WSCV

WSCV, virtual channel 51 (UHF digital channel 30), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station serving Miami, Florida, United States that is licensed to Fort Lauderdale. It is one of two East Coast flagship stations of the Spanish-language network (the other being WNJU in the New York City market). WSCV is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast), as part of a duopoly with Miami-licensed NBC owned-and-operated station WTVJ (channel 6). The two stations share studios on Southwest 27th Street (off I-75) in Miramar; WSCV's transmitter is located near Hard Rock Stadium in north Miami-Dade County.

WSCV is one of two commercial television stations with a city of license in Broward County (the other being UniMás flagship WAMI-DT, channel 69, licensed to Hollywood). The station also serves as the de facto Telemundo outlet for the West Palm Beach market.

WSCV
Wscv51 telemundo miami
Fort LauderdaleMiami
West Palm Beach, Florida
United States
CityFort Lauderdale, Florida
BrandingTelemundo 51 (general; read as "Telemundo Cincuenta y Uno")
Noticiero Telemundo 51 (newscasts)
SloganLo mejor está aquí
(The Best is Here)
ChannelsDigital: 30 (UHF)
Virtual: 51 (PSIP)
Affiliations
OwnerNBCUniversal
(NBC Telemundo License LLC)
First air dateDecember 6, 1968
(first incarnation)
February 14, 1972
(current incarnation)
Last air dateAugust 10, 1970
(1 year, 247 days)
(first incarnation)
Call letters' meaningeSe (C)se Ve
(That one is seen)
Sister station(s)WTVJ
Former callsigns
  • WSMS-TV (1968–1970)
  • WKID-TV (1972–1984)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 51 (UHF, 1972–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 52 (UHF, 2003–2009)
Former affiliations
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height304 m (997 ft)
Facility ID64971
Transmitter coordinates25°59′10.0″N 80°11′36.3″W / 25.986111°N 80.193417°WCoordinates: 25°59′10.0″N 80°11′36.3″W / 25.986111°N 80.193417°W
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.telemundo51.com

History

The UHF channel 51 allocation in the Miami–Fort Lauderdale market was previously occupied by WSMS-TV, an independent station that debuted on December 6, 1968, under the ownership of Gold Coast Telecasting; the station would cease operations on August 10, 1970, due to financial issues.

The current station on channel 51 was developed after another company acquired the channel 51 license in January 1972. WSCV first signed on the air on February 14, 1972, as WKID-TV. Operating as an independent station, it maintained a bilingual format featuring a mix of English- and Spanish-language programming. The station would later be acquired by an investment group headed by William F. Johns and Alvin Koenig in 1976, after WKID's previous owners went bankrupt.

During the late 1970s, WKID aired Spanish-language programming during the daytime and a slate of older English-language films and sitcoms during the overnight hours. With all other Miami-area stations having signed off the air during the overnight hours, WKID's late-night programming reached cult status among South Florida residents who stayed up at night. Dubbed The All Night Show, WKID's late-night block consisted of a mix of films, television series, music videos and classic cartoons, along with special guests. The All Night Show was hosted by Dave Dixon, an icon from that era of South Florida UHF television. The All Night Show is believed to have served as the inspiration for USA Network's similar late-night block, Night Flight. During this era, cable providers that carried competing independent WCIX (channel 6, now CBS owned-and-operated station WFOR-TV on channel 4) outside of the Miami market (especially in the Tampa and Orlando markets) carried WKID during the overnight hours, after WCIX signed off for the night. WKID-TV was also the first affiliate of sorts for what would become the Christian Television Network, as the network purchased a block of evening airtime every night on channel 51 prior the establishment of its first station, WCLF in Tampa.[1]

In 1980, the group sold WKID to Oak Industries, a cable television equipment manufacturer and owner of ONTV, a subscription television service that was carried during the evening hours, which could only be viewed for a monthly fee, and required a set-top decoder box and outdoor antenna for adequate reception. The station's programming during this period included business news programming from the Financial News Network during the daytime hours and a horse racing show hosted by Bob Savage in the early evening. The ONTV subscription service programming commenced at 6 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. With the expansion of cable television in the Miami area, ONTV proved to be an ill-fated venture and was dropped by WKID-TV in 1985.

