WLLC-LP

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WLLC-LP
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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
ChannelsDigital: 19 (UHF)
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
BrandingUnivision Nashville
UniMás Nashville (on LD2)
Programming
Affiliations42.1: Univision (2014-present)
42.2: UniMás
42.3: AMGTV
42.4: Test Pattern
42.5: Nuestra Visión
Ownership
OwnerJKB Associates, Inc.
History
First air date
November 7, 1996; 23 years ago (1996-11-07)
Former call signs
W59AW (1996–1997)
W52CT (1997–2004)
W42CR (2004–2005)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
59 (UHF, 1996–1997)
52 (UHF, 1997–2004)
42 (UHF, 2004–2009)
Digital:
41 (UHF, 2007–2014)
42 (UHF, 2014–2020)
Analog/LD1:
America One (1996–2004)
TeleFutura (2004–2013)
LD3:
Bounce TV (2011-2019)
LD4:
Heartland (2016-2019)
LD5:
Biz Television (2016-2017)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID41793
ClassLP
ERP14.9 kW
HAAT148.14 m (486 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36°9′49″N 86°46′45″W / 36.16361°N 86.77917°W / 36.16361; -86.77917
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS

WLLC-LP, virtual channel 42 (UHF digital channel 19), is a low powered Univision-affiliated television station licensed to Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Owned by JKB Associates, Inc., WLLC-LP has a transmitter at its studios on Union Street in Nashville's Capitol District.

History[edit]

The station signed on the air with the call sign W59AW on channel 59 in 1996. It carried programming from America One 24 hours a day.[1] The station only stayed on channel 59 for a year until 1997, when it then moved to channel 52 and changed its call sign to W52CT.

In 2004, it moved to its current channel position of channel 42 and changed its call sign to W42CR. The station also dropped the America One affiliation and became an affiliate of the new Spanish network TeleFutura.[2] The station changed its call sign again that same year to the current WLLC-LP.

Bounce TV Nashville Logo from its launch on September 26, 2011, and was used until the affiliate's discontinuation on December 2, 2019.

WLLC launched a Third digital subchannel on 42.3 affiliated with Bounce TV, the first 24/7 digital multi-cast broadcast network created exclusively for African Americans.[3] TeleFutura was rebranded as UniMás. From 2005 to 2013, the station was branded as TeleFutura 42, and after TeleFutura was rebranded to UniMás, then identified itself as UniMás Nashville.

WLLC affiliated with Univision (which is a sister network to UniMás) on its main channel of 42.1, therefore programming from UniMás moved to WLLC's second subchannel of 42.2, and programming from Bounce TV moved to a new subchannel of 42.3.[4]

On July 5, 2016, WLLC-LP added Biz Television to a new subchannel of 42.4, Biz Television would be relocated to 42.5 at a later date, as Heartland was added to channel 42.4 on November 1, 2016, therefore making WLLC-LP the new Flagship Station for Heartland.[5] WSMV-TV previously served as the Flagship Station for Heartland from 2012 (When it made its return as a reincarnation of The Nashville Network) until November 1, 2016, when WSMV replaced Heartland with Escape on its 4.2 subchannel. At some point in 2017, the 42.5 subchannel for Biz Television was discontinued, However, the 42.5 subchannel would be reactivated on December 24, 2018, carrying another Spanish General Entertainment Network Nuestravision.[6]

On December 2, 2019, WLLC-LP Discontinued Bounce TV on 42.3 and Heartland on 42.4, Bounce TV was replaced with the general entertainment network, AMGTV on 42.3, while Heartland was temporarily replaced with a test pattern on 42.4, while WLLC-LP finds a new affiliation for that subchannel.[7]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[8]
42.1 720p 16:9 Univis Main WLLC-LP programming / Univision
42.2 480i UniMas UniMás
42.3 AMG-TV AMGTV
42.4 4:3 Heartland Test Pattern
42.5 Nuestra Nuestra Visión

News operation[edit]

WLLC previously carried daily 90-second news updates. The news updates were produced by WTVF and were anchored by Eva Melo. It was the only Spanish-language newscast in Nashville, a market consisting of about 4% Spanish-speaking viewers, a fast-growing audience in the Middle Tennessee area. As of 2011 WTVF no longer produces news updates for WLLC.

In 2014, WLLC General Manager Dave Carter said the station had plans to include local news-related programming, but would be at least 2015 before a traditional newscast would be offered.[9]

Cable availability[edit]

WLLC is also available on cable. WLLC's main channel (which carries the Univision affiliation) is available on AT&T U-verse on channel 42 & in high-definition on channel 3002. That is the only channel from the station that the AT&T U-verse cable system carries.[10]

Also, both of WLLC's channels are available on Comcast/Xfinity, with Univision on channels 99 & 613, UniMás on channels 248 & 612. Bounce TV was previously seen on channel 235, when it was discontinued on October 1, as a result of WKRN-TV becoming a new affiliate of the Network and was already seen on Comcast on channel 245.[11]

In April 2016, Google Fiber launched WLLC's Univision and UniMás channels on its system.

WLLC is not available on any other cable providers in the Middle Tennessee area.

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