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Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Branding WORA Televisión (general)
ABC 5 (DT2)
VIVE Televisión (DT3)
WORA-TV Noticias (newscasts)
Slogan Televisión es poder, déjate ver (general)
Like it Aquí (DT2)
Todo tu Mundo en tu Televisor (DT3)
Channels Digital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 5 (PSIP)
Subchannels 5.1 Telemundo
(repeater of WKAQ-TV)

5.2 ABC
5.3 VIVE / Independent
5.4 Telemundo
(repeater of WKAQ-TV)

5.5 Punto 2
Translators W05CY-D 5.4 Mayagüez
W05DA-D 5.1 Fajardo
W05DB-D 5.1 Ponce
W10BG-D 10.1 Mayagüez
W29EE-D 5.1 San Lorenzo
Owner Telecinco, Inc.
First air date October 12, 1955
Call letters' meaning Named after former sister station WORA (AM)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
5 (VHF, 1955–2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1955–1985)
Repeater for WAPA-TV (1955–1985)
Repeater for WKAQ-TV (1985–1994, 2015-present)
Repeater for WLII(-DT) (1995–2014)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 634.2 m
Facility ID 64865
Transmitter coordinates 18°8′56″N 66°59′20″W / 18.14889°N 66.98889°W / 18.14889; -66.98889
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.woratv.com

WORA-TV, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 29), is a television station located in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. On its main subchannel, the station rebroadcasts over 95% of WKAQ-TV's programming under an affiliation agreement. WORA-TV produces some local programming, mostly airing on Sunday afternoons. During local programming, the station brands itself as either Telecinco or WORA Televisión. The station is owned by Telecinco, Inc. WORA-TV maintain studio facilities at the Guanajibo Building in Mayaguez, and its transmitter located at Monte del Estado in Maricao.


Founded by Alfredo Ramírez de Arellano y Bártoli in 1955, WORA-TV was the first television station in Puerto Rico's west coast. The station was named for then-sister station WORA radio (760 AM and 97.5 FM, now WIOB). During its early years, the station produced its own programming, but its schedule eventually shifted toward infomercials, possibly due to the lack of interest from local businesses to advertise on television.

In 1979, WORA-TV entered into an affiliation agreement with San Juan-based WAPA-TV, ending its run as a locally-run independent station. After that point, most television stations on the island's western coast followed suit. By joining with economically stronger stations from the San Juan market, market divisions on the island ended.

In 1985, WORA-TV changed its affiliation agreement to WKAQ-TV, and on January 1, 1995, at exactly 12:00 AM, it started a new affiliation agreement with WLII.

On September 19, 2014, it was announced that WORA would become an ABC affiliate on November 1, 2014, replacing low-power station WPRU-LP, carrying the network on a subchannel branded as ABC 5.[1]

On January 1, 2015, WORA-TV again become a semi-satellite of WKAQ-TV on channel 5.1. Univision programming moved to WOLE-DT channel 12, on the same date. On March 9, 2015, WORA's third digital subchannel added VIVE, which broadcasts series from Televisión Española.

News operation[edit]

WORA-TV has a small news division branded as WORA-TV Noticias which airs during WKAQ-TV's Telenoticias news broadcasts. This 15 to 30 minute news segments concentrates on events happening in and around Mayagüez and Puerto Rico's west coast.

On the WORA-TV 5.2 subchannel (which broadcasts ABC programs), a simulcast WABC-TV's Eyewitness News is aired. The 5.2 Subchannel does not air local Puerto Rican newscasts in English. The local program, En Récord broadcasts on the evening.

Local Programs produced by WORA-TV[edit]

  • WORA-TV Noticias
  • Family K
  • Mascoteando con Doctor Doggie
  • Pawn Shop Live
  • Vamos a Explorar
  • De Show con Henry Lugo
  • Telemercadeo 2000
  • Mayagüez Informa
  • What's In
  • En San German Seguimos Trabajando y Progresando
  • WORA-TV Rewind

Local Programs produced by WORA-DT2/ABC 5[edit]

  • En Record
  • La Historia Completa
  • Tu Salud Informa

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[2] Stations
5.1 1080i 16:9 WORA-HD Main WORA-TV programming / Telemundo / WKAQ-DT1 WORA-TV
5.2 720p ABC-5 WORA-DT2 / ABC
5.3 VIVE WORA-DT3 / VIVE Televisión
5.4 1080i W05CYHD Main WORA-TV programming / Telemundo / WKAQ-DT1 W05CY-D
5.5 480i 4:3 WORA.5 WKAQ-DT2 / Punto 2

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3] Stations
10.1 720p1080i 16:9 W10BGHD Main WORA-TV programming / Telemundo / WKAQ-DT1 W10BG-D
10.2 480i 4:3 W10BG.2 WKAQ-DT2 / Punto 2
10.3 720p 16:9 ABC-5 WORA-DT2 / ABC

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WORA-TV shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 5, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 29.[4] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 5.


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