|Channels||Digital: 45 (UHF)
Virtual: 24 (PSIP)
24.2 Hillsong Channel
24.3 JUCE TV/Smile of a Child
24.4 TBN Enlace USA
24.5 TBN Salsa
|Owner||Trinity Broadcasting Network|
|First air date||November 1989|
|Call letters' meaning||National
|Former callsigns||KTDZ-TV (1989–1990)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
24 (UHF, 1989–2009)
|Transmitter power||1000 kW|
|Height||455 metres (1,493 feet)|
|Public license information:||Profile
KNMT, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 45), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station located in 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 from Vancouver to Salem, and is carried on several other cable providers in the area.
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 Northwest Focus.
The station was formerly owned by National Minority Television (hence its call letters), a division of TBN that was used by the network to circumvent the Federal Communications Commission'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. In mid-2008, the station and its NMTV sisters came directly under the TBN banner.
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||480i||4:3||TBN||Main TBN programming|
TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.
KNMT shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 24 on that date. 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), using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 24.
- The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says November 17, while the Television and Cable Factbook says November 16.
- Pinsky, Mark. Liberal Reading of FCC Minority Rule Has Helped TBN's Growth, Los Angeles Times, 1989-01-28.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KNMT
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- TBN official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KNMT
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KNMT-TV
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