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WRMD-CD
Tampa, Florida
United States
Branding Telemundo Tampa
Channels Digital: 49 (UHF)
Virtual: 49 (PSIP)
Affiliations Telemundo
Owner ZGS Communications
First air date October 29, 1987
Call letters' meaning W Radio Mundo (in reference to its AM sister, WRMD-AM 680 (now WGES))
Former callsigns W57BA (1987-1994)
Former affiliations Channel America
Class CD
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website tampa.holaciudad.com

WRMD-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 49, is a low-powered Telemundo-affiliated television station located in Tampa, Florida, United States. The station is owned by ZGS Communications. WRMD maintains studio facilities located on West Spruce Street in Tampa, and its transmitter located atop the Park Tower in downtown Tampa.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Digital television 2
    • Digital channels 2.1
  • Local programming 3
    • News Operation 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The station first signed on the air on October 29, 1987, originally broadcasting on UHF channel 57 as an affiliate of Channel America. Shortly afterward, the station was acquired by ZGS Communications, which converted the station into the Tampa Bay market's new Telemundo affiliate. WMRD originally broadcast on UHF channel 57 until the early 2000s, when the station relocated to UHF channel 49, to make room for WTTA (channel 38)'s new digital signal on channel 57. In 2004, the station began to be carried on Bright House Networks's cable systems in portions of the Tampa Bay market outside of Tampa proper.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
49.1 480i 16:9 WRMD CD Main WRMD-CD programming / Telemundo

Local programming

WRMD-CD airs a simulcast of Telenoticias de Puerto Rico from Telemundo owned-and-operated station WKAQ-TV in San Juan each weeknight at 6:00 p.m. The station also airs one-minute local weather briefs throughout the day as well as Spanish-language Florida Lottery drawings. On August 14, 2011, the station debuted its first locally-produced program, a lifestyle and entertainment magazine program titled Holaciudad teve!, which airs Sundays at 6 p.m.[2]

News Operation

On September 9, 2014 it launch the station's first Spanish language newscast [2] Which didn't debut Monday it was a Tuesday because of the holiday. Building a new set graphics with hiring 15 staffers with new news department. Before launch of news operation weather cut-in from WTMO-CD and news updates some simulcast of Telenoticias de Puerto Rico. Newscast air Monday-Friday 6 p.m. and 11 p.m..

References

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WRMD
  2. ^ St. Petersburg Times: "Tampa Telemundo affiliate debuts its only local show, Holaciudad teve!, on Sunday", August 12, 2011.

3. http://www.mediamoves.com/2014/09/telemundo-tampa-launches-weekday-newscast.html /news/

External links

  • Station website
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WRMD
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