WORO-DT

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WORO-DT
Fajardo / San Juan, Puerto Rico
Branding Canal 13
Slogan La señal que nos une. / El canal de la familia
(The family channel)
Alumbrando tu camino
Channels Digital: 13 (VHF)
Subchannels 13.1 Independent
Owner Roman Catholic Church - San Juan Archdiocese
First air date November 1, 1984
Call letters' meaning Oro = Spanish for gold
Former callsigns WPRV-TV (1984-2006)
WORO-TV (2006-2009)
Former affiliations ABC (1984-1989)
Fox (1989-1992)
Transmitter power 38 kW
Height 855 m
Facility ID 73901
Transmitter coordinates 18°18′28″N 65°47′41″W / 18.30778°N 65.79472°W / 18.30778; -65.79472

WORO-DT is a full-power, educational/religious television station located in San Juan, Puerto Rico transmitting over digital channel 13. The station is owned by Puerto Rico's Roman Catholic Church and is branded as TeleOro.

History[edit]

This station was formerly WPRV-TV. During part of the 1980s, the station was affiliated with ABC and in the late 1980s and early '90s with Fox.

Since 2002, WORO leased its prime time hours to local producer Angelo Medina for his sport programming block branded as Deportes 13. During these hours, Deportes 13 transmit sport related programming and events such as MLB, National Basketball Association (NBA), Liga de Voleibol Superior Masculino among others. Currently the station is transmitting all the home games of the Maratonistas de Coamo (Double A Baseball Club).

It was in lengthy discussion with Dish Network. When the station changed format, Dish gave up and dropped talks.

Singer, writer, producer Silverio Perez currently have a variety show called Buenas Noches con Silverio (Good Night with Silverio).

In August 2008, TeleOro announced that the station would develop a news program titled "Hora Informativa".[1] The production's goal is to cover local news as well as material that other channels consider "soft".[1] Segments are led by Luis Penchi and José Ángel Cordero, and covers controversial themes that might not be covered otherwise due to the station's religious focus.[1] Today, WORO produces local news (branded as Noticias 13), weeknights at 6:00 and 10:30 as well as Saturday nights at 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. The station doesn't produce news on Sunday nights.

Digital television[edit]

On February 17, 2009, WORO signed off its analog signal and completed its move to digital.

Current On-air staff[edit]

  • Jose Angel Cordero - weekdays at 11:30am, 6:00pm & 10:30pm
  • Yarimar Marrero - weeknights at 6:00pm & 10:30pm

Local Program Hosts[edit]

  • Emmanuel Soltero (also works at WKAQ-TV & WRFB-DT3)
  • Dr. Natalio Izquierdo
  • Monseñor Willie Peña
  • Padre Mateo Mateo
  • Geraldine Fernandez
  • Maria Maria
  • Padre Milton Rivera Vigo
  • Sylmarie Villalobos
  • Pijuan
  • Luis Molina Casanova
  • Victor Rodriguez
  • Ruben Morales
  • Monseñor Ivan Huertas Colon
  • Iris D. Sanchez

Former Hosts[edit]

  • Luis Penchi in Cara a Cara and Noticias 13 (now a Catholic Monk)
  • Silverio Perez
  • Lucy Pereda
  • Victor Alicea
  • Carmen N. Velazquez
  • Gerardo Ortiz

Camarographers[edit]

  • Alejandro Vila
  • Jairo Cardona
  • Hiram Delgado

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Karol Joselyn Sepúlveda (2008-08-06). "Con nuevo noticiario" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. Retrieved 2008-08-10. [dead link]

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