|City of license||Dalton, Georgia|
|Channels||Digital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
23.2 The Church Channel
23.3 JUCE TV
23.4 TBN Enlace USA
23.5 Smile of a Child TV
|Owner||Trinity Broadcasting Network
(TCCSA, Inc., d/b/a Trinity Broadcasting Network)
|First air date||May 10, 1994|
|Former callsigns||WELF (1994-2003)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
23 (UHF, 1994-2009)
|Transmitter power||300 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
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.
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|
|23.5||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. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 23.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WELF
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Official site
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WELF
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WELF-TV
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