KTBW-TV

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KTBW-TV
TacomaSeattle, Washington
United States
CityTacoma, Washington
ChannelsDigital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 20 (PSIP)
Programming
Affiliations20.1: TBN
20.2: Hillsong Channel
20.3: Smile
20.4: Enlace
20.5: Positiv
Ownership
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Trinity Broadcasting of Washington)
History
First air date
March 30, 1984 (37 years ago) (1984-03-30)
Former call signs
KQFB (1984)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
20 (UHF, 1984–2009)
Digital:
14 (UHF, until 2019)
Independent (1984–1986)
Call sign meaning
Trinity
Broadcasting of
Washington
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID67950
ERP107 kW
HAAT473 m (1,552 ft)
Transmitter coordinates47°32′49″N 122°47′44″W / 47.54694°N 122.79556°W / 47.54694; -122.79556Coordinates: 47°32′49″N 122°47′44″W / 47.54694°N 122.79556°W / 47.54694; -122.79556
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.tbn.org

KTBW-TV, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 21), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving Seattle, Washington, United States that is licensed to Tacoma. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. KTBW's studios are located on South 341st Place in Federal Way, and its transmitter is located on Gold Mountain near Bremerton.

History[edit]

KTBW originally signed on the air with the call sign KQFB on March 30, 1984. As KQFB, the station was originally locally owned by Family Broadcasting based in University Place, Washington. Family Broadcasting originally was going to broadcast Christian programming from several sources. Before the station went on the air, a minority interest in KQFB was acquired by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. When TBN acquired Family Broadcasting in full, the call letters were changed to KTBW on December 18, 1984.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
20.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
20.2 Hillsng Hillsong Channel
20.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
20.4 Enlace Enlace
20.5 16:9 Positiv Positiv

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[1]

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