|El Paso, Texas|
|Branding||KSCE TV 38 Christian Television|
|Channels||Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 38 (PSIP)
|Owner||Channel 38 Christian Television|
|First air date||April 15, 1989|
|Call letters' meaning||St. Clement's Episcopal Parish School
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
38 (UHF, 1989-2009)
|Transmitter power||50 kW|
KSCE channel 38 is a non-commercial non-profit Christian television outlet based out of El Paso, Texas. The station is owned by Channel 38 Christian Television, which signed the station on the air on April 15, 1989.
The call letters, following the K, initially stood for "Saint Clements Episcopal," as the station was originally intended to be an outreach by Saint Clements Episcopal School, in downtown El Paso. However, the school lost interest in television broadcasting and the station's controlling board of directors appointed Grace Rendall, a former director at KCIK (now KFOX-TV) channel 14 as the station manager before the station went on the air. The studio is located on the west slope of the Franklin Mountains, on Escondido Drive in El Paso, TX.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|39.1||720p||16:9||KSCE-DT||Main KSCE programming|
KSCE shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 38, at 6:00 p.m. on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 39. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 38.
On April 20, 2010 KSCE has filed a request for a special temporary authority with the FCC to resume analog broadcasting on Channel 38 to broadcast information regarding dangers from the current drug wars in Mexico. Justification is because most people in need of the information are unable to afford digital televisions or digital converter boxes. On June 9, 2010, the FCC denied their request to turn on their analog signal.
- Station website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KSCE
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KSCE-TV
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