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WXTV-DT
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Paterson, New Jersey -
New York, New York
Branding Univision 41 Nueva York
Slogan A Su Lado
(On Your Side)
Channels Digital: 40 (UHF)
Virtual: 41 (PSIP)
Affiliations Univision
Owner Univision Communications
(WXTV License Partnership, GP)
Founded August 4, 1968
Call letters’ meaning none
Sister station(s) WFUT-DT
Former affiliations Independent (1968-1970)
SIN (1970-1987)
Transmitter Power 300 kW
Height 421 m
Facility ID 74215
Transmitter Coordinates 40°44′54″N 73°59′10″W / 40.74833°N 73.98611°W / 40.74833; -73.98611
Website Univision 41

WXTV-DT, channel 41, is a Univisión owned-and-operated television station, licensed to Paterson, New Jersey and serving the New York metropolitan area. WXTV's studios are located in Teaneck, New Jersey, and its transmitter in on the Empire State Building in Manhattan. WXTV is one-half of a Univisión-owned duopoly in the New York City market with Telefutura station WFUT-DT (channel 68), licensed to Newark, New Jersey.

WXTV is known for having newscasts whose ratings frequently rival its English-speaking counterparts. One of the station's news anchors, Rafael Pineda, has held that position since 1972. This gives him the distinction of being the longest running active news anchor on a New York City television station, English or Spanish.

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History

WXTV first began broadcasting on August 4, 1968, from studios at 641 Main Street in Paterson, New Jersey as an English and Spanish-language television station. Studios later moved to 24 Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus, and are now at 500 Frank W. Burr Boulevard in Teaneck.

In 1970, the station became an all-Spanish language station, affiliated with the Spanish International Network. From the mid-1980s until today, WXTV uses the slogan A su lado, an adaptation for the Hispanic market of the campaign On Your Side created by Frank Gari, and even used the similarly named news music package for a time. SIN became Univisión in 1987.

The September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center did not affect WXTV's over-the-air signal, as they were broadcasting from the Empire State Building. In fact, the news anchors gave information and updates in English as well as Spanish on the attacks for the benefit of viewers without cable that lost access to the stations with transmitters at the WTC.

Digital Television

Digital channels

Channel Name Video Aspect Programming
41.1 WXTV-DT 1080i 16:9 Main WXTV/Univisión programming
41.2 WFUT-DT 480i 4:3 Duplicate feed of sister station WFUT
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Analog-to-Digital Conversion

WXTV ended programming on its analog signal, on UHF channel 41, on June 12, 2009, [1] as part of the DTV transition in the United States. WXTV-DT remained on its current pre-transition channel number, 40 [2] using PSIP to display WXTV's virtual channel as 41.

Newscasts

Weekdays

  • Noticias 41 Al Despertar (5-7AM)
  • Noticias Univision Al Despertar En Telefutura (7-8AM; on WFUT)
  • Noticias 41 A Las Seis (6-6:30PM)*
  • Noticias 41 A Las Once (11-11:30PM)*

Saturdays

  • Noticias 41 A Las Seis (6-6:30PM)*
  • Noticias 41 A Las Once (11-11:30PM)*

Sundays

  • Noticias 41 A Las Seis (5-5:30PM)*
  • Noticias 41 A Las Once (11-11:30PM)*

NOTE: The 6 and 11PM newscasts tend to be pre-empted by Univision programming that runs longer than it is scheduled to air (which is rare for the primetime schedule, unless a football (soccer) match is airing).

News Team

Anchors

  • Rafael Pineda
  • Merijoel Duran
  • Antonio Martinez
  • Victor Javier Solano

Weather

  • Nilda Rosario
  • Carina Garcia

Sports

  • Salvador Cruz
  • Jose Roig

Reporters

  • Rolman Vergara
  • Berenice Gartner
  • Alex Roland
  • Ana Ledo

Correspondents

Former News Team

External links

References


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