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Bloomington/Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
City of license Bloomington, Indiana
Branding Trinity Broadcasting Network
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
Subchannels 42.1 TBN
42.2 The Church Channel
42.3 JUCE TV
42.4 TBN Enlace USA
42.5 Smile of a Child TV
Affiliations TBN (O&O)
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc.
(Trinity Broadcasting of Indiana, Inc.)
First air date August 27, 1987; 27 years ago (1987-08-27)
Former callsigns WCLJ (1987–2008)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
42 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Transmitter power 850 kW
Height 314 m
Facility ID 68007
Transmitter coordinates 39°24′12″N 86°8′50″W / 39.40333°N 86.14722°W / 39.40333; -86.14722
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.tbn.org

WCLJ-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 42, is a TBN owned-and-operated television station located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States that is licensed to Bloomington. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. WCLJ-TV maintains studio facilities located located on U.S. 31 South in Greenwood, and its transmitter is located on County Road 50 in rural southwestern Johnson County (due southeast of Trafalgar). On cable, WCLJ is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 2, Bright House Networks channel 15 and AT&T U-verse channel 42.[citation needed]

The station first signed on the air on August 27, 1987 and was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Digital television[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
42.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
42.2 TCC The Church Channel
42.4 Enlace Enlace USA
42.5 SOAC Smile of a Child TV

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[1]

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WCLJ-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 42, 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 relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 56, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition, to its analog-era frequency, UHF channel 42.[2]


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