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Naranjito, Puerto Rico/Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Branding ViVe (DT1)
teleSUR (DT2)
Channels Digital: 18 (UHF) PSIP 64
Off air
Translators 33 (34.1) Fajardo
(Off air)
Affiliations ViVe
Owner Telesur
(WECN: Encuentro Christian Network,
WRUA: Eastern Television Corporation)
Founded 1983
First air date WECN: June 20, 1983
WRUA: March 7, 1997
Call letters' meaning Encuentro;
Encuentro Christian Network
Former callsigns WECN: WART (1983-1986)
WMPE (1986)
WRUA: none
Former channel number(s) WECN: 64 (analog, 1983-2009)
WRUA: 34 (analog, 1997-2009)
Former affiliations WECN: none
WRUA: Citytv (2006-2007)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 221 m
Facility ID 19561

WECN is a Spanish-language independent television station in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, serving eastern Puerto Rico on digital channel 18. Its programming is also seen on WRUA channel 33 in Fajardo.


From 2006 to 2007, WRUA operated as a standard independent station, using the Citytv branding, under license from CHUM Limited – it was the first Citytv franchise on American soil.[1] Rogers Media discontinued the licensing for WRUA, after its acquisition of Citytv, and the station now serves as a translator for WECN.

Both prior to its time as Citytv and after, WRUA was and still is a religious station.

WECN & WRUA forces to shut down on October 22, 2014, due to financial problems. These stations are currently Silent, and its sale is pending to a minority-owned Broadcaster.

Digital television[edit]

WECN & WRUA's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Programming
18.1/33.1 main WECN/WRUA programming / ViVe
18.2/33.2 teleSUR

On February 17, 2009, WECN and WRUA signed off their analog signals. Both WECN/WRUA had completed its digital transmissions, although some people had believed that WECN went digital after WRUA.[citation needed]


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