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WSBS-TV, virtual channel 22 (VHF digital channel 3), is a Mega TV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Key West, Florida, United States. It serves as the flagship station of owner Spanish Broadcasting System. WSBS-TV's studios are located on Northwest 77th Avenue in Miami, and its transmitter is located on Bahama and Simonton Streets in Key West. The station's signal is relayed on low-powered, Class A translator station, WSBS-CD (UHF channel 50, virtual channel 22.1) in Miami.

The station's Mega TV programming has been available nationally on DirecTV since October 17, 2007, with its high definition feed available on the satellite provider since September 29, 2010.

HistoryEdit

The station was originally licensed as WYDH on October 2, 1989; the calls were changed to WEYS on October 11, 1989, and the station itself first signed on the air in June 1993. WSBS-TV has had numerous callsign changes over the years. This has caused much confusion, both among viewers and writers. In many places, the station is still referred to as WEYS TeleNoticias, and WDLP Licensing, Inc. remained the licensee for several months after the call change to WSBS-TV. Some of these calls have been reused by low-power repeater stations, themselves often subject to similar callsign shuffles (for instance, the WDLP callsign is currently used by a repeater for rival WGEN-TV). On April 4, 2003, the station changed its call letters to WGEN-TV; it was then changed to WDLP-TV on November 24 of that year. The current WSBS-TV call letters were first adopted on July 1, 2004, before reverting to the WDLP-TV callsign on September 28, 2004. Prior to 2005, the station was co-owned with another Key West station, WGEN-TV, under the ownership of Sonia Broadcasting.

On March 1, 2006, the station became a charter station of Mega TV when the network was launched, and changed its callsign back to the previous WSBS-TV letters. Its original slate of programming includes productions aimed at young Hispanic viewers. Mega TV's format follows a very similar pattern traced by rival Telemundo station WSCV (channel 51) and Univision station WLTV (channel 23) decades earlier: by creating its own television personalities.

TV stations in Florida
Miami – Fort Lauderdale Tampa – St. Petersburg Orlando – Daytona Beach – Melbourne West Palm Beach – Fort Pierce Fort Myers – Naples Jacksonville
WGEN/WVFW-LD, Key West/Miami WXAX-CD, Clearwater WKCF-DT3, Clermont WWHB-CA, Stuart WUVF-LP/WLZE-LP, Naples/Fort Myers WUJX-LD, Jacksonville
WSBS, Key West WMOR-DT3, Lakeland W21AU-D, Orlando WBWP-LD, West Palm Beach WANA-LD, Naples
WLTV, Miami WSPF-CD, St. Petersburg WOTF, Daytona Beach WWDT-CD, Naples
WBEH-CD, Miami WRMD-CD, Tampa WTMO-CD, Orlando WXCW-DT2, Naples
WJAN-CD, Miami WVEA, Tampa WVEN, Melbourne
WFUN-LD, Miami WFTT, Venice
WSCV, Fort Lauderdale
WAMI, Hollywood
TV stations in South Florida and the Keys, including Miami–Dade, Fort Lauderdale and Key West
WPBT 2 (PBS)
WFOR 4 (CBS)
WTVJ 6 (NBC)
WSVN 7 (Fox)
WGEN 8 (ESTRELLA)
WPLG 10 (ABC)
WTXI-LD 11 (TLR)
WURH-CD 13 (TFC/THC)
W16CC-D 16 (Cubana)
WLRN 17 (PBS)
WDFL-LD 18 (MIRA)
WEYW-LP 19 (ACTION)
WSBS 22 (MEGA)
WLTV 23 (UNI)
WDGT-LD 24 (CTN Int'l)
WBFS 33 (MNTV)
WVFW-LD 34 (ESTRELLA)
WPXM 35 (Ion)
WCAY-CD 36 (Tourist info)
WBEH-CD 38 (AZA)
WSFL 39 (CW)
WJAN-CD 41 (ATeVe)
W43CB-D 43 (Ind)
WHFT 45 (TBN)
WFUN-LD 48 (ATeVe)
WSCV 51 (TLM)
WLMF-LD 53 (LATV)
WBEC 63 (ETV)
WAMI 69 (UMas)
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