|Slogan||The Better Choice|
|Channels||Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 52 (PSIP)
|Subchannels||52.1 Main programming
52.2 Audio simulcast of WGGN-FM
|Translators||W33BW 33 Ashland, Ohio|
|Affiliations||Religious independent (200?–present)|
|Owner||Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc.|
|First air date||December 5, 1982|
|Call letters' meaning||Witnessing
|Sister station(s)||WGGN (FM), WLRD|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
52 (UHF, 1982–2009)
|Former affiliations||TBN (1982–200?)|
|Transmitter power||450 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
WGGN-TV, virtual channel 52 (UHF digital channel 42), is a religious independent television station located in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc., which also owns Castalia-licensed WGGN (97.7 FM) and Willard-based WLRD (96.9 FM). WGGN maintains office facilities located in Castalia, and its transmitter is located in New London. WGGN-TV's programming is relayed on low-powered translator station W33BW (channel 33) in Ashland.
The station was founded in 1980 and first signed on the air on December 5, 1982 as a partner station of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Operating on a commercial license, the station presently broadcasts religious programming from local churches.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|52.1||1080i||4:3||WGGN-DT||Main WGGN-TV programming|
|52.2||480i||4:3||Weather (audio simulcast of WGGN-FM)|
WGGN-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 52, 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 42. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 52.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WGGN
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Official website
- Michiguide page about WGGN
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WGGN
- Query the FCC's TV station database for W33BW
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WGGN-TV
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