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San Antonio, Texas
United States
ChannelsDigital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
BrandingTrinity Broadcasting Network
Affiliations23.1: TBN
23.2: Hillsong Channel
23.3: Smile
23.4: Enlace
23.5: Positiv
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(San Antonio Community Educational Television, Inc.)
First air date
July 9, 1989 (32 years ago) (1989-07-09)
Former call signs
KHCE (1989–2005)
Former channel number(s)
23 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Call sign meaning
Educational Television
(original licensee)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID27300
ERP850 kW
HAAT328 m (1,076 ft)
Transmitter coordinates29°17′24″N 98°15′20″W / 29.29000°N 98.25556°W / 29.29000; -98.25556Coordinates: 29°17′24″N 98°15′20″W / 29.29000°N 98.25556°W / 29.29000; -98.25556
Public license information

KHCE-TV, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 16), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Antonio, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which manages TBN-owned stations in Texas and Florida on channels allocated for non-commercial educational broadcasting. KHCE-TV's studios are located on Capital Port Drive in northwest San Antonio, and its transmitter is located off Route 181 in northwest Wilson County (northeast of Elmendorf). On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum channels 22 and 1233, Grande Communications channel 22, and AT&T U-verse channel 23.


The station first signed on the air on July 9, 1989; it was one of the first stations to be built and signed on the air by TBN subsidiary Community Educational Television. KHCE's programming was also previously simulcast on a low-power translator station, K20BW in San Antonio; this translator ceased operations in 2010, and has since been sold to Digital Networks - Southwest, LLC.

KHCE produces four local programs seen on the air: a local version of TBN's local public affairs franchise Joy in Our Town, the biblical studies program Up with the Son, the educational program We Speak Inglés y Español and a local edition of Praise the Lord. In addition to programming from TBN, the station airs educational programming to prepare local students for the General Educational Development (GED) test to fulfill the requirements under their license service.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
23.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
23.2 Hillsng Hillsong Channel
23.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
23.4 Enlace Enlace
23.5 16:9 Positiv Positiv

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[1]


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