WRIW-CD

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WRIW-CD
WRIW logo
Providence, Rhode Island
United States
City Providence
Branding Telemundo Providence
Channels Digital: 36 (UHF)
Virtual: 50 (PSIP)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner ZGS Communications
(ZGS Providence, Inc.)
First air date June 7, 1993; 24 years ago (1993-06-07)
Call letters' meaning W Rhode Island, Warwick
Former callsigns W23AS (1989-1995)
WRIW-LP (1995-2008)
WRIW-CA (2008-2013)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
23 (UHF, 1993–1999)
50 (UHF, 1999–2013)
Digital:
50 (UHF, 2013–2015)
Former affiliations Independent,
America One
Transmitter power 15 kW
Class Class A
Facility ID 70184
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.holaciudad.com

WRIW-CD is a low-power television station in Providence, Rhode Island. The station is owned by ZGS Broadcasting, and transmits its Telemundo programming on channel 50.

At one point, the station broadcast English language programming, including locally produced programs hosted by former air talent at WHIM.[1] WRIW became a Telemundo affiliate in 2000;[2] ZGS then acquired the station from Viking Broadcasting in 2003.[3][4]

On July 29, 2012, WRIW-CA began broadcasting their signal in digital from the WJAR tower in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and subsequently changed its call sign to WRIW-CD on January 7, 2013. WRIW-CD transmits 15 kW on channel 36, with a virtual channel of 50.1.[5]

History[edit]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming [6]
50.1 1080i 16:9 WRIW-CD Main WRIW-CD programming / Telemundo


References[edit]

  1. ^ Fybush, Scott (April 23, 1998). "New TV in Maine". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved September 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ Fybush, Scott (November 6, 2000). "WILD's New Owner, And Some Changes at NERW". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved September 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE FOR TV OR FM TRANSLATOR STATION OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION OR TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF ENTITY HOLDING TV OR FM TRANSLATOR OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. August 14, 2002. Retrieved September 19, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for WRIW-CD RabbitEars.Info. Retrieved February 17, 2015.

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