WFPA-CD

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WFPA-CD
WFPA-CA UniMas Philadelphia logo.png
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
BrandingUniMás Philadelphia
ChannelsDigital: 35 (UHF)
Virtual: 28 (PSIP)
AffiliationsUniMás
OwnerUnivision Communications
(WXTV License Partnership, G.P.)
First air dateNovember 11, 1995 (23 years ago) (1995-11-11)
Call letters' meaningW TeleFutura PennsylvaniA
(former name of UniMás)
Sister station(s)WUVP-DT, WMGM-TV
Former callsignsW35AB (?–1995)
WXTV-LP (1995–2001)
WFPA-CA (2001–2015)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
35 (?–2000)
28 (2000-2015)
Digital:
28 (UHF, 2015–2019)
Former affiliationsUnivision (via WXTV, 1995–2002)
TeleFutura (2002–2013)
Transmitter power5.7 kW
6.58 kW (CP)
Height357 m (1,171 ft)
ClassCD
Facility ID74216
Transmitter coordinates40°02′30.1″N 75°14′10.1″W / 40.041694°N 75.236139°W / 40.041694; -75.236139Coordinates: 40°02′30.1″N 75°14′10.1″W / 40.041694°N 75.236139°W / 40.041694; -75.236139
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
WebsiteUniMás TV website

WFPA-CD, virtual channel 28 (UHF digital channel 35), is a low-power, Class A UniMás owned-and-operated television station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications, it is sister to the group's duopoly of Vineland, New Jersey-licensed Univision owned-and-operated station WUVP-DT (channel 65) and Wildwood, New Jersey-licensed Justice Network affiliate WMGM-TV (channel 40). WFPA and WUVP share studios on Delsea Drive in Franklin Township; WFPA's transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

History[edit]

The station originally operated as a repeater of New York City's Univision owned-and-operated station, WXTV. It was first licensed as a translator, W35AB, operating on UHF channel 35. After WYBE was granted a license to operate a full-power station on channel 35, the translator moved to channel 28 and was ultimately relicensed as a low-power station, WXTV-LP. In 2002, Univision Communications acquired WUVP (channel 65), and moved its programming there. Channel 28 began to air programming from the then-new TeleFutura network (which relaunched as UniMás in January 2013), and its call letters were changed to WFPA-CA.

In June 2006, the station was added to Philadelphia area Comcast systems on digital cable channel 251. WFPA is also available to DirecTV customers as part of the Philadelphia local channel package. It's also on FiOS in widescreen SD from WUVP-DT 65.2.

In some areas of the market, especially those north of Philadelphia, WFPA's signal causes some reception issues with the digital signal of New York City's WNBC, which broadcasts its digital signal on channel 28 (remapped to virtual channel 4).

On June 3, 2015, the station was licensed for digital operation and changed its call sign to WFPA-CD.

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