|Translator of WUVC-DT,|
Fayetteville, North Carolina
26.3: Bounce TV
|Founded||March 7, 1995|
First air date
|January 9, 1997|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
59 (UHF, 1997–1998)
26 (UHF, 1998–2010)
19 (UHF, 2010–2020)
True Crime Network (until 2022)
Call sign meaning
|Telefutura North Carolina|
|HAAT||107.7 m (353 ft)|
|Translator(s)||WUVC-DT 40.2 (22.2 UHF) Fayetteville|
WTNC-LD (channel 26) is a low-powered television station licensed to Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, broadcasting the Spanish-language UniMás network. It is owned and operated by TelevisaUnivision alongside Fayetteville-licensed Univision owned-and-operated station WUVC-DT (channel 40). Both stations share studios on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh, while WTNC-LD's transmitter is located on Rose of Sharon Road in Durham.
Although WTNC-LD identifies as a separate station in its own right, it is officially licensed as a translator of WUVC-DT. In addition to its own digital signal, WTNC-LD is simulcast in high definition on WUVC-DT's second digital subchannel (virtual channel 40.2, UHF channel 22.2) from a transmitter northeast of Broadway, North Carolina. WUVC-DT, in turn, is simulcast on WTNC-LD's second digital subchannel.
The station originally signed on in early 1997 as W59CR from a tower near the corner of NC 98 and US 70 By-Pass in East Durham. Broadcasting then on channel 59, the station rebroadcast WACN-LP (channel 34) from Apex, a Christian TV station. The call letters changed to WIWW-LP in late 1997.
When WUNC-TV needed UHF channel 59 for digital, WIWW vacated the channel for UHF 26 on the WNCU tower off Rose of Sharon Road in northwest Durham. It was home shopping for a while, then dark, then Telefutura (now UniMás).
In 2007, WTNC began simulcasting as a digital subchannel of sister station WUVC-TV in Fayetteville and other southern regions of the viewing area. In 2010, WTNC switched to digital broadcasting.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|26.2||WUVC-DT||Simulcast of WUVC-DT / Univision|