WTNC-LD

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WTNC-LD
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Branding UniMás Raleigh
Channels Digital: 40 (UHF)
Virtual: 26 (PSIP)
Affiliations UniMás
Owner Univision
Call letters' meaning W Telefutura North Carolina
Former callsigns WIWW-LP (1997-2003)
Transmitter power 15 kW
Facility ID 70112
Transmitter coordinates 36°03′33″N 78°57′11″W / 36.05917°N 78.95306°W / 36.05917; -78.95306

WTNC-LD is a low-powered television station in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina television market. Licensed to Durham, WTNC-LP is affiliated with the Spanish-language UniMás network. Owned by Univision and operated alongside WUVC-DT, it broadcasts on UHF channel 26. In addition to its low-powered signal WTNC-LP can be seen on Time Warner channel 17 in Raleigh/Fayetteville and channel 20 in Durham/Chapel Hill. WTNC-LP is also now carried on WUVC digital subchannel 40.2.

History[edit]

Former logo (2002-2013)

Originally licensed to be low power W59CR, the station signed on in late 1997 as WIWW-LP from a tower near the corner of NC 98 and US 70 By-Pass in East Durham. Broadcasting then on channel 59, the station rebroadcast WACN-LP 34 from Apex, a Christian TV station. When WUNC-TV needed UHF channel 59 for digital, WIWW vacated the channel for UHF 26 on the WNCU tower off Rose of Sharon Road in NW Durham. It was home shopping for a while, then dark, then Telefutura (now UniMás). In 2007, WTNC began simulcasting as a digital subchannel of sister-station WUVC-TV in Fayetteville and other southern regions of the viewing area. In 2010 WTNC switched to digital broadcasting.

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