiana

WUHF in Rochester, New York

WWBK-LD in Richmond, Virginia

WWDG-CD in Rome, New York

WXOW in La Crosse, Wisconsin

WYOW in Eagle River, Wisconsin

WYZZ-TV in Bloomington, IllinoisThe following television stations, which are no longer licensed, formerly broadcast on digital channel 28:

KOXI-LD in Camas, Washington

WCMZ-TV in Flint, Michigan

WVTX-CD in Bridgeport, Ohio

Diva (TV network)

Diva, formerly Diva Universal, is a woman-based entertainment channel owned by Universal Networks International.

The list of Diva channels includes:

Diva (Asia TV channel)

Diva Universal (Philippines) defunct

Diva Universal (Bulgaria) defunct

Diva Universal (Italy) defunct

Diva Universal (Romania) currently

Diva Universal (Russia) defunct

Diva Adria (Serbia/Croatia/Slovenia)

Día a Día con Raymond y Dagmar

Día a Día con Raymond y Dagmar is a variety program at 2:00 pm on WKAQ-TV Telemundo Puerto Rico with Raymond Arrieta and Dagmar.

El Mundo (Puerto Rico)

El Mundo, founded in 1919, was a Puerto Rican newspaper.

Linda Hernandez

Linda Hernández Rosado (born May 26, 1955), joined HITN as its Chief Operating Officer in January 2009, and is responsible for all Television Operations.Prior to joining HITN, Hernandez was the Executive Director for El Nuevo Dia Orlando Newspaper, where she headed all Operations and coverage plans in the newsroom. She also served as President of the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation, where she directed the operations of the corporation, which included public radio and television stations in Puerto Rico, Vice President – News Director for the WLII – TV Channel 11 for 20 years, Professor of Television Production at American University in Puerto Rico, and Founder and Director of Bibliographical Investigation Center (San Juan, Puerto Rico.) Hernandez has also held various other positions with WKAQ-TV Channel 2 and WAPA-TV Channel 4, and was Auxiliary Librarian at the University of Puerto Rico.

In the community, Hernandez has served as a Board Member for the “United Way of Puerto Rico”, She has developed promotional campaigns towards the Fight Against Domestic Violence and the Prevention of AIDS, served as Board Director for “LatinoJustice PRLDEF”, co-founder of the Images in Movement Video Archive located in the General Archives Library and Organized the Emmy Award winning team for the Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corporation.

Hernandez holds a Masters in Library Science from the University of Puerto Rico, and Certification from The Advanced Executive Program (AEP) from Kellogg Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago.

NBC Owned Television Stations

NBC Owned Television Stations (formerly NBC Local Media & NBC Television Stations Division (TVSD)) is the division of NBCUniversal Owned TV Stations (NBCUniversal), a subsidiary of Comcast that oversees their owned-and-operated television stations, Cozi TV network, LXTV and Skycastle Entertainment, its in-house marketing and promotion company.

Noche de Gala

Noche de Gala (Gala Night) was a television variety show produced by Paquito Cordero. It originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico for broadcast by WKAQ-TV Telemundo on Channel 2.

Puerto Rico in the OTI Festival

Puerto Rico and its OTI member station, Telemundo Puerto Rico (Now WKAQ-TV) was one of the founding countries of the OTI Festival and debuted in the show in 1972 in Madrid, competing uninterruptedly from the very first edition until the last show held in Acapulco in 2000.

Teatrimundo

Teatrimundo was a children's television series broadcast by WKAQ-TV in Puerto Rico from 1987-1991 in the form of edutainment. It was loosely inspired by The Muppet Show. Translated in English to "Small Theater World", the Spanish title is a portmanteau of teatro (theater) and Telemundo (at the time, WKAQ-TV's cognomen).

Telemundo

Telemundo (Spanish pronunciation: [teleˈmundo]; formerly NetSpan) is an American Spanish language terrestrial television network owned by Comcast through NBCUniversal. It is the second largest provider of Spanish language content nationally behind American competitor Univision, with programming syndicated worldwide to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

The channel broadcasts programs and original content aimed at Latin American audiences in the United States and worldwide, consisting of telenovelas, sports, reality television, news programming and films — either imported or Spanish-dubbed. In addition, Telemundo operates NBC Universo, a separate channel directed towards young Hispanic audiences; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes original programming content across mass media, the Telemundo and NBC Universo websites; Puerto Rico free-to-air station WKAQ-TV; and international distribution arm Telemundo Internacional.

Telemundo is headquartered in the Miami suburb of Beacon Lakes, and has 1,900 employees worldwide. The majority of Telemundo's programs are filmed at an operated studio facility in Miami, where 85% of the network's telenovelas were filmed during 2011. The average hourly primetime drama costs $70K to produce.

