|This article is outdated. (July 2012)|
|Arecibo, Puerto Rico|
|Slogan||Algo Nuevo, Algo Refrescante|
|Channels||Digital: 14 (UHF)|
|Owner||Corporate Media Consultants Group, LLC
(Power Television International (51%) / Max Media (49%))
(CMCG Puerto Rico License, LLC)
|Former affiliations||Telefe Internacional (2006-2007)
AccuWeather (2009, 2011–2013, 2014-present)
|Transmitter power||315 kW|
WMEI is a television station in Arecibo, Puerto Rico that broadcasts over digital channel 14. The station is owned by Corporate Media Consultants Group, LLC which 51% is owned by Power Television International and 49% is owned by Max Media. it is Branded as TeleMar.
WMEI was founded on February 28, 1990 by Locally-Owned Arecibo Broadcasting Systems managed by Hector Negroni Cartagena.
On December 28, 1994 WMEI Launches WWKQ-LP Channel 26, a Low Power TV Station in Quebradillas owned by Signal Broadcasting.
Also WMEI Began Operations for WQQZ-CA Channel 33 in Ponce On February 12, 1999 also owned by Signal Broadcasting.
WMEI Channel 60 began its regular programming in November 2006, and was an affiliate of Telefe Internacional branded as Mi 60 from 2006 to 2007, showing Informercials from 4PM to 12AM.
WMEI Channel 60 officially Launches Operations as an Independent station on March 20, 2007 at 6:25AM, & it is Branded as Telemar Puerto Rico from 2007 to 2009, from 2011 to 2013 and Again Since May 11, 2014. WMEI is an affiliate of the Spanish version of The Local AccuWeather Channel.
In March 2007, WMEI Launched its Digital Satellite Station in Mayaguez, WOST Channel 16.
WMEI, along with its satellite stations, was off the air for several months in early 2009. This was due to WMEI and WOST having shut down their analog signals in January 2009 to prepare for the digital transition. However, due to the transition date being delayed until June 12, 2009 (from its original February 17 date) and WTIN and WNJX-TV opting to retain their analog signals on WMEI and WOST's post transition channels until June, WMEI and WOST could not begin digital broadcasts until WTIN and WNJX terminated their analog signals.
WMEI was affiliated with Mega TV on November 23, 2009; the affiliation was previously on WSJU-TV. Prior to this, WMEI had carried a Spanish-language version of The Local AccuWeather Channel, and before that was an independent station.
WMEI became affiliated once again in February 2013, this time with TeLe-Romantica, U.S. Spanish Entertainment Network, which Programming Includes: Telenovelas, Movies, Series & Documentaries. TeLe-Romantica ceases operations in May 2014 due to the station's website failure.
In November 2013, Power Television International acquired the non-license assets of WMEI & its Satellite Stations from Corporate Media Consultants Group for $18 million.
WMEI rebroadcasts on the following stations:
|Station||City of license||Channels
|Facility ID||Transmitter coordinates|
|March 20, 2007||50 kW||327 m||60357|
|Quebradillas||26 (UHF)||December 28, 1994||17.82 kW||163.7 m||60369|
|Ponce||33 (UHF)||February 12, 1999||3 kW||613 m||32142|
- "Mega TV available island wide in Puerto Rico.". HispanicAd. November 24, 2009. Retrieved December 19, 2009.
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WMEI
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WOST
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WWKQ-LP
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WQQZ-CA
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