WOCK-CD

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WOCK-CD
MundoFox WOCK 13.png
Chicago, Illinois
Branding MundoFox 13 WOCK Chicago
Slogan Americano Como Tu.
Channels Digital: 4 (VHF)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations MundoFox
Owner KM Communications
Founded August 22, 1984; 29 years ago (August 22, 1984)
Call letters' meaning W(R)OCK music (for former music video format)
Former callsigns W13BE (1984-1994)
WOCK-LP (1994-2000)
WOCK-CA (2000-2009)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
13 (1984-2009)
Former affiliations independent(1984-1991)
The Box, MTV2 (1991-2001)
CCTV (2001-2006)
Azteca América (2006-2008)
CV Network (2008-2010)
LATV (2010-2012)
Transmitter power 300 watts

WOCK-CD is the MundoFox affiliate for Chicago, Illinois in the United States. It is owned by KM Communications, and transmits on VHF channel 4. The transmitter is located on the John Hancock Tower. Additionally, WOCK's main signal is also carried by Fox Television Stations on WPWR-TV over their 50.3 digital subchannel, both to provide a full-power over-the-air signal of MundoFox to the market and to address the weaknesses of transmitting in the low VHF band digitally.

Digital television[edit]

Virtual RF Video Aspect Name Programming
13.1 4.1 720p 16:9 WOCK-DT MundoFox (MundoFox 13 Chicago)
13.2 4.2 480i 4:3 WOCK KBC
13.3 4.3 VLTV Veria Living
13.4 4.4 16:9 WOCK TheCoolTV
13.5 4.5 4:3 WOCK-LD Soul of the South Network

History[edit]

The station was originally assigned the translator call sign of W13BE; it changed to WOCK-LP in 1994, and received class-A status in 2000, making it WOCK-CA.

WOCK was an affiliate of The Box until that network's acquisition by Viacom in 2001, resulting in The Box being merged into MTV2. The station became an affiliate of Florida-based Videomix which aired hip hop music videos, during the mid-summer 2001. That autumn, it began broadcasting programs from China Central Television, carrying a mix of CCTV-4 and CCTV-9 programming provided by China Star TV. It switched to Azteca América in 2006, and then to CV Network in late 2008.

WOCK-CA received a construction permit to build a low-power digital television station, WOCK-CD, on channel 4, radiating primarily to the southwest. This took to the air at midnight on June 4, 2009, with WOCK then ceasing its analog transmission.

After the transition, WOCK was running the CV Network programming previously seen on the analog signal on virtual channel 13.1, and Korean language programming, simulcast from co-owned WOCH-CA, on virtual channel 13.2. WOCK dropped CV Network for Mega TV on January 11, 2010.[1]

In July 2010, WOCK acquired LATV from WGN-TV, after the latter dropped the network; it shortly after began its run on WOCK-CD's subchannel, 13.3.[2]

In August 2012, WOCK moved MegaTV to 13.5 and began carrying the MundoFox network on the primary 13.1 in HD. They also dropped LATV, which moved to W25DW-D as 25.5.

On January 28, 2013, America One/Asian American Network on 13.4 was replaced by WeatherNation TV.[3]

On May 27, 2013, MegaTV was replaced by Soul of the South.[4]

In January 2014, WeatherNation TV was replaced by Infomercials, then replaced by TheCoolTV a few months later. [5]

Newscast[edit]

WOCK-CD launched a 9 p.m. newscast, Hoy Noticias MundoFox 13, on April 18, 2014. The newscast is produced by the Chicago Tribune-owned Spanish-language newspaper Hoy.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malone, Michael (January 11, 2010). "Mega TV Debuts in Major Markets". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.latv.com/affiliates
  3. ^ "WOCK-TV Introduces 24-Hour WeatherNation TV to Chicago". January 28, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "SOUL OF THE SOUTH NETWORK Set to Launch Memorial Day Weekend After Securing Nearly $10 Million Investor Infusion". April 18, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ [1] Chicagoland Radio and Media, January 17, 2014.
  6. ^ Channick, Robert (April 3, 2014). "Hoy to launch nightly newscast on MundoFox Chicago". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

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