Behind the Scenes: Nelson & Scott Debate at Telemundo 51 – NBC 6 South Florida
The station also serves as the de facto Telemundo outlet for the West Palm Beach market. The construction permit for channel 51 was awarded in , but channel 51 did not begin broadcasting until December 6,  as WSMS-TV. Singer, was the original permitholder. In , a buyer appeared for the silent television station. Channel 51, Inc. Zinkil claimed that Pirates World had been "the source of great controversy" and a site of drug deals.