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WNEU
WNEU logo
Merrimack, New Hampshire/
Boston, Massachusetts
Branding Telemundo Boston
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner NBC Universal, Inc.
(operated by ZGS Communications, Inc.)
(NBC Telemundo License Company)
First air date 1987
Call letters’ meaning New
England
TelemUndo
Former callsigns WGOT (1987-1998)
WPXB (1998-2002)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
60 (1987-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1987-1996)
inTV (1996-1998)
Pax TV (1998-1999)
inTV (1999-2000)
ValueVision (2000)
ShopNBC (2000-2002)
Transmitter Power 80 kW
Height 293 m
Facility ID 51864
Transmitter Coordinates 42°59′2.4″N 71°35′18.6″W / 42.984°N 71.5885°W / 42.984; -71.5885
Website nuevainglaterra.holaciudad.com

WNEU is the Telemundo affiliate serving the Boston market, licensed to Merrimack, New Hampshire. The station is owned by NBC Universal, but is controlled by ZGS Communications as a full-power relay of WTMU-LP, primarily serving Boston's northern suburbs and southern New Hampshire.

WNEU's last logo as channel 60

WNEU-DT is one of the few stations that IDs with its digital channel number (34.1, etc) rather than its analog channel number (60.1, etc).

History

WNEU signed on in 1987 as WGOT, an independent station. The call sign was derived from the so-called "Golden Triangle" of Manchester, Nashua, and Salem, New Hampshire. For a time, the station aired a 10:00 p.m. newscast anchored by current NHDOT spokesperson Bill Boynton. Paxson Communications purchased the station in the 1990s, and switched WGOT to a mix of infomercials and religion, similar to their other stations. In 1998, the station changed its call sign to WPXB in preparation for the launch of the Pax TV network, but it ceased to carry Pax programming in 1999 after Paxson acquired WABU (now WBPX), due to conflicts in the immediate Boston area with WABU, and in New Hampshire itself with WNBU (now WPXG). After a brief return to infomercials, the station switched to ValueVision, which later became ShopNBC. NBC acquired the station from Paxson in 2002 and changed the call sign to WNEU, eventually dropping ShopNBC for Telemundo, via a simulcast of ZGS Broadcasting's WTMU-LP (which continues to this day).

During its Paxson ownership, WGOT/WPXB owned a translator in Boston, Massachusetts, W40BO, which was previously W33AV, WRAP-LP, W54AT, and W54CN. When NBC purchased channel 60, Paxson retained W40BO, which has now changed to a translator of WBPX.

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