WBOC-LD

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WBOC-LD
WBOC-LD Logo.png
Georgetown, Delaware/Salisbury, Maryland
United States
CityGeorgetown, Delaware
(to change to Cambridge, Maryland)
Branding
  • Telemundo Delmarva (general)
  • Telemundo 42 (general)
  • Noticias WBOC en Telemundo Delmarva (news)
SloganDos Idiomas, Una Voz
("Two languages, one voice")
ChannelsDigital: 42 (UHF)
(to move to 22 (UHF))
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
Affiliations42.1: Telemundo
31.3: NBC
OwnerDraper Holdings Business Trust
(WBOC, Inc.)
FoundedDecember 15, 2011 (7 years ago) (2011-12-15)
First air dateOctober 2, 2017 (23 months ago) (2017-10-02)
Call letters' meaningWe're Between the Ocean and the Chesapeake
Sister station(s)TV: WBOC-TV, WRDE-LD, WSJZ-LD, WRUE-LD
Radio: WBOC-FM, WCEM-FM, WTDK, WCEM, WAAI[1]
Former callsignsW42EI-D (2011−2017)
Transmitter power15 kW
Height249 m (817 ft)
91 m (299 ft) (CP)
Facility ID187976
Transmitter coordinates38°38′35.8″N 75°12′57.4″W / 38.643278°N 75.215944°W / 38.643278; -75.215944
38°30′18″N 75°38′36″W / 38.50500°N 75.64333°W / 38.50500; -75.64333 (CP)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.telemundodelmarva.com

WBOC-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 42, is a low-powered Telemundo-affiliated television station licensed to Georgetown, Delaware, United States and serving the Salisbury, Maryland television market.[2] Owned by the Draper Holdings Business Trust, it is a sister station to Salisbury-licensed dual CBS/Fox affiliate WBOC-TV (channel 16) and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware-licensed low-powered NBC affiliate WRDE-LD (channel 31), as well as five radio stations.[1] All of the outlets share studios on North Salisbury Boulevard in Salisbury; WBOC-LD's transmitter is located near Long Neck, Delaware.

History[edit]

On October 20, 2017, WBOC launched a new channel to be the area's Telemundo affiliate. In November 2017, WBOC-LD secured carriage on Delmarva area cable systems including Comcast Xfinity in Delaware and Maryland and Verizon Fios in Delaware.[3] Also in November, a standard definition simulcast of WBOC-LD started being broadcast on WBOC-TV on channel 42.2. That simulcast ended on August 13, 2018.[4] In February 2018, the station began producing local news and weather updates in Spanish airing multiple times a day. The newscasts utilize the studio, graphics, music and talent[citation needed] of sister station WBOC-TV. Beginning in April 2019, a simulcast of WBOC-LD started being broadcast on WSJZ-LD on channel 42.3. In May 2019, a simulcast of WRDE-LD began being broadcast on a new subchannel.[5]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[6]
42.1 1080i 16:9 Telemun Main WBOC-LD programming / Telemundo
31.3 WRDE-LD Simulcast of WRDE-LD / NBC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Home". WBOC Radio. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  2. ^ "New TV Station for Delmarva: WBOC to Launch a Telemundo Affiliate". wboc.com.
  3. ^ "WBOC & FOX21 Return to Verizon FiOS Lineup". Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  4. ^ "WBOC Classics Back on Over-the-air Channel 16.2". Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  5. ^ "WRDE Now Available Over-the-Air in HD". Retrieved 2019-06-17.
  6. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WBOC-LD

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