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LIFE! Christian logo 2019.png
BrandingLIFE! Christian Broadcasting Network
Affiliations38.1: Religious Independent
38.2: Spanish Religious
38.3: Kids and Youth Channel
38.4: KSCE Bible
OwnerChannel 38 Christian Television
First air date
April 15, 1989 (33 years ago) (1989-04-15)
Former channel number(s)
38 (UHF, 1989–2009)
39 (UHF, 2009–2019)
Call sign meaning
St. Clement's Episcopal Parish School
(original owners)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID10202
ERP150 kW
HAAT557 m (1,827 ft)
Transmitter coordinates31°48′18.9″N 106°29′0.7″W / 31.805250°N 106.483528°W / 31.805250; -106.483528
Public license information

KSCE (channel 38) is a religious independent television station in El Paso, Texas, United States, owned by Channel 38 Christian Television. The station's studios are located on Wyoming Avenue (northwest of I-10) in central El Paso, and its transmitter is located atop the Franklin Mountains on the El Paso city limits.


Former KSCE logo, used until 2019.

The station first signed 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.

Technical information[edit]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect 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]


  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. ^ "CDBS Print".