|Channels||Digital: 25 (UHF)
Virtual: 25 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||25.1 Telemundo HD|
|Owner||ZGS Broadcast Holdings|
|Founded||January 25, 1993|
|Call letters' meaning||W
|Former callsigns||W64BW (1993-1995)
|Transmitter power||6.8 kw|
WZDC-CD is a low-power Telemundo affiliate in the Washington, DC area. The station is owned by ZGS Broadcast Holdings, and broadcasts on channel 25 from a transmitter located in the Northeast region of the District of Columbia.
WZDC-CD signed on as W64BW channel 64 on January 25, 1993, as Washington, DC's Telemundo affiliate. On December 1, 1995, the call letters were changed to WZGS-LP, reflecting the station's ownership. On June 27, 2000, the call letters were changed to WZDC-LP.
On June 3, 2002, the station started a local Spanish newscast, at 6pm and 11pm.
On April 10, 2007 WZDC-LP moved to channel 25, as the channel 64 frequency was slated to be phased out of television broadcasting. The move was also required in order to expand its coverage area throughout the metro DC area, including most of Prince George's County in Maryland. When the station was on channel 64, it broadcast with an effective radiated power of 12.5 kilowatts.
In 2003, the station launched La Feria de la Familia, a ZGS Station Group signature event and Washington DC's largest free event for the Hispanic community in the market. La Feria welcomes over 20,000 viewers and more than 100 participating companies showcases their products and services. Top Telemundo network celebrities, international musical acts and news talent stop by to meet viewers. Traditionally, the event culminates with a grand prize giveaway of a brand new Toyota for a lucky attendee.
WZDC's callsign was modified to have a "-CA" suffix on October 3, 2008; this reflects its status as a class A station. The suffix changed again, this time to "-CD," on September 28, 2011 to reflect WZDC's conversion to digital broadcasting.
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