WDTI

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This article is about a television station in Indiana. For the college in South Dakota, see Western Dakota Technical Institute.
WDTI
Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
Branding Daystar
Slogan Experience It
Channels Digital: 44 (UHF)
Virtual: 69 (PSIP)
Subchannels 69.1 Daystar
Affiliations Daystar (O&O)
Owner Indianapolis Community Television, Inc.
(a subsidiary of Word of God Fellowship, Inc.)
First air date June 8, 1988; 28 years ago (1988-06-08)
Call letters' meaning Daystar
Television
Indianapolis
Former callsigns WBUU (1988–1991)
WTBU (1991–2004)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
69 (UHF, 1988–2009)
Former affiliations Educational independent (1988–1992)
PBS (1992–2004)
Transmitter power 28 kW
Height 293 m
Facility ID 7908
Transmitter coordinates 39°53′39.6″N 86°12′21.3″W / 39.894333°N 86.205917°W / 39.894333; -86.205917
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.daystar.com

WDTI, virtual channel 69 (UHF digital channel 44), is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The station is owned by the Indianapolis Community Television subsidiary of Word of God Fellowship, itself a subsidiary of the Daystar Television Network. WDTI maintains offices located on Crawfordsville Road in northwestern Indianapolis (near Speedway), and its transmitter is located on Walnut Drive, also on the city's northwest side (near Meridian Hills). On cable, WDTI is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 21, Bright House Networks channel 253 and AT&T U-verse channel 563.

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on June 6, 1988 as WBUU; originally operating as an educational independent station, the station was founded by Butler University. The station changed its call letters to WTBU in 1991.

In 1992, channel 69 became the fourth PBS member station in the Indianapolis market – after WFYI (channel 20), Bloomington-based WTIU (channel 30) and Muncie-licensed WIPB (channel 49); through PBS's Program Differentiation Plan, a fraction of the network's programming was distributed between all four stations, with WFYI carrying most of PBS's programs as the primary PBS outlet for the market. In 2004, Butler University sold WTBU to Indianapolis Community Television, Inc., an arm of the Daystar Television Network, and began carrying programming from the religious broadcast network.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
69.1 480i 4:3 WDTI-DT Main WDTI programming / Daystar

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WDTI shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 69, on November 10, 2008. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 44.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 69, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

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