KDTX-TV

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KDTX-TV
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
United States
Branding Trinity Broadcasting Network
Channels Digital: 45 (UHF)
Virtual: 58 (PSIP)
Subchannels 58.1 TBN
58.2 Church Channel
58.3 JCTV
58.4 Enlace
58.5 Smile of a Child
Affiliations TBN
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc.
(Trinity Broadcasting of Texas, Inc.)
First air date February 9, 1987
Call letters' meaning Dallas, TeXas
Former channel number(s) Analog:
58 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 494 m
Facility ID 67910
Transmitter coordinates 32°32′36″N 96°57′32″W / 32.54333°N 96.95889°W / 32.54333; -96.95889
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.tbn.org

KDTX-TV, virtual channel 58 (UHF digital channel 45), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving the DallasFort Worth Metroplex that is licensed to Dallas, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. KDTX maintains studio facilities located in TBN's International Production Center on West Irving Boulevard (north of Highway 356) in Irving, and its transmitter is located south of Belt Line Road in Cedar Hill.

History[edit]

The UHF channel 27 allocation in the Dallas-Fort Worth market was initially applied for broadcasting use by the Metroplex Broadcasting Company (owned by Adam Clayton Powell III (son of civil rights activist and congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.) and former KDFW (channel 4) anchor/reporter Barbara Harrison) for a television station under the call letters KDIA (a Spanish translation for the word "day"). The station was founded on January 15, 1985, however it is not known if it ever signed on.

KDTX-TV first signed on the air on February 9, 1987 (the call letters had previously been used by a radio station on 102.9 FM, now KDMX); it was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. In recent years, KDTX has been considered TBN's second-most important television station (after its flagship station, KTBN-TV in Santa Ana, California), particularly as the Dallas-Fort Worth market has a large religious base. TBN has since moved several of its operations, including some production facilities, to the Metroplex.

Digital television[1][edit]

This station's digital signal, like most other full-service TBN owned-and-operated stations, carries five different TBN-run networks.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
58.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
58.2 TCC The Church Channel
58.3 JCTV JUCE TV
58.4 Enlace Enlace USA
58.5 SOAC Smile of a Child TV

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.

KDTX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 58, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 45,[2] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 58, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

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