WORO-DT

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WORO-DT
Fajardo / San Juan, Puerto Rico
BrandingTeleOro Canal 13
(general)
Noticias 13 (newscasts)
SloganEl canal de la familia
(The family channel)
Televisión de Fe y Cultura
(Faith & Cultural Television)
ChannelsDigital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 13 (PSIP)
Subchannels13.1/13.4 Independent
13.2 EWTN
13.3 Shabum TV
AffiliationsReligious Independent (1995-present)
OwnerGrupo RTC
LicenseeCatholic, Apostolic & Roman Church in Puerto Rico
Founded1984
First air dateNovember 1, 1984
Call sign meaningOro = Spanish for gold
Sister station(s)WORO, WKVM
Former call signs
  • WPRV-TV (1984-2006)
  • WORO-TV (2006-2009)
Former affiliations
Transmitter power38 kW
Height855 m
Facility ID73901
Transmitter coordinates18°18′28″N 65°47′41″W / 18.30778°N 65.79472°W / 18.30778; -65.79472
Websitewww.canal13pr.tv
www.shabum.tv

WORO-DT is a full-power, educational/religious television station located in San Juan, Puerto Rico transmitting over digital channel 13. The station is owned by Grupo RTC under Puerto Rico's Roman Catholic Church - San Juan Archdiocese, and is branded as TeleOro Canal 13.

History[edit]

This station was formerly WPRV-TV. During part of the 1980s, the station was affiliated with ABC and in the late 1980s and early 1990s with Fox (WUJA originally had the Fox affiliation from 1986 to 1989).

In 1995, WPRV-TV is sold to the Archdiocese of San Juan and becomes a Catholic Television station. The station was under the management of Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez.

Since 2002, WORO leased its prime time hours to local producer Angelo Medina for his sport programming block branded as Deportes 13. During these hours, Deportes 13 transmit sport-related programming and events such as MLB, National Basketball Association (NBA), Liga de Voleibol Superior Masculino among others.

It was in lengthy discussion with Dish Network. When the station changed format, Dish gave up and dropped talks.

Singer, writer, producer Silverio Perez had a variety show called Buenas Noches con Silverio (Good Night with Silverio).

In August 2008, TeleOro announced that the station would develop a news program titled "Hora Informativa".[1] The production's goal is to cover local news as well as material that other channels consider "soft".[1] Segments are led by Luis Penchi and José Ángel Cordero, and covers controversial themes that might not be covered otherwise due to the station's religious focus.[1] Today, WORO produces local news (branded as Noticias 13), weeknights at 7:00 and 11:00 as well as Saturday nights at 5:00 and Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.

On September 20, 2017, in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria, WORO-DT was forced to go off the air, suffering the station's building, transmitter and equipment. The station was transmitting on a sub-channel of Hector Marcano's WWXY-LD on channel 38.3 until August 1, 2018. The station returned to the air on August 27, 2018 from an provisional antenna. On February 5, 2019, WORO-DT resumes full-power from its new and powerful transmitter from the top of El Yunque, that covers the entire island. Repairs caused by the old transmitter equipment were made by the engineering department.

Digital television[edit]

WORO-DT's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming[2]
13.1 720p 16:9 WORO HD Main WORO-DT programming
13.2 480i 4:3 EWTN SD Canal 13.2 / EWTN Español
13.3 16:9 SHABUM Shabum TV
13.4 WORO SD Secondary WORO-DT programming

On February 17, 2009, WORO signed off its analog signal and completed its move to digital.

Local Programs produced by WORO-DT[edit]

  • Santa Misa
  • Cual es su Duda
  • Abrete Corazón
  • En Espíritu y Verdad
  • Familia, Activa tu Fe
  • Mente y Corazón
  • Aviva
  • Alpha y Omega
  • Sembrando Semillas de Alegria
  • Apologia
  • Testigos
  • Misericordiosos Como el Padre
  • Casa Abierta
  • El Pan de la Palabra
  • Al Encuentro de Dios
  • ISTEPA
  • Una Ventana a la Fe
  • Mundo Natural
  • Coronilla de la Divina Misericordia
  • Sonrisa TV
  • Noticias 13 (produced by Spanish Television News)
  • Entre Lineas
  • En Cuerpo y Alma
  • Punto de Vista
  • Agenda Abierta
  • Contigo Siempre
  • Mi Gente
  • Desde Mi Pueblo
  • Con la Música por Dentro
  • TIRI Showcase of Homes
  • Puerto Rico y Su Historia
  • Historias Deportivas
  • Puerto Rico en Tenderete

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Karol Joselyn Sepúlveda (2008-08-06). "Con nuevo noticiario". Primera Hora (in Spanish). Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WORO-DT

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