|Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
|Branding||Trinity Broadcasting Network|
|Channels||Digital: 45 (UHF)
Virtual: 58 (PSIP)
58.2 Church Channel
58.5 Smile of a Child
|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|
|Public license information:||Profile
KDTX-TV, virtual channel 58 (UHF digital channel 45), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving the Dallas–Fort 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.
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.
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|
|58.5||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, 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.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KDTX
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Trinity Broadcasting Network official official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KDTX-TV
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KDTX-TV