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Washington, D.C.
United States
ChannelsDigital: 23 (UHF)
OwnerDaystar Television Network
(Word of God Fellowship, Inc.)
FoundedDecember 1988 (30 years ago) (1988-12)
Call letters' meaningWashington, D.C. Daystar Network
Former callsignsW42AJ (1988–1995)
WSIT-LP (1995–1998)
WKRP-LP (1998–2005)
WDDN-LP (2005–2012)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
42 (UHF, 1988–2003)
23 (UHF, 2003–2012)
Former affiliationsTelemundo (1988–1995)
Transmitter power10 kW

WDDN-LD is a low-power religious television station in Washington, DC, broadcasting locally on channel 23 as an affiliate of Daystar. The station is owned by Daystar Television Network.

WDDN-LD signed on in December 1988. As W42AJ, the station was the Washington market's first Telemundo affiliate.[1][2] When current affiliate W64BW (now WZDC-CD) signed on late 1993, the two stations are recorded as simulcasting each other.[3]

The station, then known as WSIT-LP, was sold to Paxson Communications in 1996 and Capital Media in 1999. Capital Media assigned the famous callsign WKRP. WKRP-LP moved to channel 23 in 2003 in order to avoid interference from WVPY in Front Royal, Virginia. Daystar purchased the station in 2005.[4]

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
23.1 720p 16:9 WDDN Daystar
23.2 480i


  1. ^ Padilla, Felix, ed. (1994). Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Sociology. Houston, Texas: Univ. of Houston. p. 344.
  2. ^ "Forum" (PDF). Television News. May 1990. p. 3.
  3. ^ "Eastern TV DX" (PDF). Television News. October 1995. p. 60.
  4. ^ "WDDN Facility Data". FCCData.
  5. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WDDN-LD

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