WFUN-LD

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WFUN-LD
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Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
City of license Miami, Florida
Branding America TeVe
Channels Digital: 48 (UHF)
Subchannels 48.1 América TeVé
48.2 Teveo
Owner America-CV Station Group, Inc.
(America-CV Station Group, Inc.)
Founded 1995 (as WJAN-CD)
First air date June 23, 1998; 15 years ago (1998-06-23)
Call letters' meaning Likely from the former callsign of WAXY
Former callsigns W27AQ (1989-1998), W48CI (1998-99), WFUN-LP (1999-2009)*, *WFUN-CA (2002-2004)
Former channel number(s) 27, 48 (analog) 48.2
Former affiliations America-CV Network (2007-2012)
MundoFox (Aug-Dec 2012)
Transmitter power 150 kW
Height 199 m (653 ft)
Class LPTV
Facility ID 60542
Transmitter coordinates 25°59′9″N 80°11′37″W / 25.98583°N 80.19361°W / 25.98583; -80.19361Coordinates: 25°59′9″N 80°11′37″W / 25.98583°N 80.19361°W / 25.98583; -80.19361

WFUN-LD is a low-powered television station licensed to serve Miami, Florida. It has TV studios in Hialeah Gardens, and transmits to and beyond southeastern Broward and northeastern Miami-Dade counties in southeast Florida, from a broadcast tower on West Hallandale Beach Blvd. in the Carver Ranches section of West Park, and northeast of the massive multi-station Andover broadcast tower at U.S. 441 and the county line. It is owned and operated by the América CV Network and is home of América TeVé.

History[edit]

The station's application was first submitted in 1980, but a construction permit was never finally issued until 1988, with a broadcast license issued the following year as W27AQ. In June 1998, it was changed to channel 48 as W48CI. In early 1999, it became WFUN-LP, became class-A WFUN-CA in 2002, then reverted to regular LPTV status in 2004. In 2009, it flash-cut to digital TV on channel 48.

The station has been through several ownership changes, though some of these transfers in the early 2000s appear to be within the Rodriguez family.

New life has been breathed into WFUN-LD as WJAN-CD has moved all of its América TeVé programming to it following the launch of the MundoFox network on August 13, 2012. On August 13, 2012, most of América CV stations that joined MundoFox added América TeVé on their second digital subchannel, except for WKPV and WIRS, which broadcast TeVé on its main channel. However, MundoFox's relationship with WJAN/WFUN would end on December 28, 2012 with MundoFox Broadcasting LLC moving the Miami affiliation to WGEN-TV.[1]

Due to the loss of the MundoFOX affiliation, on January 28, 2013, WJAN-CD and WFUN-LD launched a new station called Teveo. The channel is stylized as a 24-hour newschannel, shown weekdays from 5:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. and weekends from 7:00–11:00 p.m. It carries all of the station's live newscasts, plus repeats of its 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts and its public affairs programming which includes A Mano Limpia and Sevcec a Fondo. It also added live weekday hour-long 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. newscasts on that day, making it the only station in South Florida with news at the time (even though the 9:00 p.m. newscast was canceled on April 12, 2013 to make way for a news/talk program that debuted, the following Monday). On weekends, it shows the best of programming from its news department. Paid programming is shown at other times of the day. The channel is shown on WFUN 48.2, Comcast Channel 82, Atlantic Broadband Channel 3 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 41.

Digital television[edit]

Channel Video Aspect Programming
48.1 / 41.2 720p 16:9 Main América TeVé programming
48.2 / 41.1 720p 16:9 Teveo (see above for details)

Newscasts[edit]

WFUN-LD produces 17 1/2 hours of local news and 17 1/2 hours of local news/talk programming, each week. WFUN-LD's news department (otherwise known as America Noticias) are shown only on weekdays, as they don't produce any news on weekends. WFUN-LD is the last station in South Florida to still produce news in 4:3 standard definition, even though as of April 2013, some of the station's content including cameras, graphics, promos and its shows are starting to broadcast in 16:9 high definition. All of the station's live newscasts are also shown on Teveo, the station's stylized 24-hour newschannel, shown weekdays from 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. and weekends from 7:00-11:00 p.m.

  • Weekday newscasts are consisted of:
    • AN|5 - 5:00-6:00 p.m. (otherwise known as America Noticias a las 5:00)
    • AN|6 - 6:00-6:30 p.m. (otherwise known as America Noticias a las 6:00 - repeated at 6:30 p.m. on Teveo)
    • AN|7 - 7:00-8:00 p.m. (otherwise known as America Noticias a las 7:00 - shown only on Teveo)
    • AN|10 - 10:00-10:30 p.m. (otherwise known as America Noticias a las 10:00)
    • Al Cierre - 11:00-11:30 p.m. (otherwise known as America Noticias al Cierre - repeated at 11:30 p.m. on Teveo)
WFUN-LD also produces several programs under its news department.
  • Arrebatados - weekdays at 4:00 p.m. (news magazine)
  • Sevcec a Fondo - weeknights at 8:00 p.m. (news/talk - also shown on Teveo)
  • A Mano Limipia - weeknights at 9:00 p.m. (news/talk - exclusively on Teveo)
  • El Espejo - weeknights at 10:30 p.m. (news/talk - also shown on Teveo)

Anchors[edit]

  • Juan Manuel Cao - weeknights at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.; also host of El Espejo at 10:30 p.m.
  • Yossie Galindo - weeknights at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  • Yelenis Reina - weeknights at 6:00 p.m.
  • Alejandra Molina - weeknights at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
  • Felix Guillermo - weeknights at 10:00 p.m.; also host of A Mano Limpia at 9:00 p.m. (on Teveo; was a former WSCV 51 journalist)
  • Luisiana Rios - weeknights at 11:00 p.m.

Weather[edit]

  • Javier Serrano - chief meteorologist; weeknights at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m.
  • Marlen Gonzalez - fill-in weathercaster for Javier Serrano

Sports[edit]

  • Yiki Quintana - sports director; weeknights at 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. (also the Spanish voice of the Miami Marlins on WAQI with Felo Ramirez)
  • Roly Martin - weeknight 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. fill-in (usually the main sportscaster whenever Yiki Quintana is gone, due to his MLB Spanish Play-by-Play commitments)
  • Francisco Blavia - weeknights at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Local program hosts[edit]

  • Maria Laria - host of Arrebatados (the news magazine shown weekdays at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Oscar Phizyk - co-host of Arrebatados (the news magazine shown weekdays at 4:00 p.m.)
  • Pedro Sevcec - host of Sevcec a Fondo (the news/talk program shown weeknights at 8:00 p.m.; former anchor of Noticiero Telemundo)
  • Felix Guillermo - host of A Mano Limpia (the news/talk program shown weeknights at 9:00 p.m.)

Former on-air staff[edit]

  • Oscar Haza - talk show host (2003−2013; resigned from America Teve and left after breach of contract and damages over unpaid salary. He left for Mega TV 22 Miami) [2][3]

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