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|Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Channels||Digital: 43 (UHF)|
|Owner||Tri-State Christian Television, Inc.
(Radiant Life Ministries, Inc.)
|First air date||March 5, 1984|
|Call letters' meaning||LXI=Roman numeral 61 (former analog channel)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
|Former affiliations||(secular) independent (1984-1986)
|Transmitter power||105 kW (digital)|
|Height||526.7 m (digital)|
WLXI (digital channel 43) is a Christian television station and that is licensed to Greensboro, North Carolina and serves the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point market. It is owned by Tri-State Christian Television and runs Christian-based programs for nearly the entire day.
It began operation on March 5, 1984, on channel 61 as a general entertainment independent station running cartoons, movies, drama shows, westerns, music videos and old sitcoms. Gradually it increased the amount of music videos and by the fall of 1985 it broadcast music videos the entire broadcast day.
In the beginning of 1986 it was sold to the Trinity Broadcasting Network and began running TBN programming the entire broadcast day. TBN often buys over-the-air stations so it can get must-carry status on cable systems, even though TBN airs almost no local programming. In 1991 it was sold to Tri State Christian TV. Its longtime association ended in April 2007 when TCT pulled TBN programming from its stations.
Shortly after transitioning to digital broadcasting on June 12, 2009, WLXI ceased all references to channel 61 in their broadcasts and changed their PSIP identifier to reflect their actual digital broadcast on channel 43.
Out-of-market cable carriage