WRTD-CD, virtual channel 54 (UHF digital channel 15), is a Class A Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). WRTD-CD's transmitter is located near Auburn, North Carolina.
Under a channel sharing agreement, WRTD-CD shares transmitter facilities with Fox affiliate WRAZ (channel 50, owned by locally based Capitol Broadcasting Company) near Auburn, North Carolina. Despite WRTD-CD legally holding a low-power Class A license, it transmits using WRAZ's full-power spectrum. This ensures complete reception across the Research Triangle television market (Raleigh−Durham−Chapel Hill−Fayetteville).
The station signed on in 1991 as W60BT. Its call sign was changed to WHOA-LP in 1999, and to WZGS-CA in 2005.
WZGS-CA went silent on April 1, 2010 due to losing its first affiliation with the Spanish-language Telemundo network. It then became an independent station, airing English, Spanish and Portuguese programming. Telemundo returned to North Carolina in June 2017 on the second digital subchannel of Charlotte's WSOC-TV (channel 9).
WZGS-CA resumed broadcasting on March 25, 2011. The station changed its call sign to WZGS-CD on May 31, 2013.
On December 4, 2017, NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group announced its purchase of ZGS Communications' 13 television stations, including WZGS-CD. The sale marks NBCUniversal's re-entry into the Raleigh–Durham market, as they owned WNCN (channel 17) from 1996 to 2006 (it is now a CBS affiliate, owned by Nexstar Media Group). The sale was completed on July 20, 2018. NBCUniversal changed the station's call letters to WRTD-CD on July 25, 2018; the station also rejoined Telemundo.
|TV stations in North Carolina|
|Independent stations||Religious stations||Spanish-language stations||Other stations|
|WSKY, Manteo/Hampton Roads/Norfolk/Virginia Beach||WRAY/WLXI, Wake Forest/Greensboro||WSOC-DT2, Charlotte||WFPX, Archer Lodge|
|WILM-LD, Wilmington||WHFL-CD, Goldsboro||WUVC/WTNC-LD, Fayetteville/Durham||WNCR-LD, Tarboro|
|WHKY, Hickory||WGTB-CD, Charlotte||WRTD-CD, Raleigh||WARZ-CD, Smithfield|
|WGSR-LD, Reidsville||WHWD-LD/WDMC-LD, Statesville/Charlotte||WNCB-LD/WIRP-LD, Fayetteville||WTMH-LD, Kinston|
|WUBX-CD, Durham||WWIW-LD, Raleigh/Durham||WHEH-LD, Lumberton|
|TV stations in North Carolina's Research Triangle region, including Raleigh, Durham, and Fayetteville|
|WUNC 4 (PBS) |
WRAL 5 (NBC)
WAUG-LD 8 (AMGTV)
WTVD 11 (ABC)
WUBX-CD 13 (Ind)
WNCB-LD 16 (ESTRELLA)
WNCN 17 (CBS)
WLFL 22 (CW)
W24CP-D 24 (3ABN)
WTNC-LD 26 (UNI)
WIRP-LD 27 (ESTRELLA)
WRDC 28 (MNTV)
WRAY 30 (TCT)
WHIG-CD 31 (Ind)
WARZ-CD 34 (RTV)
WUNP 36 (PBS)
WUVC 40 (UNI)
WNCR-LD 41 (Youtoo)
WHFL-CD 43 (Rel)
WYBE-CD 44 (Ind)
W46EU-D 46 (HSN2)
WRPX 47 (Ion)
WRAZ 50 (Fox)
WRTD-CD 54 (TLM)
WFPX 62 (Court TV)
WWIW-LD 66 (Daystar)