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TacomaSeattle, Washington
United States
City Tacoma, Washington
Channels Digital: 14 (UHF)
(to move to 21 (UHF))
Virtual: 20 (PSIP)
Subchannels 20.1 - TBN
20.2 - Hillsong Channel
20.3 - JUCE TV/Smile
20.4 - Enlace
20.5 - TBN Salsa
Affiliations TBN (O&O; 1986–present)
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc.
(Trinity Broadcasting of Washington)
First air date March 30, 1984 (33 years ago) (1984-03-30)
Call letters' meaning Trinity
Broadcasting of
Former callsigns KQFB (1984)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
20 (UHF, 1984–2009)
Former affiliations Independent (1984–1986)
Transmitter power 90 kW
107 kW (CP)
Height 473 m (1,552 ft)
Facility ID 67950
Transmitter coordinates 47°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
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.tbn.org

KTBW-TV, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 14), 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.


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 all the interest in Family Broadcasting, the call letters changed from KQFB to KTBW on December 18, 1984.

Digital television[edit]

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
20.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
20.2 TCC Hillsong Channel
20.3 COMBO JUCE TV/Smile
20.4 Enlace Enlace
20.5 SALSA TBN Salsa

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

KTBW-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 20, on that date.[2] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 14, using PSIP to display KTBW-TV's virtual channel as 20 on digital television receivers.


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