Julio Rumbaut, a Cuban-American media entrepreneur, led the acquisition and operations of the station by Blair Broadcasting (under its BlairSpan subsidiary), which changed the station's callsign to WSCV (its call letters, when pronounced in Spanish read "Doble-U Ese Se Ve," which is translated into English as "that one is seen"); the station switched to a Spanish-language programming format in the spring of 1985 with WSCV positioning its programming as a local, independent Miami-targeted alternative to the Spanish International Network (now Univision) affiliate WLTV (channel 23).

Julio Rumbaut, president of Telemundo of Florida, led WSCV as a catalyst and one of the flagship stations of NetSpan in 1986. The Reliance Group, then owners of NetSpan, acquired WSCV and Blair's other Spanish-language stations, as well as WNJU in New York City, KVEA in Los Angeles and WKAQ-TV in San Juan, Puerto Rico and used them to relaunch the network as Telemundo in 1987.

On October 11, 2001, NBC acquired the Telemundo network, including WSCV, from Sony and Liberty Media for $1.98 billion (increasing to $2.7 billion by the sale's closure) and the assumption of $700 million in debt, in an equal cash and stock split by NBC's then-parent General Electric. The acquisition was finalized on April 12, 2002, making WSCV part of a duopoly with NBC's existing O&O WTVJ.[2]

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
51.1 1080i 16:9 WSCV Main WSCV programming / Telemundo
51.2 480i 4:3 TeleXitos

Analog-to-digital conversion

WSCV ended programming on its analog signal, on UHF channel 51, 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 moved from its pre-transition UHF channel 52, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition, to channel 30.[4] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 51.

News operation

WSCV presently broadcasts 19.5 hours of locally produced news and talk programming each week (with three and a half hours on weekdays and one hour each on Saturdays and Sundays); in addition, the station produces the half-hour entertainment and lifestyle program Acceso Total (airing weekdays at 10:00 a.m.).

The station launched its news department in 1987, when it debuted a half-hour 6:00 p.m. newscast, titled Noticiero 51 a las 6; it was anchored by Cuban-born Lucy Pereda and Eduardo Arango. Pereda left WSCV the following year to co-anchor Univision's first morning program, Mundo Latino, alongside Frank Moro, a Cuban telenovela actor who left to return to acting in Mexican telenovelas. He was substituted by Jorge Ramos (who later became Univision's main news anchor). WSCV hired Maria Montoya, a former actress who had arrived in Miami as part of the Mariel boatlift of 1980 and Ambrosio Hernandez, who had worked at several stations in Chicago, to complement the team, which included weather anchor Angel Martin and sportscaster Rene Giraldo. Telemundo president Julio Rumbaut hired Montoya and Hernandez, both of whom would represent the longest-serving anchor team in the United States in any language, until Montoya was fired in late 2013; Giraldo later became a sports anchor for the Telemundo network.

WSCV was positioned as the "Cuban" station in stark contrast to WLTV, which aired Mexican programming and was therefore perceived, in some circles, as less anti-Castro. In 1988, Alfredo Duran, who was recently hired as the station's general manager, announced that well-known WLTV reporter Alina Mayo Azze was hired by WSCV. Azze's heralded arrival was diminished when Duran announced the hire of WLTV main anchor Leticia Callava to co-anchor the station's 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts with Azze. Callava, regarded as the most respected news anchor on Spanish-language television, was fired by WLTV management shortly after Duran defected to Telemundo. Callava and Duran had become a couple at the time, and this triggered a series of events that would change the Latin television landscape in Miami. Several news reporters and both Montoya and Hernandez bolted to WLTV as the station tried to reinvent itself.

