WTMU-LP

Infobox_Broadcast
call_letters = WTMU-LP
station_
station_slogan =
station_branding = Telemundo 60
analog = 67 (UHF)
digital = 3 "(future)" (VHF)
affiliations = Telemundo
founded = 1995
location = Boston, Massachusetts
callsign_meaning = W
Telemundo (affiliation)
owner = ZGS Communications
licensee = ZGS Boston, Inc.
former_callsigns = W32AY (1995-2002)
former_affiliations =
former_channel_numbers = 32 (1995-2000s)
homepage =

WTMU-LP is a low-power television station serving the Boston market. It is owned by ZGS Communications, and serves as the Telemundo affiliate for Boston and immediate suburbs. WTMU's programming is also available in southern New Hampshire and Boston's northern suburbs via a full-power satellite station, WNEU channel 60 (although ZGS considers WNEU to be the primary). The station is licensed to broadcast on UHF channel 32, but it operates on channel 67 under special temporary authority because channel 32 is occupied by WBPX's digital signal.cite web |url=http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/prefill_and_display.pl?Application_id=1245276&Service=TX&Form_id=911&Facility_id=64996 |title=Engineering STA |accessdate=2008-05-17 |date=2006-05-08 |work=CDBS Public Access |publisher=Federal Communications Commission ] WTMU also has a construction permit for a digital signal on VHF channel 3.

History

WTMU-LP signed on in 1995 as W32AY, operating on channel 32. In 2000, the station began to relay its programs on WWDP, giving it a chance to better compete with WUNI, the established Spanish station in the area. Originally owned by Telemundo itself, W32AY was sold to ZGS in 2001.cite web |url=http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/prefill_and_display.pl?Application_id=556167&Service=TX&Form_id=345&Facility_id=64996 |title=APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGN CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE FOR TV OR FM TRANSLATOR STATION OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION OR TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF ENTITY HOLDING TV OR FM TRANSLATOR OR LOW POWER TELEVISION STATION |accessdate=2008-05-17 |date=2001-04-30 |work=CDBS Public Access |publisher=Federal Communications Commission ] In February of 2002, W32AY became WTMU-LP, and by that July, WWDP discontinued its relay of the station.

In December 2002, NBC (who acquired Telemundo in 2001) purchased WPXB (now WNEU), and converted it to a new WTMU relay, as it is today.

For a time in the mid-2000s, WTMU was off-the-air, as channel 32 had been assigned to WBPX for its digital signal, and the station's attempt to move to channel 67 was hindered by interference from WBPX's analog signal on channel 68.cite web |url=http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/prefill_and_display.pl?Application_id=1162154&Service=TX&Form_id=911&Facility_id=64996 |title=Engineering STA |accessdate=2008-05-17 |date=2008-12-18 |work=CDBS Public Access |publisher=Federal Communications Commission ] WTMU returned in December 2006; it reduced its power and relocated its transmitter to alleviate the interference.

See also

*WNEU

References

External links

*TVQ|WTMU-LP


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