|Merrimack, New Hampshire/
|Channels||Digital: 34 (UHF)
Virtual: 60 (PSIP)
(operated by ZGS Communications, Inc.)
(NBC Telemundo License Company)
|First air date||1987|
|Call letters' meaning||New
|Former callsigns||WGOT (1987-1998)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
|Former affiliations||independent (1987-1996)
Pax TV (1998-1999)
|Transmitter power||80 kW|
WNEU is the Telemundo affiliate serving the Boston market, licensed to Merrimack, New Hampshire. The station is owned by NBCUniversal, but is controlled by ZGS Communications as a full-power relay of WTMU-LP, primarily serving Boston's northern suburbs and southern New Hampshire.
WNEU signed on in 1987 as WGOT, an independent station. The call sign was derived from the so-called "Golden Triangle" of Manchester, Nashua, and Salem, New Hampshire. For a time, the station aired a 10:00 p.m. newscast anchored by current NHDOT spokesperson Bill Boynton. Paxson Communications purchased the station in the 1990s, and switched WGOT to a mix of infomercials and religion, similar to their other stations.
In 1998, the station changed its call sign to WPXB in preparation for the launch of the Pax TV network, but it ceased to carry Pax programming in 1999 after Paxson acquired WABU (now WBPX), due to conflicts in the immediate Boston area with WABU, and in New Hampshire itself with WNBU (now WPXG). After a brief return to infomercials, the station switched to ValueVision, which later became ShopNBC. NBC acquired the station from Paxson in 2002 and changed the call sign to WNEU, eventually dropping ShopNBC for Telemundo, via a simulcast of ZGS Broadcasting's WTMU-LP (which continues to this day).
During its Paxson ownership, WGOT/WPXB owned a translator in Boston, Massachusetts, W40BO, which was previously W33AV, WRAP-LP, W54AT, and W54CN. When NBC purchased channel 60, Paxson retained W40BO, which has now changed to a translator of WBPX.
- Station website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WNEU
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WNEU-TV
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