KNMT

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KNMT
PortlandSalem, Oregon
Vancouver, Washington
United States
CityPortland, Oregon
ChannelsDigital: 32 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
Affiliations24.1: TBN (1989–present; O&O since 2008)
24.2: Hillsong Channel
24.3: JUCE TV/Smile
24.4: TBN Enlace USA
24.5: TBN Salsa
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, Inc.)
First air dateNovember 1989 (29 years ago) (1989-11)[1]
Call letters' meaningNational
Minority
Television
(former owner)
Former callsignsKTDZ-TV (1989–1990)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
24 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Digital:
45 (UHF, until 2019)
Transmitter power777 kW
Height455 m (1,493 ft)
Facility ID47707
Transmitter coordinates45°30′57.8″N 122°44′3.1″W / 45.516056°N 122.734194°W / 45.516056; -122.734194
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.tbn.org

KNMT, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 32), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Portland, Oregon, United States. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. KNMT's studios and offices are located on Northeast 74th Street in Portland, and its transmitter is located in the Sylvan-Highlands section of the city, near the West Hills of Portland. The station is available on Comcast cable channel 20, and is carried on several other cable providers in the area.

History[edit]

The station was founded on June 7, 1985, and began broadcasting operations on November 16, 1989; it was Portland's first full-power, full-service religious broadcast station. The station primarily carries programming from the TBN satellite feed, but also produces and broadcasts locally produced programs such as the religious program Northwest Praise the Lord (a local version of TBN's flagship program Praise the Lord) and the public affairs show Northwest Focus.

The station was formerly owned by National Minority Television (hence its call letters), a de facto subsidiary of TBN that was used by the network to circumvent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s television station ownership restrictions. While TBN founder Paul Crouch was NMTV's president, one of its directors was African American and the other was Latino, which met the FCC's definition of a "minority-controlled" firm.[2] In mid-2008, the station and its NMTV sisters came directly under TBN ownership.

As of 2019, only KNMT-DT1 and the satellite feed of Enlace are carried by Comcast locally.

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
24.1 720p 16:9 TBN Main TBN programming
24.2 TCC Hillsong Channel
24.3 480i 4:3 COMBO JUCE TV/Smile
24.4 Enlace Enlace
24.5 SALSA TBN Salsa

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 45 (although it was originally slated to move its digital signal to UHF channel 24),[4] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 24.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says November 17, while the Television and Cable Factbook says November 16.
  2. ^ Pinsky, Mark. Liberal Reading of FCC Minority Rule Has Helped TBN's Growth, Los Angeles Times, 1989-01-28.
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KNMT
  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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