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San Antonio, Texas
United States
Branding Trinity Broadcasting Network
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Subchannels 16.1 TBN
16.2 The Church Channel
16.3 JUCE TV
16.4 TBN Enlace USA
16.5 Smile of a Child TV
Affiliations TBN
Owner Community Educational Television
(San Antonio Community Educational Television, Inc.)
First air date July 9, 1989
Call letters' meaning Hispanic
Educational Television
(original licensee)
Former callsigns KHCE (1989–2005)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
23 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Transmitter power 500 kW
Height 307 m
Facility ID 27300
Transmitter coordinates 29°17′24″N 98°15′20″W / 29.29000°N 98.25556°W / 29.29000; -98.25556
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

KHCE-TV, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 16), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. KHCE-TV maintains studio facilities located on Capital Port Drive in northwest San Antonio, and its transmitter is located off of Route 181 in northwest Wilson County (northeast of Elmendorf).


The station first signed on the air on July 9, 1989; it was one of the first stations to be built and signed on the air by TBN subsidiary Community Educational Television. KHCE's programming was also previously simulcast on a low-power translator station, K20BW in San Antonio; this translator ceased operations in 2010, and has since been sold to Digital Networks - Southwest, LLC.

KHCE produces four local programs seen on the air: a local version of TBN's local public affairs franchise Joy in our Town, the biblical studies program Up with the Son, the educational program We Speak Inglés y Español and a local edition of Praise the Lord.

Digital television[2][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
23.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
23.2 TCC The Church Channel
23.3 JCTV JUCE TV/Smile of a Child TV
23.4 Enlace Enlace USA
23.5 SOAC TBN Salsa

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

KHCE-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 23, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 16,[3] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 23.


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