WTSF

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WTSF
Ashland, Kentucky
United States
Channels Digital: 44 (UHF)
Virtual: 61 (PSIP)
Subchannels 61.1 Daystar
Affiliations Daystar (O&O; 2003-present)
Owner Word of God Fellowship, Inc.
(Tri-State Family Broadcasting, Inc)
First air date April 30, 1983 (1983-04-30)
Call letters' meaning Tri-State Family Broadcasting
Former channel number(s) Analog:
61 (1983-2009)
Former affiliations commercial independent (1982-1983)
religious independent (1983-2003)
Transmitter power 50 kW
Height 174.1 m
Facility ID 67798
Transmitter coordinates 38°25′11″N 82°24′6″W / 38.41972°N 82.40167°W / 38.41972; -82.40167
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.daystar.com

WTSF is a charismatic Christian television station in the Huntington-Charleston, West Virginia market, which covers parts of that state, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio. It operates on digital channel 44. While the station is licensed to Ashland, Kentucky and its offices and studio are located in Ashland, its transmitter is located on a very short tower in Huntington's city park.

History[edit]

The station signed on as a commercial venture in September 1982, however it was not successful and was soon donated to a local religious group. It continued as such until 2003 when the station was sold to the Daystar national charismatic Christian network and, with a few exceptions, ended local programming.

While it was locally produced, the bulk of the channel's programming consisted of fund raising to continue broadcasting.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
61.1 480i 4:3 WTSF-DT Main WTSF programming / Daystar

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WTSF shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 61, 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 44.[2][3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 61, 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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