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Chicago, Illinois
United States
BrandingEstrella TV Canal Cuarenta Chicago
ChannelsDigital: 40 (UHF)
Virtual: 40 (PSIP)
AffiliationsEstrella TV
OwnerLiberman Broadcasting
(KRCA License LLC)
FoundedDecember 8, 1987; 30 years ago (1987-12-08)
Call letters' meaningW-Estrella TV
Former callsignsW36AO (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 affiliationsTBN
Transmitter power6 kW
Height455 m (above ground level)
Facility ID68043

WESV-LD is an Estrella TV-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.

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. It was used 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. Archived from the original on April 13, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "Chicago LPTV Station Sold". Chicagoland Radio and Media. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2011-01-04.

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