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CityGalveston, Texas
Affiliations22.1: Daystar
22.2: Daystar Español
  • Word of God Fellowship
  • (Community Television Educators of Texas, Inc.)
First air date
July 20, 1989 (33 years ago) (1989-07-20)[1]
Former call signs
KUYA (1987–1989)
Former channel number(s)
22 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Religious independent
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID24436
ERP350 kW
HAAT579 m (1,900 ft)
Transmitter coordinates29°34′15″N 95°30′37″W / 29.57083°N 95.51028°W / 29.57083; -95.51028Coordinates: 29°34′15″N 95°30′37″W / 29.57083°N 95.51028°W / 29.57083; -95.51028
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.[1]

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.[2]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[3]
22.1 1080i 16:9 KLTJ-DT Main KLTJ programming / Daystar
22.2 480i Daystar Español

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

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,[4] using PSIP to display KLTJ's virtual channel as 22 on digital television receivers.


  1. ^ a b Duin, Julia (March 30, 1989), "KLTJ to move to Channel 22", Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas, archived from the original on October 22, 2012
  2. ^ "DFWRETROPLEX.COM - History of Television in Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas".
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KLTJ
  4. ^ "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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