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Murfreesboro/Nashville, Tennessee
Branding CTN; sometimes called "Nashville 39"
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
Affiliations CTN (since 1991)
CTNi (DT2)
Owner Christian Television Network, Inc.
First air date December 30, 1983; 31 years ago (1983-12-30)
Call letters' meaning Heart of TeNnessee
Former callsigns WFYZ (1983-1985)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
39 (UHF, 1983-2009)
Former affiliations independent (1983-1991)
America's Store
Transmitter power 1000 kW
Height 250 m
Facility ID 11117
Transmitter coordinates 36°5′0.3″N 86°25′50.8″W / 36.083417°N 86.430778°W / 36.083417; -86.430778
Website www.ctntv.org

WHTN digital channel 38 is a not-for-profit television station licensed to Murfreesboro, Tennessee that serves the Nashville market. It is owned by Clearwater, Florida-based Christian Television Network. WHTN offers 24-hour religious programming, much of which is produced either locally or at the CTN home base in Florida. WHTN's studios are currently located in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.


WHTN signed on as WFYZ on December 30, 1983, with a general entertainment format featuring cartoons, sitcoms, movies and music videos. It was originally owned by Murfreesboro TV Corporation. In 1984, lacking the resources to grow and amidst signal problems in parts of Nashville, the station's management realized it was unable to compete against other independent stations Channel 30 (WCAY-TV, then owned by TVX, Inc.) and Channel 17 (WZTV, then owned by Multimedia). By 1985, the station shifted to a 24-hour music video format. Later in 1985, the station was sold to CTN and flipped to an all-religious format and became WHTN at the beginning of 1986.

Newscast Titles[edit]

  • News 39 (1983-1985)
  • NewsCenter 39 (1985-1986)

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