WECN

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WECN - WRUA
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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
TeleSUR
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.

History[edit]

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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