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Gray’s WOIO-TV to Launch a New Telemundo Station in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, Ohio—One of the largest Hispanic markets in the country without a local Telemundo Network affiliate will finally have one on January 1, 2022, when the Gray Television-owned  WOIO-TV 19 News plans to launch the market’s first local Telemundo Network affiliate on its sister station WTCL, channel 6.1. 

This new station will also debut the market’s first Spanish-language local television newscasts, with broadcasts weekdays at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. every weekday,  the station announced. 

“We are excited that Telemundo Cleveland will fill the void for Spanish-language viewers in our market with Telemundo’s great programming as well as two live and locally produced weekday newscasts,” station vice president and general manager Erik Schrader said.  “We are honored to provide this important service to the fast-growing Hispanic community in Northeast Ohio.”

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.