Under Duran's oversight, the station's newscasts were retitled Noticentro 51, with both Azze and Callava as its lead anchors, becoming the first all-female anchor team on a Spanish-language newscast in the Miami–Fort Lauderdale market. The revamp would help WSCV's fortunes in local news and earned the station 12 Emmy Awards during the late 1980s. Two years later, in 1990, WSCV announced that Mayo Azze would depart the station. Several months later, Mayo Azze was hired as anchor at WLTV. Argentine news anchor Nicolas Kasanzew, who became famous covering the Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur) for the state-run network ATC (Argentina Televisora Color), was then hired as co-anchor of the evening newscasts. Kasanzew was later removed as anchor, after Ambrosio Hernandez was re-hired by WSCV.

The backstage drama between Callava and Hernandez was more intriguing than what viewers saw on the station's newscasts. It was rumored that each would count the stories assigned to them to be on even ground. In 2001, as part of a strategy by Telemundo management to expand local news programming on its stations (with similar expansions on its owned-and-operated stations in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles), WSCV added a two-hour weekday morning newscast and half-hour weekend evening newscasts at 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. The station re-hired Maria Montoya to serve as anchor of the morning newscast at 11:30 am other anchors that WSCV hired was Ivan Taylor who anchored the weekend newscast. And Jose Camilo and Lisett Mari anchored the two-hour morning edition.

In 2003, Montoya was reassigned to the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts, being repaired with Ambrosio Hernandez. After spending 25 years as Miami's most well-known television personality (having spent ten years at WLTV and fifteen at WSCV), Leticia Callava's contract was not renewed when allegedly she refused to take a pay cut (Callava has since become the television spokesperson for Humana-owned Miami healthcare conglomerate Care Plus; while Duran is now serves as general manager for E! Latin America. WSCV's late evening newscast registered its first-ever first-place win in the 11:00 p.m. slot, beating other area newscasts including its main Spanish-language rival WLTV in May 2006; the station has won the 11:00 p.m. time period many times since, most recently during the May 2013 sweeps period.

On March 5, 2008, WSCV became the first Spanish-language television station in the Miami–Fort Lauderdale market (and the state of Florida) to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition. WSCV's HD production equipment was among the assets that were to be acquired in a proposed 2008 sale of sister station WTVJ to Post-Newsweek Stations (owner of ABC affiliate WPLG, channel 10), which would later be terminated due to financial issues and a lack of FCC approval. For over a year, the station's newscasts were broadcast in 16:9 widescreen high definition, while all other programming continued to air in upconverted and pillarboxed 4:3 standard definition until April 23, 2009, when Telemundo became the first Spanish-language network in the United States to carry programming in HD.

In June 2013, after about a year or more of having aired its early evening newscast in the earlier timeslot due to movies airing in the 6:00 p.m. timeslot on Saturday and Sunday evenings, WSCV officially announced that its weekend early evening newscast would move a half-hour early from 6:00 to 5:30 p.m. full-time (the change concurred with the network's decision to move certain weekend afternoon programs into the 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time hour, including the newscast's Saturday lead-in, Ritmo Deportivo). On October 18 of that year, Maria Montoya abruptly left the station, breaking up the longest tenured anchor duo in South Florida, in order "to pursue other opportunities" in a statement by station management; Montoya left the station without conducting a formal departure.[5] On that evening's 6:00 p.m. newscast, Ambrosio Hernandez solo anchored the broadcast, and after a quick introduction, simply mentioned that Montoya was "not here." Buenos Dias Miami anchor Daisy Ballmajo was appointed as weeknight co-anchor on October 28. On April 24, 2014, WSCV debuted a new set with monitors big TV's, new weather center, sports center, live pictures in the background through a monitor in the back, similar to WNBC and KNBC, Chicago's WMAQ-TV, Los Angeles' KVEA-TV, Texas stations KXAS-TV and KXTX-TV and sister station WTVJ. On November 3 along with 13 other networked-owned stations it launched a new 5:30 P.M. newscast along with the existing weekday 6:00 P.M. show. Giving the early evening news another half hour.

