Tri-State Christian Television
|Slogan||Total Christian Television|
|Launched||May 20, 1977|
|Founder||Garth and Tina Coonce|
Aramaic Broadcast Network
|Available in select areas||see chart below|
|Available on selected cable systems||Check local listings; not all subchannels available in all areas|
|Dish Network (TCT-SD)||TBA|
|OlympuSat (TCT-SD)||Galaxy 23 - 211|
|Internet Channel 1||TCT-SD|
|Internet Channel 2||TCT-HD/TCT Family|
|Internet Channel 3||TCT-SD2 Kids|
|Internet Channel 4||TCT-SD3/Aramaic Broadcast Network|
Tri-State Christian Television, Inc., which does business as TCT Network and TCT Ministries, is a network of ten religious television stations primarily in the Midwestern United States. The network was founded in May 1977 by Garth and Tina Coonce.
TCT Network includes traditional televangelism, talk shows, children-oriented programming such as TCT Kids (used to meet E/I mandates), Southern gospel music, and feature films with Christian themes. TCT has an international service, TCT World, which broadcasts in over 170 countries.[non-primary source needed]
From the mid-1980s to 2007, TCT was an affiliate of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The network currently maintains a relationship with the Christian Broadcasting Network, airing that network's flagship program The 700 Club twice daily as well as CBN's nightly newscast.
From 2011 to 2013, TCT operated a Spanish-language sub-channel which was available both online and over the air on TCT stations called La Fuente. This subchannel was ultimately discontinued, but reactivated in August 2014 for a simulcast of the Aramaic Broadcast Network (ABN). It was discontinued no later than 2017.
In June 2018, TCT ended local operations at all of its owned-and-operated stations, consolidating all of its stations into a single national feed. The change came after the Federal Communications Commission lifted its Main Studio Rule, which had required broadcast stations to have a local studio. All local employees were laid off, and studio sites were placed up for sale. TCT stated that the change was made to free up capital to improve the network's programming, moving away from the straight televangelism-dominated lineup it had previously maintained (televangelism remains the network's core programming) and adding more Christian films.
Television network affiliates
- WIGL-LD channel 38, Athens/Atlanta, Georgia
- KXTF channel 35, Twin Falls, Idaho
- WTCT channel 27, Marion, Illinois (Flagship station)
- WINM channel 12, Angola, Indiana
- KDMI channel 19, Des Moines, Iowa
- WSCG channel 34, Baxley / Savannah, Georgia
- WTLJ channel 54, Muskegon / Grand Rapids, Michigan
- WAQP channel 49, Saginaw / Flint, Michigan
- WFXW channel 15, Greenville, Mississippi
- WNYB channel 26, Jamestown/ Buffalo, New York
- WLXI-TV channel 43, Greensboro, North Carolina
- WRAY-TV channel 30, Wake Forest / Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina
- WRLM channel 47, Canton / Akron, Ohio / Cleveland, Ohio
- WTWV channel 23, Memphis, Tennessee
- WWTW channel 34, Senatobia, Mississippi
- KTNC Channel 42, Concord / San Francisco
- KAIL Channel 7, Fresno, California
- KCWV Channel 27, Duluth, Minnesota
- WBIH channel 29, Selma / Montgomery, Alabama
- WFBD channel 48, Destin, Florida / Mobile, Alabama
- KZTN-LD channel 20.2, Boise, Idaho (owned by Celebration Praise, LLC)
- WBNF-CD channel 15.1, Buffalo, New York (repeater of WNYB, now owned by HME Equity Fund II)
- WDWO-CD channel 18.4, Detroit, Michigan (owned by HC2 Holdings)
- WLNM-LD channel 27.7, Lansing, Michigan (owned by Gray Television; former O&O repeater of WAQP)
- K38HE-D channel 38.1, West Plains, Missouri (part-time affiliation; owned by Promised Land Ministries)
- WOCB-CD channel 39.1, Marion, Ohio (owned by Central Ohio Association of Christian Broadcasters)
Former TCT-owned or affiliated stations
- W23EM-D channel 23.1, Ceiba, Puerto Rico (now translator of WCCV-TV)
- WDYR-CD channel 33, Dyersburg, Tennessee (now defunct)
- WJFB channel 44.6, Lebanon/Nashville, Tennessee (affiliation discontinued on November 11, 2020, after a change in ownership.)
- WMDV-LD channel 44, Danville, Virginia (now an independent station)
- "Leadership | TCT Network". www.tct.tv. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
- "Channel Lineup | Welcome to TCT". Retrieved 2020-09-18.
- Pergament, Alan. WNYB-TV ends local productions, station site is for sale. The Buffalo News. Retrieved July 2, 2018.