WECN

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WECN - WRUA
Naranjito, Puerto Rico/Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Branding WECN: teleSUR
WRUA: HispanTV
Channels Digital: 18 (UHF) PSIP 64
Off air
Translators 33 (34.1) Fajardo
(On air)
Affiliations HispanTV
TeleSUR
Owner Telesur
(Encuentro Christian Network,
Eastern Television)
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.

Digital television[edit]

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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