WBEH-CD

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WBEH-CD
WPMF-CD Azteca Miami 38 logo.png
Miami, Florida
ChannelsDigital: 17 (UHF)
Virtual: 38 (PSIP)
Affiliations(see below)
OwnerPrime Time Partners, LLC
(sale to HC2 Holdings pending)
LicenseeWPMF Miami, LLC
First air dateMarch 2, 1993; 27 years ago (1993-03-02)
Former call signsW20BE (1993–1997)
W27BS (1997–1999)
W61DD (1999)
W31CD (1999–2000)
WPMF-LP (2000–2014)
WPMF-CD (2014-2018)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
61 (UHF, 1998-2001)
31 (UHF, 2001-2003)
38 (UHF, 2003-2014)
Digital:
38 (UHF, 2014-2019)
Former affiliationsThe Family Channel
Transmitter power14 kW (analog)
Height187 m
ClassA
Facility ID30129
Transmitter coordinates25°46′19.0″N 80°11′31.0″W / 25.771944°N 80.191944°W / 25.771944; -80.191944

WBEH-CD is a Class A television station affiliated with Azteca América in Miami, Florida, broadcasting on channel 17 (virtual channel 38). It ws owned by Prime Time Partners, but was sold to HC2 Holdings in June 2019, along with WSPF-CD.[1]. The Azteca America programming and affiliation can also be seen on W16CC-D (channel 16), licensed to West Gate, Florida and owned by HC2 Holdings.[2]

History[edit]

Launched March 2, 1993, W20BE channel 20 went defunct within six months.[3] The license was reactivated on September 27, 1995, becoming W20BE once more. What followed was a move to channel 27 as W27BS (January 9, 1997) and an attempt to move to channel 61, which would have made the station W61DD – the same day the change was made in FCC records (July 1, 1999), the calls changed again to W31CD and the station moved to channel 31. On May 31, 2000, W31CD became WPMF-LP, and a year later, WPMF received a class A television license (though its calls retained the -LP suffix). The station received its license to broadcast digitally on January 3, 2014, at which point the call sign changed to WPMF-CD.

WPMF-LP joined Azteca América in November 2002.[4] In 2011, it switched to My Family TV, which became The Family Channel in 2013. On November 1, 2017, WPMF-CD rejoined Azteca América, replacing WGEN-TV (channel 8).[5]

The station changed its call sign to WBEH-CD on November 9, 2018.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short

Name

Programming[2]
38.1 720p 16:9 WBEH-CD Azteca America
38.2 480i 4:3 Biz TV
38.3 720p 16:9 America TeVe
38.4 480i 4:3 Teveo

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://tvnewscheck.com/article/236403/wbeh-cd-miami-sold-for-4-million/
  2. ^ a b Digital TV Market Listing for WBEH-CD
  3. ^ FCC records: the station is listed as DW20BE for a point of time – a D in front of a call sign always indicates a defunct license
  4. ^ Morales, Magaly (November 27, 2002). "Azteca, Fourth Latin Network, Airs On Ch. 31". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Jacobson, Adam (January 5, 2018). "Exclusive: 'Estrella TV' Ready For A Big Miami Return". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved January 7, 2018. As of November 1, Azteca América has used its original affiliation partner in South Florida — Class A WPMF-38 in Miami — as its broadcast home.

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