KSCE

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KSCE
LIFE! Christian logo 2019.png
El Paso, Texas/Las Cruces, New Mexico/
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
United States/Mexico
BrandingLIFE! Christian Broadcasting Network
ChannelsDigital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 38 (PSIP)
Affiliations38.1: Religious Independent
38.2: Spanish Religious
38.3: Kids and Youth Channel
38.4: KSCE Bible
OwnerChannel 38 Christian Television
First air dateApril 15, 1989 (30 years ago) (1989-04-15)
Call sign meaningSt. Clement's Episcopal Parish School
(original owners)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
38 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Digital:
39 (UHF, 2009–2019)
Transmitter power150 kW
Height557 m (1,827 ft)
Facility ID10202
Transmitter coordinates31°48′18.9″N 106°29′0.7″W / 31.805250°N 106.483528°W / 31.805250; -106.483528
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitelifechristian.tv

KSCE, virtual channel 38 (UHF digital channel 21), is a religious independent television station licensed to El Paso, Texas, United States and also serving Las Cruces, New Mexico. The station is owned by Channel 38 Christian Television. KSCE's studios are located on Wyoming Avenue (northwest of I-10) in northeast El Paso, and its transmitter is located atop the Franklin Mountains on the El Paso city limits.

History[edit]

Former KSCE logo, used until 2019.

The station first signed the station on the air on April 15, 1989, operating on a non-commercial license. The call letters initially stood for "Saint Clements Episcopal," as the station was originally intended to be an outreach by Saint Clements Episcopal School in downtown El Paso. However, the school lost interest in television broadcasting and the station's controlling board of directors appointed Grace Rendall, a former director at KCIK-TV (channel 14, now KFOX-TV) as the station's manager before KSCE went on the air.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
38.1 720p 16:9 KSCE Main KSCE programming
38.2 1080i Vida Spanish Religious
38.3 480i 4:3 KSCE Kids and Youth Channel
38.4 Bible KSCE Bible

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KSCE shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 38, at 6 p.m. 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 39.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 38.

On April 20, 2010, KSCE filed a request for a special temporary authorization with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to resume operating an analog signal on UHF channel 38, to broadcast information regarding the dangers to those traveling across the U.S.–Mexico border as a result of the ongoing drug wars in Mexico, on justification that most people in need of the information are unable to afford digital televisions or digital converter boxes.[3] On June 9, 2010, the FCC denied their request to restore their analog signal.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KSCE
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  3. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101159926&formid=911&fac_num=10202