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WLTV-DT
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Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Florida/West Palm Beach
Branding Univision 23
Channels Digital: 23 (UHF)
Subchannels 23.1 Univision
Owner Univision Communications, Inc.
(WLTV License Partnership, GP)
First air date November 14, 1967
Call letters’ meaning Latin American TeleVision
Sister station(s) WAMI-DT
Former callsigns WAJA-TV (1967-1971)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
23 (1967-2009)
Digital:
24 (2002-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1967-1971)
SIN (1971-1987)
Transmitter Power 535 kW
Height 297 m
Facility ID 73230
Transmitter Coordinates 25°58′8.3″N 80°13′19.2″W / 25.968972°N 80.222°W / 25.968972; -80.222
Website Univision 23

WLTV-DT is a Univision owned and operated station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in South Florida. The station is located in Doral, where Univision's production facilities are also located. The transmitter is located in Miami Gardens. WLTV-TV offers a Spanish programming format featuring news, talk shows, dramas, movies and other first rate Spanish programming.

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History

Channel 23 signed on initially on December 24, 1954 as WFTL-TV and licensed to Fort Lauderdale[1], originally affiliated with the NBC and DuMont networks. A few days after WFTL's launch, Storer Broadcasting bought the station and renamed it WGBS-TV (which stood for George B. Storer). In 1956, WGBS became an independent station after DuMont ceased operations and after it lost the NBC affiliation to the new WCKT-TV channel 7 (now WSVN). Its new programming initiative was unsuccessful; it went dark April 13, 1957. Apparently, Storer held on to channel 23's construction permit, which was used to launch the present-day channel 23 after Storer was granted a new license. (The WGBS-TV calls were later used on Philadelphia's channel 57, now CBS-owned CW affiliate WPSG; the two stations are unrelated.)

Today's WLTV signed on November 14, 1967 as WAJA, a part-English, part-Spanish independent station two weeks after Storer sold the station to Al Lapin, Jr. In January 1971, Lapin sold the station to Spanish International Communications Corporation. The station was rechristened WLTV as the station concentrated more on Spanish-language programming, especially those from the Spanish International Network (SIN, later to be renamed Univision in 1987-1988).

The WLTV calls were previously used by Atlanta's WXIA-TV from 1951 to 1953, then by Bowling Green, Kentucky's WBKO-TV from 1962-1971.

All Univision-owned full-service television stations, including WLTV, officially added the -DT suffix to their call signs on June 23, 2009, 11 days after the analog television shutdown and digital conversion was completed.

In December 2009, WLTV along with most other Univision-owned stations upgraded their signals to 1080i high definition in preparation for the arrival of new HD programming from Univision and sister network TeleFutura in 2010.

Newscasts

  • Noticias 23 Al Amanecer (Mondays through Fridays from 5-7 AM)
  • Noticias Univision Al Amanecer en Telefutura (Mondays through Fridays from 7-8 AM on WAMI-DT)
  • Noticias 23 a las Seis (Mondays through Fridays from 6-6:30 PM)
  • Noticias 23 Edicion de las Once (Mondays through Fridays from 11-11:30 PM)
  • Noticias 23 Fin de Semana (Saturdays and Sundays from 6-6:30 PM & from 11-11:30 PM)
  • Ahora en Nuestra Comunidad (Saturdays at 6 AM on WAMI-DT and at 11 AM on WLTV)

News Team

Anchors

  • Guillermo Benites
  • Alina Mayo-Azze
  • Eileen Cardet
  • Mario Andres Moreno
  • Gloria Ordaz
  • Pamela Silva
  • Sandra Peebles
  • Jose Luis Napoles
  • Stefano Fusaro

Weather

  • Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Paola Elorza
  • Jackie Guerrido

Reporters

  • Jose Alfonso Almora
  • Sonia Parissos
  • Mario Vallejo
  • Maria Fernanda Lopez
  • Roger Borges
  • Pamela Silva
  • Jenny Padura
  • Andrea Linares

Production Staff

  • News Director: Emilio Marrero

References

External links

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