On March 20, 2015, at the end of the 11:00 p.m. newscast Daisy Ballmajo and Fausto Malave mentioned that Ambrosio Hernandez had decided to leave WSCV for another opportunity and bid him farewell and good luck.[6] Hernandez, who was under contractual renewal negotiations, was unable to reach a common ground with WSCV.

The anchor team of Ambrosio Hernandez and Maria Montoya who were discovered and hired by Julio Rumbaut was the longest on-air anchor team in the history of the U.S. television industry. WLTV Univision 23 outbid WSCV's offer and offered him work as main anchor as well as positions in radio and digital media platforms.[7] That same day the announcement was made, his attorney notified WSCV of his resignation.[8] This marked the departure of the second-longest tenured on-air personality on Channel 51, the first being Marilys Llanos who has been with the station since sign on in June 1985 and is still there.[9]

References

  1. ^ St. Petersburg Times (Crossroads section): "Nation's Newest Christian TV Station Begins Operations", October 27, 1979.
  2. ^ Meg James (October 12, 2001). "NBC to Acquire Telemundo Network for $1.98 Billion". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WSCV
  4. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  5. ^ Montoya Gone from Telemundo 51
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kelvpfbrH2Y
  7. ^ http://www.mediamoves.com/2015/03/univision-confirms-hiring-ambrosio-hernandez-as-chief-anchor.html
  8. ^ http://www.mediamoves.com/2015/03/ambrosio-hernandez-quits-telemundo-to-join-univision.html
  9. ^ http://www.telemundo51.com/tu-telemundo/biografia-Marilys-Llanos-reportera-Telemundo51-291514671.html

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Channel 30 digital TV stations in the United States

The following television stations broadcast on digital channel 30 in the United States:

