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El Paso, Texas
United States
Branding KSCE TV 38 Christian Television
Channels Digital: 39 (UHF)
Virtual: 38 (PSIP)
Affiliations Religious independent
Owner Channel 38 Christian Television
First air date April 15, 1989
Call letters' meaning St. Clement's Episcopal Parish School
(original owners)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
38 (UHF, 1989–2009)
Transmitter power 150 kW ERP
Height 557 m
Facility ID 10202
Transmitter coordinates 31°48′18.9″N 106°29′0.8″W / 31.805250°N 106.483556°W / 31.805250; -106.483556
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.kscetv.com

KSCE, virtual channel 38 (UHF digital channel 39), is a religious independent television station located in El Paso, Texas, United States. The station is owned by Channel 38 Christian Television. KSCE maintains studio facilities located on Wyoming Avenue (northwest of I-10) in northwest El Paso, and its transmitter is located atop the Franklin Mountains on the El Paso city limits.


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 channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
39.1 720p 16:9 KSCE-DT Main KSCE programming

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 to resume operating an analog signal on UHF channel 38, to broadcast information regarding the dangers to those travelling 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.

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