|Carolina/San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|City||Carolina, Puerto Rico|
|Slogan||Televisión de Calidad|
|Channels||Digital: 30 (UHF)|
Virtual: 51 (PSIP)
(repeater of WORA-DT2)
(repeater of WORA-DT3)
|Founded||October 2, 1989|
|First air date||1997|
|Call letters' meaning||R&F Broadcasting (former owner)|
|Former callsigns||WDZE (1997–1998)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
52 (UHF, 1997–2009)
51 (UHF, 2009–2017)
|Former affiliations||Independent (1997–2016)|
Silent (2014, 2016)
|Transmitter power||40 kW (STA)|
250 kW (CP)
|Height||273.5 m (897 ft) (STA)|
311 m (1,020 ft) (CP)
|Public license information|
(semi-satellite of WORA-TV,
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) Profile
(semi-satellite of WORA-TV,
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) CDBS
WRFB, virtual channel 51 (UHF digital channel 30), is an ABC-affiliated television station serving San Juan, Puerto Rico that is licensed to Carolina. Owned by Telecinco, Inc., it serves as a semi-satellite of Mayagüez-licensed WORA-TV (channel 5), relaying its second and third digital subchannels. WRFB's transmitter is located on Cerro Marquesa in Aguas Buenas.
Sale to Telecinco
On June 15, 2017, WRFB sold for over $600,000 to Telecinco, Inc. through subsidiary ERA International Corporation, and after the transaction with a $30,000 deposit had been made by the buyer, this became a sister station of WORA-TV in Mayagüez. WRFB was to be used to bring ABC network programming as a satellite of WORA-DT2, and TVE programming from VIVE/WORA-DT3, expanding the coverage area. The sale of WRFB to Telecinco was completed on October 22, 2017.
Due to the passage of Hurricane Maria, WRFB went off the air on September 20. WRFB returned to the air for a brief period of testing, then went silent once again on August 19, 2018. After months off the air, the station returned to the air on February 22, 2019.
WRFB-DT2 broadcasts Vive, with a mix of Spanish programming.
- 1997–2001: Rickyn Sanchez (VTK PR, Inc.)
- 1998–2001: ZDE-TV Broadcasting, Inc.
- 1999–2002: Pegasus Communications (WZDE Licensee, Inc.)
- 2001–2017: R&F Broadcasting
- July–October 2013: Destino Media Group (Destino Network)
- 2017–2018: ERA International Corporation
- 2018–present: Telecinco, Inc.
- 1997–1999: MusicaVisión
- 2000–2001: VTK
- 2001–2003: WRFB-TV Canal 52
- 2003–2013: Videomax
- 2013: My Destino TV
- 2013–2014: Telemicro Internacional
- 2014–2016: Videomax Canal 51
- 2016–2017: SuperCanal
- 2017–present: Telecinco
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|51.1||720p||16:9||ABC-PR||Main WRFB programming / ABC / WORA-DT2|
|51.2||VIVE-TV||VIVE Televisión / WORA-DT3|
On June 12, 2009, WRFB signed off its analog signal and completed its move to digital.
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WRFB (outdated records - station already transitioned to new RF channel)
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WRFB-TV
- Facility Details for Facility ID:54443 (WRFB), Licensing and Management System Admin, FCC (up to date, compared to TV Query above)
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