K14NT-D in Montpelier, Idaho

K15DY-D in Ontario, etc., Oregon

K23DP-D in Kanab, Utah

K25KN-D in Alton, Utah

K30AE-D in Alva, Oklahoma

K30AF-D in Alexandria, etc., Minnesota

K30AL-D in Iola, Kansas

K30BN-D in Coos Bay, Oregon

K30BP-D in Norfolk, Nebraska

K30BU-D in Leadore, Idaho

K30CN-D in Ely, Nevada

K30DC-D in Dove Creek, etc., Colorado

K30DS-D in Lovelock, Nevada

K30EJ-D in Crested Butte, Colorado

K30EK-D in Dulce & Lumberton, New Mexico

K30EW-D in Monument, etc., Oregon

K30FL-D in Port Angeles, Washington

K30FN-D in St. James, Minnesota

K30FO-D in Peetz, Colorado

K30FP-D in Santa Rosa, New Mexico

K30FS-D in Hawthorne, Nevada

K30FV-D in Cambridge, Nebraska

K30FY-D in Guymon, Oklahoma

K30FZ-D in Willmar, Minnesota

K30GA-D in Garfield County, Utah

K30GG-D in Chloride, Arizona

K30GJ-D in Colfax, New Mexico

K30GM-D in Capitan/Ruidoso, New Mexico

K30GO-D in Pleasant Valley, Colorado

K30GV-D in Shoshoni, Wyoming

K30HA-D in Yuma, Colorado

K30HD-D in Tucumcari, New Mexico

K30HH-D in Memphis, Texas

K30HJ-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado

K30HY-D in Verdi/Mogul, Nevada

K30JB-D in Morgan, etc., Utah

K30JD-D in Prescott, Arizona

K30JE-D in Lihue, Hawaii

K30JG-D in Randolph & Woodruff, Utah

K30JM-D in Colorado Springs, Colorado

K30JN-D in Rural Carbon County, Utah

K30JP-D in Sayre, Oklahoma

K30JQ-D in Carbondale, Colorado

K30JS-D in Yreka, California

K30JT-D in La Pine, Oregon

K30KC-D in Samak, Utah

K30KE-D in Wanship, Utah

K30KF-D in Woodland & Kamas, Utah

K30KG-D in Coalville, etc., Utah

K30KH-D in Emery, Utah

K30KI-D in Logan, Utah

K30KJ-D in Manti & Ephrain, Utah

K30KK-D in Fountain Green, Utah

K30KM-D in Vernal, etc., Utah

K30KN-D in Wyola, Montana

K30KQ-D in Jackson, Minnesota

K30KR-D in Boise, Idaho

K30KU-D in Silver City, New Mexico

K30KV-D in Crownpoint, New Mexico

K30KX-D in Taos, New Mexico

K30KY-D in Philipsburg, Montana

K30LB-D in Beowawe, Nevada

K30LC-D in Tampico, etc., Montana

K30LD-D in Wichita Falls, Texas

K30LF-D in Duchesne, Utah

K30LL-D in Kingman, Arizona

K30LS-D in Sandpoint, Idaho

K30LY-D in Manila, etc., Utah

K30MF-D in Jonesboro, Arkansas

K30MG-D in Kirksville, Missouri

K30MH-D in Overton, Nevada

K30MI-D in Redding, California

K30MJ-D in Libby, Montana

K30MW-D in Sweetgrass, etc., Montana

K30MX-D in Wyodak, Wyoming

K30NV-D in Holbrook, Idaho

K30OA-D in Milton-Freewater, Oregon

K30OC-D in Cottage Grove, Oregon

K30OF-D in Baker Valley, Oregon

K30OG-D in La Grande, Oregon

K30OJ-D in Las Vegas, New Mexico

K30PA-D in Roseau, Minnesota

K30PR-D in Pahrump, Nevada

K30PT-D in Kalispell & Lakeside, Montana

K30QC-D in Ridgecrest, California

K41FJ-D in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho

K47IK in Camp Verde, Arizona

K48DI-D in Litchfield, California

