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San Antonio, Texas
United States
BrandingTrinity Broadcasting Network
ChannelsDigital: 16 (UHF)
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Affiliations23.1: TBN (O&O)
23.2: Hillsong Channel
23.3: Smile/JUCE TV
23.4: Enlace
23.5: TBN Salsa
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(San Antonio Community Educational Television, Inc.)
First air dateJuly 9, 1989 (29 years ago) (1989-07-09)
Call letters' meaningHispanic
Educational Television
(original licensee)
Sister station(s)KETH-TV, KITU-TV, KLUJ-TV, KDTX-TV
Former callsignsKHCE (1989–2005)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
23 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Transmitter power850 kW
Height328 m (1,076 ft)
Facility ID27300
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
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

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]

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
23.1 720p 16:9 TBN Main TBN programming
23.2 TCC Hillsong Channel
23.3 480i 4:3 COMBO JUCE TV/Smile
23.4 Enlace Enlace
23.5 SALSA TBN Salsa

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

KHCE-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 23, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 16,[2] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 23.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KHCE
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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