WTJP-TV

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WTJP-TV
Gadsden/Birmingham, Alabama
United States
City of license Gadsden, Alabama
Branding Trinity Broadcastiong Network
Channels Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 60 (PSIP)
Subchannels 60.1 TBN
60.2 The Church Channel
60.3 JUCE TV
60.4 TBN Enlace USA
60.5 Smile of a Child TV
Translators W51BY Jasper
Affiliations TBN
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network
(TCCSA, Inc., d/b/a Trinity Broadcasting Network)
First air date July 22, 1986; 27 years ago (1986-07-22)
Former callsigns WTJP (1986–2003)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
60 (UHF, 1986–2009)
Transmitter power 150 kW
Height 315 m
Facility ID 1002
Transmitter coordinates 33°48′53.2″N 86°26′57.9″W / 33.814778°N 86.449417°W / 33.814778; -86.449417
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.tbn.org

WTJP-TV, virtual channel 60 (UHF digital channel 26), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving Birmingham, Alabama, United States that is licensed to Gadsden. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. WTJP maintains studio facilities and offices located on Rosedale Street in Gadsden, and its transmitter is located near Springville. The station is also available on Bright House Networks channel 10 (Alabama Public Television outlet WBIQ-TV, which broadcasts on VHF channel 10 over-the-air, is instead carried on cable channel 11) and is also carried on most other cable providers in the Birmingham market.

The station's signal is relayed on low-power translator station, W51BY (channel 51) in Jasper. W46BU (channel 46), formerly served as a translator in Tuscaloosa; that station went silent on April 13, 2010 due to declining support, which was attributed to the digital transition.[1]

The station first signed on the air on July 22, 1986, and was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Digital television[2][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
60.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
60.2 TCC The Church Channel
60.3 JCTV JUCE TV
60.4 Enlace Enlace USA
60.5 SOAC Smile of a Child TV

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

WTJP-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 60, 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 26.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 60, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

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