K51KY-D in Hermiston, Washington

KABB in San Antonio, Texas

KBLN-TV in Grants Pass, Oregon

KBZO-LD in Lubbock, Texas

KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa

KCIO-LD in Ontario, California

KCVH-LD in Houston, Texas

KDFS-CD in Santa Maria, California

KFOL-CD in Houma, Louisiana

KFSN-TV in Fresno, California

KGBD-LD in Great Bend, Kansas

KGWN-TV in Cheyenne, Wyoming

KKAF-LD in Fayetteville, Arkansas

KKPD-LD in Tyler, Texas

KKTF-LD in Chico, California

KLRT-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas

KMBB-LD in North Platte, Nebraska

KMPX in Decatur, Texas

KOAB-TV in Warm Springs, Oregon

KOTV-DT in Caney, Kansas

KPDX in Vancouver, Washington

KPLE-CD in Killeen, Texas

KPTH in Sioux City, Iowa

KPXE-TV in Kansas City, Missouri

KQED in San Francisco, California

KSGA-LD in San Bernardino, California

KUAT-TV in Tucson, Arizona

KUNW-CD in Yakima, Washington

KWWT in Odessa, Texas

KXJB-LD in Fargo, North Dakota

W30AZ-D in Ellenville, New York

W30CO-D in Wheeling, West Virginia

W30CR-D in Biscoe, North Carolina

W30CS-D in Zionville, North Carolina

W30CT-D in Harrisonburg, Virginia

W30CV-D in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

W30DG-D in Huntington, West Virginia

W30DM-D in Manchester, etc., Vermont

W30DN-D in Manteo, North Carolina

W30DW-D in Tifton, Georgia

W30DZ-D in Fence, Wisconsin

WAGT-CD in Augusta, Georgia

WBNX-TV in Akron, Ohio

WBZ-TV in Boston, Massachusetts

WCKV-LD in Clarksville, Tennessee

WDCI-LD in Chicago, Illinois

WDWL in Bayamon, Puerto Rico

WEFS in Cocoa, Florida

WELL-LD in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

WEYI-TV in Saginaw, Michigan

WFUT-DT in Newark, New Jersey

WGIQ in Louisville, Alabama

WIAT in Birmingham, Alabama

WKOH in Owensboro, Kentucky

WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi

WLFT-CD in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

WLGA in Opelika, Alabama

WLYH in Red Lion, Pennsylvania

WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois

WNVT in Goldvein, Virginia

WQQZ-CD in Ponce, Puerto Rico

WRGT-TV in Dayton, Ohio

WSCV in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

WSDI-LD in Wolcott, Indiana

WSFX-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina

WSKA in Corning, New York

WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Virginia

WSOC-TV in Shelby, North Carolina

WTBS-LD in Atlanta, Georgia

WUNC-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina

WUTR in Utica, New York

WVCZ-LD in Valdosta, Georgia

WVLT-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee

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K30IV-D in Wallowa, Oregon

WAGT in Augusta, Georgia

WNNB-CD in Beaver, Pennsylvania

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K05IZ-D in Hinsdale, Montana

