Christian Television Network

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Christian Television Network
Type television network
Branding Christian Television Network
Country United States
Availability United States, worldwide (not available in all markets or regions)
Launch date
1979
Official website
http://www.ctnonline.com/

Christian Television Network (CTN) is a non-profit broadcast television network of small owned-and-operated stations (O&O) that broadcasts religious programming. It is based in Largo, Florida (with a mailing address of Clearwater), and the flagship station is WCLF channel 22, which signed on the air in the Tampa Bay Florida region in 1979. It is now available on DirecTV channel 376 and Dish Network channel 267/9399. It was founded by Robert D'Andrea, who still remains the president to this day.

In addition to the main network, CTN also operates CTNi, a Spanish-language Christian network; and LifeStyle Family TV, which offers entertainment programming with a Christian slant. These services are available as subchannels on most CTN stations.

Stations (by callsign)[edit]

All stations are owned and operated by CTN unless specified. Stations indicated by two plus signs ("++") are stations that were signed on by CTN or a CTN subsidiary.

Call letters Channel City and state Notes
WCLF ++ 22 Clearwater/Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida flagship station
KFXB-TV 40 Dubuque/Cedar Rapids/Iowa City/Waterloo, Iowa Was Fox in 2004
WYBU-CD 16 Columbus, Georgia Formerly WCGT
WFGC 61 West Palm Beach, Florida
WGNM 45 Macon, Georgia Carried UPN along with CTN until September 2006
WHBR ++ 33 Pensacola, Florida/Mobile, Alabama
WHTN 39 Murfreesboro/Nashville, Tennessee
WSJN-CD 20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
WQSJ-CD 48 Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
WELU 32 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
WLCN-CD 18 Charleston, South Carolina
WRXY-TV ++ 49 Tice/Fort Myers, Florida
WVLR ++ 48 Knoxville, Tennessee
WVUP-CD ++ 45 Tallahassee, Florida
WTJR 16 Quincy, Illinois
KNLJ 25 Jefferson City, Missouri
WLCF-LD 45 Decatur, Illinois
WEPH ++ 49 Tupelo, Mississippi

Former Affiliates (by callsign)[edit]

Call letters Channel City and state Current Affiliation
WEJC ++ 20 Lexington/Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point, North Carolina Now WCWG, a CW affiliate owned by the New World TV Group
WSWS 66 Opelika, Alabama / Columbus, Georgia Now WLGA, a WeatherNation affiliate owned by Pappas Telecasting Companies
WTGL-TV ++ 52 Cocoa / Orlando, Florida Originally the second station established by CTN; now WHLV-TV, a religious station owned by TBN
WIRB 56 Melbourne / Orlando, Florida Owned by CTN from 1996-1997, LMA'd to Paxson Communications (now ION Media Networks); bought by Paxson outright in January 1998; now WOPX, an ION Television affiliate
WKID-TV 51 Fort Lauderdale / Miami, Florida Purchased evening airtime in the late-1970s, before the establishment of WCLF;[1] now WSCV, a Telemundo O&O owned by NBCUniversal

Note[edit]

Until 2011, Detroit, Michigan-based WLPC-LD also used the CTN and Christian Television Network names, but was never affiliated or associated with this network; that station has since renamed itself as The Impact Network.

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