WRMD-CD

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WRMD-CD
WRMD49.png
Tampa, Florida
United States
Branding Telemundo Tampa
Channels Digital: 49 (UHF)
Virtual: 49 (PSIP)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner ZGS Communications
First air date October 29, 1987
Call letters' meaning W Radio Mundo (in reference to its AM sister, WRMD-AM 680 (now WGES))
Former callsigns W57BA (1987-1994)
Former affiliations Channel America[when?]
Class CD
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website tampa.holaciudad.com

WRMD-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 49, is a low-powered Telemundo-affiliated television station located in Tampa, Florida, United States. The station is owned by ZGS Communications. WRMD maintains studio facilities located on West Spruce Street in Tampa, and its transmitter located atop the Park Tower in downtown Tampa.

On cable, the station is available on Bright House Networks channel 13 in Hillsborough County (Fox owned-and-operated station WTVT, which broadcasts on virtual channel 13 over-the-air, is instead carried on channel 14 due to signal ingress issues) and channel 95 in Pinellas County; WOW! channel 99 in Pinellas County; Verizon FIOS channel 18 and locally on DirecTV.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on October 29, 1987, originally broadcasting on UHF channel 57 as an affiliate of Channel America. Shortly afterward, the station was acquired by ZGS Communications, which converted the station into the Tampa Bay market's new Telemundo affiliate. WMRD originally broadcast on UHF channel 57 until the early 2000s, when the station relocated to UHF channel 49, to make room for WTTA (channel 38)'s new digital signal on channel 57. In 2004, the station began to be carried on Bright House Networks's cable systems in portions of the Tampa Bay market outside of Tampa proper.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
49.1 480i 16:9 WRMD CD Main WRMD-CD programming / Telemundo

Local programming[edit]

WRMD-CD airs a simulcast of Telenoticias de Puerto Rico from Telemundo owned-and-operated station WKAQ-TV in San Juan each weeknight at 6:00 p.m. The station also airs one-minute local weather briefs throughout the day as well as Spanish-language Florida Lottery drawings. On August 14, 2011, the station debuted its first locally-produced program, a lifestyle and entertainment magazine program titled Holaciudad teve!, which airs Sundays at 6 p.m.[2]

News Operation[edit]

On September 9,2014 it launch the station's first Spanish language newscast [1] Which didn't debut Monday it was a Tuesday because of the holiday. Building a new set graphics with hiring 15 staffers with new news department. Before launch of news operation weather cut-in from WTMO-CD and news updates some simulcast of Telenoticias de Puerto Rico. Newscast air Monday-Friday 6 p.m. and 11 p.m..

References[edit]

3. http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/09/telemundo-tampa-launches-weekday-newscast.html /news/

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