K09ES-D in Cashmere, Washington

K09HY-D in Glasgow, Montana

K09YE-D in La Pine, Oregon

K11EZ-D in Cashmere, Washington

K14JZ-D in Peetz, Colorado

K17MJ-D in San Antonio, Texas

K24FU-D in Pleasant Valley, Colorado

K27IH-D in Holyoke, Colorado

K28JH-D in Yuma, Colorado

K29GV-D in Hagerman, Idaho

K29HD-D in Idalia, Colorado

K31IH-D in Wray, Colorado

K31IQ-D in Sterling, Colorado

K39KL-D in Akron, Colorado

K40MT-D in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

K43MH-D in Vesta, Minnesota

K45IS-D in Julesburg, Colorado

K50LP-D in Anton, Colorado

K51BA-D in Fort Peck, Montana

K51DB-D in Cortez, etc., Colorado

K51DF-D in Milton-Freewater, Oregon

K51DR-D in Wenatchee, Washington

K51IO in Bullhead City, Arizona

K51JG-D in Yakima, Washington

K51KY-D in Hermiston, Washington

KBZO-LD in Lubbock, Texas

KCBB-LD in Boise, Idaho

KFXK-TV in Longview, Texas

KFXL-LD in Lufkin, Texas

KFXL-TV in Lincoln, Nebraska

KHDS-LD in Salina, Kansas

KHFD-LD in Dallas, Texas

KHPN-LD in Warrenton, Oregon

KMSX-LD in Sacramento, California

KNSO in Merced, California

KNWA-TV in Rogers, Arkansas

KOHD in Bend, Oregon

KOXO-CD in Portland, Oregon

KPPX-TV in Tolleson, Arizona

KSAW-LD in Twin Falls, Idaho

KUMO-LD in St. Louis, Missouri

KUNS-TV in Bellevue, Washington

KUSI-TV in San Diego, California

KWHS-LD in Colorado Springs, Colorado

KXAD-LD in Amarillo, Texas

KYAZ in Katy, Texas

W51BN-D in White Lake, New York

W51CW-D in Wilmington, North Carolina

W51DJ-D in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

WBIF in Marianna, Florida

WEIU-TV in Charleston, Illinois

WGUD-LD in Pasacagoula, Mississippi

WHSU-CD in Syracuse, New York

WIWU-CD in Marion, Indiana

WLZE-LD in Fort Myers, Florida

WNWT-LD in New York, New York

WNYA in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

WOGX in Ocala, Florida

WPXJ-TV in Batavia, New York

WPXT in Portland, Maine

WQEH-LD in Jackson, Tennessee

WSCV in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

WSFG-LD in Berry, Alabama

WSFJ-TV in Newark, Ohio

WSSF-LD in Fayette, Alabama

WTVE in Reading, Pennsylvania

WVPT in Staunton, Virginia

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WAMI-DT, virtual channel 69 (UHF digital channel 24), is a UniMás owned-and-operated television station serving Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States that is licensed to Hollywood. It is one of two East Coast flagship stations of the Spanish-language network (the other being WFUT-DT in the New York City market). WAMI is owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications as part of a duopoly with Miami-licensed Univision flagship WLTV-DT (channel 23). The two stations share studio facilities known as "NewsPort", a converted studio facility that also houses Noticias Univision and English-language cable channel Fusion located on Northwest 30th Terrace in Doral. WAMI's transmitter is located in the Dale Village neighborhood of Pembroke Park. On cable, the station is carried on Comcast Xfinity channel 23. WAMI is one of two commercial television stations with a city of license in Broward County (the other being Telemundo flagship WSCV, channel 51, licensed to Fort Lauderdale).

WINZ (AM)

WINZ (940 AM, "Miami's Sports Station") has a Sports radio format and serves Miami-Fort Lauderdale and their suburbs. The station primarily airs syndicated programming from Fox Sports Radio with some local sports talk and game coverage. Its daytime signal reaches as far north as Ft. Pierce, as far west as Ft. Myers and Naples, and as far south as Cuba. The station has managed to score ratings in the Ft. Myers-Naples radio market despite its transmitter being over 100 miles away.

WINZ's studios are located in the iHeart Radio complex in Miramar and the transmitter site is in Miami Gardens.

The station was originally a 3 tower directional day with 46,000 watts to protect the FCC monitoring station just to the north. In 1985 Guy Gannett planned to construct a new tall tower, known as Gannett Tower between Miami and Fort Lauderdale for its FM station. 9 other FM stations joined the project which set the standards for FM combining. Gannett was advised the FCC monitoring stations located in Fort Lauderdale would have too much interference and turned down the request. Gannett management was successful in having the FCC monitoring stations moved to Vero Beach, which opened up the entire market, resulting in the 10 FM stations, 2 new TV stations (WBFS and WHSN) and one existing TV station (WSCV) to go on-air from the new tower. Later that year WINZ applied for and received the ability to broadcast during day with 50,000 watts non-directional. During nighttime hours (sunset to sunrise) the WINZ directional skywave pattern must not interfere with stations in Canada and Mexico. Those countries have Class A Clear Channel rights to the 940 kHz frequency. Those stations are XEQ-AM in Mexico City, and a station allocation in Montreal previously occupied by CINW, which fell silent in February 2010; however, the allocation still exists by international treaty, and will soon be occupied by a new station.On February 17, 1981 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted WINZ special temporary authority to transmit with 25,000 watts at night instead of the 10,000 watts for which it is licensed. A station in Cuba causes interference and consequently a loss of service in some areas of WINZ's listening area. This authority has been renewed regularly since then.

From the late 1950s and into the early 1960s, WINZ went head-to-head with top 40 WQAM at night, featuring Bob Green, from 7pm to 11pm. When Green left the station, he was replaced by "Cousin Brucie" Bruce Morrow. Morrow left the station to begin a legendary career at WABC (AM), in New York City. He is now with SiriusXM. By coincidence, both WINZ and WQAM are Sports Radio stations today.

WINZ was an All-news radio station from 1976 until July 12, 2004, WINZ became a Progressive Talk station. Former talk-hosts included Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Stephanie Miller, Lionel, Neil Rogers, Thom Hartmann and Don Imus. Traffic Reporters for WINZ were South Florida's traffic reporting veterans Trish Anderson in the 80's and George Sheldon from 1988-1997 then again from 2003-2006. Frank Mottek worked as an anchor and reporter for WINZ from 1981 to 1992 before joining CBS station KNX (AM) Los Angeles in 1992. From 1985 to 1991, he broadcast the live descriptions of all space shuttle launches for the CBS Radio Network which aired on WINZ. Before the station adopted progressive talk as its format, it was 940 Fox Sports Radio, an all-sports station that competed with WQAM and WAXY. On April 3, 2009, the format shifted back to sports as "The Sports Animal". The station's slogan today is "Miami's Sports Station."

