WFPA-CA

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WFPA-CA
WFPA-CA UniMas Philadelphia logo.png
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Branding UniMás Philadelphia
Channels Analog: 28 (UHF)
Digital: WUVP-DT 65.2 (PSIP)
Affiliations UniMás
Owner Univision Communications
(WXTV License Partnership, G.P.)
First air date November 11, 1995
Call letters' meaning W TeleFutura PennsylvaniA
Sister station(s) WUVP-DT
Former callsigns WXTV-LP (1995–2002)
Former affiliations Univision (via WXTV, 1995–2002)
TeleFutura (2002–2013)
Transmitter power 10.9 kW
Height 163 m (535 ft)
AMSL: 226 m (741 ft)
Class Class A (Analog)
Facility ID 74216
Transmitter coordinates 40°02′21″N 75°14′13″W / 40.03917°N 75.23694°W / 40.03917; -75.23694 (WFPA-CA) WFPA-CACoordinates: 40°02′21″N 75°14′13″W / 40.03917°N 75.23694°W / 40.03917; -75.23694 (WFPA-CA) WFPA-CARoxborough, Philadelphia
Analog: 74 dBu Service Contour
Digital: 41 dBu Service contour
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website UniMás TV website

WFPA-CA, UHF analog channel 28, is a UniMás owned-and-operated television station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The station is owned by Univision Communications, and is a sister station to Univision owned-and-operated station WUVP-DT (channel 65). The two stations share studios located on Delsea Drive in Franklin Township, and its transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Due to its low-power status, WFPA's signal radius does not reach the entire Philadelphia market; as a result, the station is simulcast on WUVP-DT digital subchannel 65.2.

History[edit]

The station originally operated as a repeater of New York City's Univision owned-and-operated station, WXTV. It was first licensed as a translator, W35AB, operating on UHF channel 35. After WYBE was granted a license to operate a full-power station on channel 35, the translator moved to channel 28 and was ultimately relicensed as a low-power station, WXTV-LP. In 2002, Univision Communications acquired WUVP (channel 65), and moved its programming there. Channel 28 began to air programming from the then-new TeleFutura network (which relaunched as UniMás in January 2013), and its call letters were changed to WFPA-CA.

In June 2006, the station was added to Philadelphia area Comcast systems on digital cable channel 251. WFPA is also available to DirecTV customers as part of the Philadelphia local channel package.

In some areas of the market, especially those north of Philadelphia, WFPA's signal causes some reception issues with the digital signal of New York City's WNBC, which broadcasts its digital signal on channel 28 (remapped to virtual channel 4).

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