|City of license||Gadsden, Alabama|
|Branding||Trinity Broadcastiong Network|
|Channels||Digital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 60 (PSIP)
60.2 The Church Channel
60.3 JUCE TV
60.4 TBN Enlace USA
60.5 Smile of a Child TV
|Owner||Trinity Broadcasting Network
(TCCSA, Inc., d/b/a Trinity Broadcasting Network)
|First air date||July 22, 1986|
|Former callsigns||WTJP (1986–2003)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
60 (UHF, 1986–2009)
|Transmitter power||150 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
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.
The station first signed on the air on July 22, 1986, and was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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|
|60.5||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. 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.
- "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WTJP
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- TBN website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WTJP
- Query the FCC's TV station database for W51BY
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WTJP-TV