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Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States
City of license Dalton, Georgia
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Subchannels 23.1 TBN
23.2 The Church Channel
23.3 JUCE TV
23.4 TBN Enlace USA
23.5 Smile of a Child TV
Affiliations TBN
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network
(TCCSA, Inc., d/b/a Trinity Broadcasting Network)
First air date May 10, 1994 (1994-05-10)
Former callsigns WELF (1994-2003)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
23 (UHF, 1994-2009)
Transmitter power 300 kW
Height 425 m
Facility ID 60825
Transmitter coordinates 34°57′8.8″N 85°22′56.8″W / 34.952444°N 85.382444°W / 34.952444; -85.382444
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.tbn.org

WELF-TV is a religious television station licensed to Dalton, Georgia and serving the Chattanooga, Tennessee media market, spanning southeast Tennessee, northwest Georgia, and northeast Alabama. Its office and transmitter are in Lookout Mountain, Georgia (a suburb of Chattanooga), broadcasting digitally on channel 16, and formerly analog on 23. The station is owned and operated by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, and signed-on for the first time on May 10, 1994.

The station airs on cable channel 9 where the area's actual TV station WTVC is on cable channel 10.

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
23.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
23.2 TCC The Church Channel
23.4 Enlace Enlace USA
23.5 SOAC Smile of a Child TV

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

WELF-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 23, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 16.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 23.


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