|This article is outdated. (July 2012)|
|Arecibo, Puerto Rico|
|Branding||TeLe-Romántica Puerto Rico|
|Slogan||Vive las Emociones|
|Channels||Digital: 14 (UHF)|
|Owner||Corporate Media Consultants Group, LLC
(49% owned by Max Media)
(CMCG Puerto Rico License, LLC)
|Founded||February 28, 1990|
|Former affiliations||Independent (1990-2006, 2007–2009)
AccuWeather (2009, 2011–2013)
|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 49% is owned by Max Media. it is Branded as TeLe-Romántica Puerto Rico.
WMEI was founded on February 28, 1990 by Locally-Owned Arecibo Broadcating Services.
On December 28, 1994 WMEI Launches WWKQ-LP Channel 33, a Low Power TV Station in Quebradillas.
Also WMEI Begans Operations for WQQZ-CA Channel 33 in Ponce On February 12, 1999.
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 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.
In November 2013, Locally-owned Arecibo Broadcasting System 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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