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Harlingen/Brownsville/McAllen, Texas
United States
CityHarlingen, Texas
ChannelsDigital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 44
BrandingTrinity Broadcasting Network
Affiliations44.1: TBN
44.2: Hillsong Channel
44.3: Smile
44.4: Enlace
44.5: Positiv
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Community Educational Television, Inc.)
First air date
June 25, 1984 (37 years ago) (1984-06-25)
Former call signs
KLUJ (1984–2005)
Former channel number(s)
44 (UHF, 1984–2009)
34 (UHF, until 2020)
Independent (1984–1986)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID12913
ERP33.9 kW
HAAT283 m (928 ft)
Transmitter coordinates26°13′1″N 97°46′49″W / 26.21694°N 97.78028°W / 26.21694; -97.78028
Public license information
WebsiteKLUJ-TV information on TBN's website

KLUJ-TV, virtual channel 44 (UHF digital channel 21), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Harlingen, 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. KLUJ-TV's studios are located on Loop 499 in Harlingen, and its transmitter is located near Palm Valley, Texas.


The station signed on the air on June 25, 1984 as the Lower Rio Grande Valley's first general-entertainment independent station before switching to TBN in 1986.[citation needed]

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
44.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
44.2 Hillsng Hillsong Channel
44.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
44.4 Enlace Enlace
44.5 16:9 Positiv Positiv

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

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