WINZ is owned by iHeartMedia, the largest U.S. radio owner. iHeartMedia (as Clear Channel Communications) purchased the station from West Palm Beach-based media entrepreneur Bud Paxson. WINZ management changed in early 2007 from Peter Bolger to Ken Charles. New weekend shows included Clout with Richard Greene and 7 Days in America with new Air America Radio network co-owner Mark Green (no relation). Other local shows have been dropped recently, such as Radioactive Politics and The Nicole Sandler Show.

In 2008, Miami Heat (National Basketball Association) games moved back to WINZ from WIOD. One game will be simulcast monthly on 103.5 The Beat. WINZ previously carried Heat games from 1993 to 1996.

On April 2, 2009, it was reported on Radio-Info.com that the station would switch to sports the following day, making it the sixth sports station in Miami; this follows Clear Channel's trend of changing liberal talk formats (regardless of success) to its own Fox Sports network. The change took place at Noon the following day, as "Doing Time with Ron Kuby" was interrupted by a skit in which Rush Limbaugh announced he had convinced Clear Channel to change the format of WINZ to sports, claiming that, as a conservative talk show host, he felt it was time for the station to go (and that he was a closet fan of the city's sports teams), and "AM 940, The Sports Animal" was born.

Since the change of format, ratings for WINZ have dropped from a 1.0 in the Spring of 2009 to a 0.3 in April, a 06 in May, and a 0.5 in June, behind the sports station WAXY and WQAM.The National Football League's Miami Dolphins announced on March 1, 2010, that it had entered an agreement with Clear Channel that would make WINZ and WBGG-FM flagship stations of the Dolphins Radio Network for the next six years.On November 14, 2010, the Dolphins and Heat played on the same day at the same time. Per contract, WINZ aired the Dolphins game while another station had the Heat broadcast. Clear Channel then threatened to sue the Heat for breach of contract. Sometime after that, the Heat switched its flagship station to competing station WAXY. On November 6, 2013, WINZ announced that they were the new flagship station for the Miami Marlins starting with the 2014 season, ending a 5-year relationship with WAXY. In case of scheduling conflicts (particularly with Dolphins games), Marlins games are broadcast on sister station WIOD instead.

Most of the station's lineup is fed in from national feeds of FOX Sports Radio and ESPN Radio.

WNJU

WNJU, virtual channel 47 (UHF digital channel 36), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to Linden, New Jersey, United States and serving the New York City television market. It is one of two East Coast flagship stations of the Spanish-language network (the other being WSCV in Miami–Fort Lauderdale). WNJU is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast), as part of a duopoly with New York-licensed NBC flagship station WNBC (channel 4). WNJU's studios are located in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and it shares transmitter facilities with WNBC atop One World Trade Center.

WSRO

WSRO (650 AM; "Rede ABR") is a radio station broadcasting Portuguese programming. Licensed to Ashland, Massachusetts, it serves the MetroWest area. The station is owned by Alex Langer. WSRO also operates translator station W271CU (102.1 FM) in Framingham.

WTVJ

WTVJ, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 31), is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Miami, Florida, United States and also serving Fort Lauderdale. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast), as part of a duopoly with Fort Lauderdale-licensed WSCV (channel 51), a flagship station of the co-owned Telemundo network. The two stations share studios on Southwest 27th Street (off I-75) in Miramar; WTVJ's transmitter is located between Northwest 210th and 207th Streets in the Andover neighborhood of Miami Gardens (northeast of Hard Rock Stadium).

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