22.2: Daystar Español
First air date
|July 20, 1989|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
22 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Call sign meaning
|HAAT||579 m (1,900 ft)|
Public license information
KLTJ, virtual channel 22 (UHF digital channel 23), is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station serving Houston, Texas, United States that is licensed to Galveston. The station is owned by Word of God Fellowship, a subsidiary of the Daystar Television Network. KLTJ's transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County. It is operated separately from low-power sister station KDHU-LD (channel 50) in Houston.
The station was originally licensed to Galveston Educational TV, Inc. under the call sign KUYA; it is unknown whether the station ever went on the air under those call letters.
On July 20, 1989, Eldred Thomas moved the KLTJ religious programming inventory and call sign from channel 57 (frequency now occupied by KUBE-TV) to channel 22 to take advantage of an improved coverage area.
Before moving the call letters to Houston, Thomas owned KLTJ (channel 49, now KSTR-DT) in Dallas from 1983 to 1987; it was a sister station to radio outlet KVTT-FM (now KKXT), which Thomas also owned.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|22.1||1080i||16:9||KLTJ-DT||Main KLTJ programming / Daystar|
KLTJ discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 22, 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 23, using PSIP to display KLTJ's virtual channel as 22 on digital television receivers.
- Duin, Julia (March 30, 1989), "KLTJ to move to Channel 22", Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas, archived from the original on October 22, 2012
- "DFWRETROPLEX.COM - History of Television in Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas".
- RabbitEars TV Query for KLTJ
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.