Cornerstone Television

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Cornerstone Television
Cornerstone Television logo.png
CountryUnited States
Headquarters
Programming
Language(s)English
History
LaunchedApril 15, 1979; 42 years ago (1979-04-15)
Links
Websitewww.ctvn.org

The Cornerstone Television Network is a non-commercial Christian broadcast and satellite television network based in Wall, Pennsylvania, United States. Its founder was Russ Bixler. The network has 44 full-power and 57 low-power affiliate stations, 1 online affiliate station, and it is on the Glorystar satellite service.

History[edit]

In the late 1970s, Norma Bixler claimed to have received a vision from God while visiting the Christian Broadcasting Network's headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to launch a Christian television station in Pittsburgh. Though her husband Russ was wary of the numerous hurdles to overcome to launch a full-power television station, he eventually was convinced to share in his wife's dream and pursue the vision. With the assistance of CBN's Pat Robertson, along with Loren Cunningham, and Jim Bakker, they were able to navigate the build-out and licensing issues, then pursued professional talent such as Bill Freeman, Oleen Eagle, Stan Scott, and Eleanor Clarke, and numerous volunteers to launch Christian television in Pittsburgh.

WPCB-TV, the network's first station, launched on April 15, 1979, Easter Sunday. Through the years, it purchased and launched other stations throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio before the cable and satellite age in the 90s allowed it to expand nationwide, then with the launch of the Internet, beyond the United States.

Programming[edit]

Cornerstone Television Network broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Programming includes preachers, teachers, international leaders, movies, documentaries, music, and holiday specials for people of all ages.

Other notable programming includes Origins, a program on creation science and the argument against commonly accepted scientific principles; the show presents scientific evidence supporting Young Earth creationism.

List of affiliates[edit]

Call letters City and state Channel Meaning or notes
WPCB-TV Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 40 flagship station
WKBS-TV Altoona, Pennsylvania 47 satellite of WPCB
WCZS-LD Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 7 satellite of WPCB
KRHP-LD The Dalles, Oregon 14
KJWY-LP Salem, Oregon 21
WTPM-LD Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 45.3
K27EC-D Lake Havasu City, Arizona 27
K25HD-D Bullhead City, Arizona/Needles, California 25 relays K27EC-D
K39CT Lewiston, Idaho 39
KTMW Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah 20
KVBA-LP Alamogordo, New Mexico 19
KCHF Santa Fe, New Mexico 11
KSCE El Paso, Texas 38
KGEB Tulsa, Oklahoma 53
KUOT-CD Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 21
KNLJ Jefferson City, Missouri 25
KNLC St. Louis, Missouri 24
KVTN-DT Pine Bluff/Little Rock, Arkansas 25
KVTH Hot Springs, Arkansas 26 satellite of KVTN
KVTJ Jonesboro, Arkansas 48 satellite of KVTN
KSBN-TV Springdale, Arkansas 57
KAGN-CD Crowley, Louisiana 31
KAJN-CD Lafayette, Louisiana 40
KFAM-CD Lake Charles, Louisiana 14
KMCT-TV West Monroe, Louisiana 39
WVCY-TV Milwaukee, Wisconsin 30
WAOE Peoria, Illinois 59
WTJR Quincy, Illinois 16
WLFG Grundy, Virginia/Kingsport-Johnson City, Tennessee 68
W13CS-D Grenada, Mississippi 13
W16DS-D Birmingham, Alabama 16
WYAM-LD Decatur, Alabama 51
WFRZ-LD Montgomery, Alabama 34
WTGL Orlando, Florida 45
WBPI-CD Augusta, Georgia 49
WATC-DT Norcross, Georgia 57
WBTW (Cable 21) Bassett, Virginia
WTLW Lima, Ohio 44
WLMB Perrysburg, Ohio 40
WGGN-TV Sandusky, Ohio 52
W46EJ-D Clarksburg, West Virginia 24
WBPH-TV Allentown, Pennsylvania 60
WTKO-CD Oneida, New York 13
WMJQ-CD Syracuse, New York 40
WTVU-CD Syracuse, New York 22
WWDG-CD Utica, New York 12
KHVM-LD Minneapolis, Minnesota 28 Applied for Channel 48
KTCJ-LD Minneapolis, Minnesota 50
TRUEGOD-TV Cincinnati, Ohio/Dayton, Ohio Internet Only
KHFD-LD Dallas, Texas 51
KTBV-LD Los Angeles, California 12

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