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WTNC-LD, virtual channel 26 (VHF digital channel 11), is a low-powered UniMás owned-and-operated television station licensed to Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications, it is sister to Fayetteville-licensed Univision owned-and-operated station WUVC-DT (channel 40). Both stations share studios on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh, while WTNC-LD's transmitter is located on Rose of Sharon Road in Durham.

Although WTNC-LD identifies as a station in its own right, it is officially licensed as a translator of WUVC-DT. In addition to its own digital signal, WTNC-LD is simulcast in high definition on WUVC-DT's second digital subchannel (virtual channel 40.2, UHF channel 22.2) from a transmitter northeast of Broadway, North Carolina. WUVC-DT, in turn, is simulcast on WTNC-LD's second digital subchannel.


The station originally signed on in early 1997 as W59CR from a tower near the corner of NC 98 and US 70 By-Pass in East Durham. Broadcasting then on channel 59, the station rebroadcast WACN-LP (channel 34) from Apex, a Christian TV station. The call letters changed to WIWW-LP in late 1997.

When WUNC-TV needed UHF channel 59 for digital, WIWW vacated the channel for UHF 26 on the WNCU tower off Rose of Sharon Road in northwest Durham. It was home shopping for a while, then dark, then Telefutura (now UniMás).

In 2007, WTNC began simulcasting as a digital subchannel of sister station WUVC-TV in Fayetteville and other southern regions of the viewing area. In 2010, WTNC switched to digital broadcasting.

Digital television[]

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The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
26.1 720p 16:9 WTNC-LD Main WTNC-LD programming / UniMás
26.2 WUVC-DT Simulcast of WUVC-DT / Univision
26.3 480i Bounce Simulcast of WUVC-DT3 / Bounce TV
26.4 getTV Simulcast of WUVC-DT4 / GetTV
26.5 Crime Simulcast of WUVC-DT5 / True Crime Network
26.6 Quest Simulcast of WUVC-DT6 / Quest