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Estrella TV Logo.png
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Branding WESV 40 Chicago
Channels Digital: 40 (UHF)
Virtual: 40 (PSIP)
Affiliations Estrella TV
Owner Liberman Broadcasting
(KRCA License LLC)
Founded December 8, 1987; 29 years ago (1987-12-08)
Call letters' meaning W-Estrella TV
Former callsigns W36AO (1987–2002)
W68DO (2002–2006)
W40BY (2006–2010)
WESV-LP (2010–2011)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
36 (UHF, 1987–2002)
68 (UHF, 2002–2006)
40 (UHF, 2006–2010)
Former affiliations TBN
Transmitter power 6 kW
Height 455 m (above ground level)
Facility ID 68043
Website http://www.estrellatv.com/

WESV-LD is a estrellaTV-owned and operated low-power television station that is licensed in Chicago and is owned by Liberman Broadcasting. The station is an owned-and operated station of Liberman's Spanish language Estrella TV, and transmits from Willis Tower in The Loop.

Digital television[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
40.1 720p 16:9 WESV-LD Main WESV-LD programming / Estrella TV


Prior to becoming an Estrella TV affiliate, this station was licensed to Palatine and it was owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network as a translator of full-power station WWTO-TV in LaSalle for Chicago's northwest suburbs before moving to Chicago proper in the digital age. Liberman bought the licence in February 2010.[1] The sale was closed on December 6 and the station signed on with Estrella TV programming the following day.[2]


  1. ^ "Liberman gains Chicago TV outlet". Television Business Report. February 22, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chicago LPTV Station Sold". Chicagoland Radio and Media. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 

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