Telemundo of Puerto Rico Studios

Telemundo of Puerto Rico Studios, LLC is a division of NBC-Telemundo that develops original programming in Spanish for station WKAQ-TV in Puerto Rico.

WAPA-TV

WAPA-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 27), is an independent television station licensed to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The station is owned by Hemisphere Media Group, which is 83.8% owned by InterMedia Partners. WAPA-TV's studios are located on Avenida Luis Vigoreaux in Guaynabo, and its transmitter is located near the Bosque Estatal de Carite mountain reserve.

The station's signal is relayed across Puerto Rico through two full-power satellite stations: WTIN-TV (digital channel 14, virtual channel 4) in Ponce and WNJX-TV (digital channel 31, virtual channel 4) in Mayagüez.

WKAQ (AM)

WKAQ is a radio station in San Juan, Puerto Rico that broadcasts on 580 kHz with a Spanish language talk radio format. The station is currently owned by Univision Radio. Its programming is repeated on WUKQ, which broadcasts on 1420 kHz in Ponce, and WYEL which broadcasts on 600 kHz in Mayagüez. The station was the first radio station to broadcast in Puerto Rico.WKAQ's audio signal is simulcasting on WLII-DT (Univisión Puerto Rico) channel 11.3 and WSUR-DT channel 9.3.

WKAQ was owned for many years by Angel Ramos, owner of the El Mundo newspaper, and eventual namesake for WKAQ-TV, branded as Telemundo. The El Mundo operated until 1986 when labor strikes and acts of terrorism ended its operation.

On January 25, 2017, WKAQ has been granted an FCC construction permit to move to a new transmitter site, to decrease power to 2,500 watts.

WLII-DT

WLII-DT, virtual and VHF digital channel 11, is a Univision owned-and-operated television station serving San Juan, Puerto Rico that is licensed to Caguas. The station is owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications, as part of a duopoly with Ponce-licensed independent station WSTE-DT (channel 7); it is also sister to radio stations WKAQ (580 AM) and WKAQ-FM (104.7). All of the stations share studios on Calle Carazo in Guaynabo; WLII's transmitter is located near the Bosque Estatal de Carite mountain reserve.

WLII operates two satellite stations: WSUR-DT (channel 9) in Ponce and WOLE-DT (channel 12) in Aguadilla.

WNJX-TV

WNJX-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 31), is an independent television station licensed to Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. It is a satellite of San Juan-licensed WAPA-TV (digital channel 27, virtual channel 4) that is owned by Hemisphere Media Group, which is 83.8% owned by InterMedia Partners. WNJX-TV's transmitter is located at Monte del Estado in Maricao, while its parent station maintains studios on Avenida Luis Vigoreaux in Guaynabo.

WOLE-DT

WOLE-DT is a full-power Univision owned-and-operated television station licensed to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, transmitting over digital channel 12. the station has its main offices located in the Westernbank Building in downtown Mayagüez. The station's studios are located at Barrio Palmar in Aguadilla. Its transmitter is located at Monte del Estado in Maricao.

WOLE-DT is owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications and serves as a satellite for WLII-DT, and simulcasts 100% of its programming.

WOLE-DT simulcasts on W21CX-D, channel 21.1. W21CX-D is a translator station in Mayagüez that is also owned by Univision Communications.

On October 15, 2014, Univision Communications announced that WOLE-DT would become a semi-satellite of Univision station WLII-DT. The programming change occurred on January 1, 2015. With the move, WOLE dropped all programming from WKAQ-TV and Telemundo, which quickly entered into negotiations with WLII's existing western Puerto Rico satellite, WORA-TV (channel 5).On July 22, 2018, Univision Communications announced that it had purchased retransmission partner WOLE-DT from Western Broadcasting Corp. of Puerto Rico for $3,666,666.64, solidifying its Puerto Rico station line up. The sale was completed on December 5, 2018.

WORA-TV

WORA-TV, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 29), is a dual Telemundo/ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. On its main subchannel, the station rebroadcasts over 95% of the programming of San Juan-licensed WKAQ-TV (channel 2, owned by NBCUniversal) under a time brokerage agreement. WORA-TV produces some local programming, mostly airing on Sunday afternoons. During local programming, the station brands itself as either Telecinco or WORA Televisión. Owned by Telecinco, Inc., WORA-TV maintains studios at the Guanajibo Building in Mayagüez, and its transmitter is located at Monte del Estado in Maricao.

WRMD-CD

WRMD-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 49, is a low-powered, Class A Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to Tampa, Florida, United States. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). WRMD's studios are located on West Spruce Street in Tampa, and its transmitter is located atop the Park Tower in downtown Tampa.

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