WTNC-LD

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WTNC-LD
Translator of WUVC-DT,
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Channels
BrandingUniMás Raleigh
Programming
Affiliations26.1: UniMás
26.2: Univision
26.3: Bounce TV
26.4: GetTV
26.5: Laff
26.6: Quest
Ownership
Owner
WUVC-DT
History
FoundedMarch 7, 1995
First air date
January 9, 1997; 25 years ago (1997-01-09)
Former call signs
W59CR (1997)
WIWW-LP (1997–2003)
WTNC-LP (2003–2010)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
59 (UHF, 1997–1998)
26 (UHF, 1998–2010)
Digital:
19 (UHF, 2010–2020)
LD5:
True Crime Network (until 2022)
Call sign meaning
Telefutura North Carolina
Technical information
Facility ID70112
ERP3 kW
HAAT107.7 m (353 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36°3′33.3″N 78°57′10.2″W / 36.059250°N 78.952833°W / 36.059250; -78.952833
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.

History[edit]

Former logo (2002-2013)

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.

Subchannels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1]
26.1 720p 16:9 UNIMAS UniMás
26.2 WUVC-DT Simulcast of WUVC-DT / Univision
26.3 480i BOUNCE Bounce TV
26.4 getTV GetTV
26.5 LAFF Laff
26.6 Quest Quest

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