WBEH-CD

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WBEH-CD
Channels
Programming
Affiliations
Ownership
OwnerWord of God Fellowship, Inc.[1]
History
First air date
March 2, 1993 (29 years ago) (1993-03-02)
Former call signs
  • W20BE (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)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID30129
ClassCD
ERP15 kW
HAAT184.6 m (606 ft)
Transmitter coordinates25°46′19.0″N 80°11′31.0″W / 25.771944°N 80.191944°W / 25.771944; -80.191944
Links
Public license information

WBEH-CD (channel 38) is a low-power, Class A television station in Miami, Florida, United States, airing programming from the Spanish-language network America TeVé. The station is owned by the Word of God Fellowship.[2]

History[edit]

Launched March 2, 1993, W20BE on 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 on 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 on 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.

HC2 Holdings planned to acquire the station from Prime Time Partners in June 2019, along with WSPF-CD.[6] The sale of WBEH-CD would fall through in 2020; in June 2022, Prime Time Partners would sell the station to the Word of God Fellowship, parent of the Daystar Television Network.[7]

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[2]
38.1 720p 16:9 ATVNOR America TeVé (simulcast of WJAN-CD)
38.2 480i 4:3 BIZ Biz TV
38.3 720p 16:9 WBEH-3 Unknown
38.4 480i 4:3 WBEH-4 No programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assignments". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission. June 23, 2022. Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  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.
  6. ^ "HC2 Holdings Buys Two Florida LPTVs - TV News Check".
  7. ^ Jacobson, Adam (June 24, 2022). "Bob Behar Finally Bids Farewell To A Miami LPTV Property". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved November 21, 2022.