WLTV-DT is a Univision owned-and-operated television station licensed to Miami, Florida, United States. It is also serving the Fort Lauderdale area. It is owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications as part of a duopoly with UniMás flagship WAMI-DT.
Despite WFTL-TV ceasing its operations, the channel 23 license remained active for many years mainly because the Federal Communications Commission was reluctant at the time to delete the licenses of silent stations.
The current embodiment of channel 23 first signed on the air on November 14, 1967, as WAJA, operating as an independent station.
Almost at that time, Storer sold the station to Al Lapin, Jr., who made the first great contribution to Latin-American television in Miami.
Under Lapin, programs produced by the station included Bozo the Clown, an afternoon show that was broadcast live on weekdays in English and pre-recorded in Spanish on Saturday mornings. The show featured Bozo, and his Latin helper “Petunia”.
During this time, it also included very popular Spanish language programs, such as Solo Para Bailadores, a Spanish equivalent to Soul Train that featured live performances by local bands and was hosted by Omar Marchant.
A big number of local residents came to the show to dance and appear on television. WAJA originally operated from studio facilities located on Northwest 2nd Avenue and NorthWest 199th Street in Miami Gardens.
Lapin also sold the station to Spanish International Communications Corporation for KMEX-DT in January 1971. The station’s call letters were subsequently changed to WLTV as the station concentrated more on Spanish-language programming, particularly those sourced from the Spanish International Network.
WLTV, along with most other Univision-owned stations, upgraded their digital signals to 1080i high definition, in December 2009. This upgrade was in preparation for Univision and sister network TeleFutura’s planned launch of HD programming in January 2010.
Every week, WLTV is currently broadcasting 14.5 hours of local newscasts. The station also produces a 15-minute sports highlight program called Acción Deportiva Extra, which will air at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday nights; and a public affairs program called Now en Nuestra Comunidad, which will air on WLTV on Saturday mornings and on WAMI-DT sister station on Sunday mornings.
Another show produced at WLTV is the one- hour long news magazine show with anchor Ambrosio Hernandez that airs on Sundays at 11 a.m.
The station’s late evening newscast was moved to 11:00 p.m. from was broadcast at 10:00 p.m. WLTV launched weekday morning newscasts in 2001. WLTV began broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition, On October 22, 2010, beginning with the 6:00 p.m. newscast.
As of 2019, the station has covered a broad range of news items. One of the latest stories is “Shooting in Virginia Beach leaves at least 11 dead and several injured.”
According to the city’s Police Department, the person who opened fire on a municipal building in Virginia Beach, in the state of Virginia, was shot down by police. The man opened fire on several people at the City Center on the afternoon of May 31st, 2019.
The authorities confirmed that at least 11 people were killed and about six injured. The situation of the injured is unknown, one of which is a police officer. It is not yet known if the attacker is being counted among the 11 dead.
According to WLTV-DT, the shooting occurred in building 2 of the municipal center. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is also responding to the incident to provide assistance to local authorities.
A local media reporter named Brett Hall quoted Virginia Beach City Hall employees as saying they were evacuated to the city court as a precautionary measure.
Head to 23 Univision to get more stories and latest news and headlines that are featured on WLTV-DT. Also, stay tuned for more updates on the station’s news coverage.
The station normally operates in Spanish, though below is a translated-to-English version of their programs and shows.
6:00 AM News 23: Night Edition
6:30 AM Noticiero Univision: Night edition
7:00 AM Contact sports
8:00 AM I am your master
9:00 AM Without Your Look
10:00 AM Paid program
10:30 AM Paid program
11:00 AM The fat and the skinny
12:00 PM News 23 At Sunrise
1:00 PM News 23 At Sunrise
2:00 PM Wake up America
6:00 PM At Gata
7:00 PM Noticiero Univision
7:30 PM Miami Digital Edition
8:00 PM The News Café
9:00 PM Today
10:00 PM Without Your Look
11:00 PM The fat and the skinny
12:00 AM First impact
1:00 AM News 23
1:30 AM Noticiero Univision
2:00 AM The rose of Guadalupe El Mostruo
3:00 AM The Queen I Am
4:00 AM Silvia Pinal, Frente A Ti
5:00 AM By Amar Sin Ley