WPMF-CD

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WPMF-CD
WPMF-CD Azteca Miami 38 logo.png
Miami, Florida
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
Virtual: 38 (PSIP)
Affiliations Azteca América
Owner Prime Time Partners, LLC
(WPMF Miami, LLC)
First air date March 2, 1993; 25 years ago (1993-03-02)
Call letters' meaning WP Miami, Florida
Former callsigns W20BE (1993–1997)
W27BS (1997–1999)
W61DD (1999)
W31CD (1999–2000)
WPMF-LP (2000–2014)
Former channel number(s) 31, 61, 20, 27
Former affiliations The Family Channel
Transmitter power 14 kW (analog)
Height 187 m
Class A
Facility ID 30129
Transmitter coordinates 25°46′19.0″N 80°11′31.0″W / 25.771944°N 80.191944°W / 25.771944; -80.191944

WPMF-CD is a Class A television station affiliated with Azteca América in Miami, Florida, broadcasting on channel 38. It is owned by Prime Time Partners.

History

Launched March 2, 1993, W20BE channel 20 went defunct within six months.[1] The license was reactivated on September 27, 1995, becoming W20BE once more. What followed was a move to channel 27 as W27BS (January 9, 1997) and an attempt to move to channel 61, which would have made the station W61DD – the same day the change was made in FCC records (July 1, 1999), the calls changed again to W31CD and the station moved to channel 31. On May 31, 2000, W31CD became WPMF-LP, and a year later, WPMF received a class A television license (though its calls retained the -LP suffix). The station received its license to broadcast digitally on January 3, 2014, at which point the call sign changed to WPMF-CD.

WPMF-LP joined Azteca América in November 2002.[2] In 2011, it switched to My Family TV, which became The Family Channel in 2013. On November 1, 2017, WPMF-CD rejoined Azteca América, replacing WGEN-TV (channel 8).[3]

References

  1. ^ FCC records: the station is listed as DW20BE for a point of time – a D in front of a call sign always indicates a defunct license
  2. ^ Morales, Magaly (November 27, 2002). "Azteca, Fourth Latin Network, Airs On Ch. 31". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Jacobson, Adam (January 5, 2018). "Exclusive: 'Estrella TV' Ready For A Big Miami Return". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved January 7, 2018. As of November 1, Azteca América has used its original affiliation partner in South Florida — Class A WPMF-38 in Miami — as its broadcast home.

External links

  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WPMF

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