WUMN-LP

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WUMN-LP
WUMN13.png
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding Univision Minnesota
Channels Analog: 13 (VHF) Comcast 99, Charter 42 71, Mediacom 23
Digital: 17 (UHF) Charter 63-2
Affiliations Univision
Owner Media Vista Group, LLC
(Media Vista Minneapolis, LLC)
Founded September 26, 1985
(On-air since 1990)
Call letters' meaning W
Univision
MiNneapolis or
MiNnesota (postal abbreviation)
Former callsigns K13UT, K33FB, WBWX-CA
Former affiliations The Box, MTV2
Class Low-power
Website www.univisionminnesota.com

WUMN-LP has the distinction of being the only Spanish-language television station in the Twin Cities market, and is the only Univision-affiliated in the state of Minnesota. WUMN-LP is the Univision-affiliated television station for the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and is licensed to Minnesota. It broadcasts a low-power analog signal on channel 13 from a transmitter located on the Campbell Mithun building in Downtown Minneapolis. Owned by Media Vista Group, LLC, WUMN-LP maintains studios located on 527 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis. This station can also be seen on Comcast channel 99, Mediacom channel 23, and Charter Communications 42, 63 or 71.[1]

History[edit]

WUMN's logo prior to January 1, 2013

WUMN began its broadcasting operation in 2005 as a low-powered station. In January 2005, after Equity Media Holdings's purchase of channel 13, the station was re-called WUMN-LP, to reflect its new Univision affiliation.[2]

WUMN was sold to SP Television on June 2, 2009. The sale closed on August 17, 2009.[3] SP Television reached a deal to sell WUMN to Media Vista Group on December 21, 2012.[4]

On October 29, 2013 WUMN was granted a construction permit license by the FCC to transition its broadcast signal to digital on UHF channel 17, formerly occupied by the analog signal of KTCI.[2] At the time WUMN was the last television station broadcasting an analog signal in the Twin Cities market.

News[edit]

Equity also produced Spanish-language local newscasts at 5 and 10 pm, originating out of the company's program production center in Davenport, Iowa. On June 6, 2008, Equity discontinued local newscasts at its six Univision affiliates, including WUMN.[5] In 2009, WUMN debuted its new local show Impacto Local, visually documenting and informing the Twin Cities community on Education, Politics, Immigration, News, Sports, Culture and Music events and airing on a weekly basis at 10:00 PM Central Time.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Univision Minnesota Website, Univision Minnesota Information.
  2. ^ a b FCC Licensing, FCC Licensing Website.
  3. ^ FCC, FCC Website.
  4. ^ Seyler, Dave (January 16, 2013). "Fleet of Univision-affiliated LPTVs sold". Television Business Report. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ TV Newsday, 6/10/2008
  6. ^ Univision Minnesota Website, Univision Minnesota Information.
  • Deborah Caulfield Rybak (March 26, 2005). New at 5 and 10, news in Spanish. Star Tribune.

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