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Galveston/Houston, Texas
United States
CityGalveston, Texas
ChannelsDigital: 23 (UHF)
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
AffiliationsDaystar (O&O)
OwnerDaystar Television Network
(Community Television Educators of Texas, Inc.)
First air dateMay 18, 1988 (30 years ago) (1988-05-18)[1]
Call letters' meaningKeep
Sister station(s)KDHU-LD
Former callsignsKUYA (1987–1989)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
22 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Former affiliationsTBN (1989–1999?)
Transmitter power350 kW
Height579 m (1,900 ft)
Facility ID24436
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
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

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 the Daystar Television Network. KLTJ's offices are located in Clear Lake, and its transmitter is located near Missouri City, in unincorporated northeastern Fort Bend County.


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 16, 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, and was a sister station to radio outlet KVTT-FM (now KKXT), which Thomas also owned.[2] Both the Dallas and Houston stations were Trinity Broadcasting Network partner stations, with the current Daystar affiliation coming several years later.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
22.1 1080i 16:9 KLTJ-DT Daystar

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
  2. ^ http://www.dfwretroplex.com/tvlist.html
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KTLJ
  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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