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Arlington Heights / Chicago, Illinois
Branding MCTV
Slogan My Christian Television
Channels Digital: 34 (UHF)
Affiliations Religious Independent
Owner First United, Inc.
Founded November 30, 1989; 27 years ago (1989-11-30)
Former callsigns
  • W17BD (1989-1998)
  • W34CK (1998-2005)
  • WEDE-CA (2005-2014)
Former affiliations Family Net
Transmitter power 50 kW

WEDE-CD is a Class-A Independent television station licensed in Arlington Heights, Illinois, serving the Chicago, Illinois market on virtual channel 34-1. The station leases virtually all of its programming to MCTV - My Christian Television, a Christian ministry programmer. It can also be viewed on WJYS-DT subchannel 62-2.

WEDE-CD's beginnings were as a translator station on channel 17 since its inception in 1989. It moved to channel 34 in 1998 and the call letters were rechristened as translator W34CK. The station received class A low power status with their new call letters as WEDE-CA in 2005. Channel 34 was once an affiliate of Family Net while also airing some religious programming and infomercials. Around 2008 its programming began to be additionally viewed on WJYS' subchannel 62-2.

After the full-power digital transition in June 2009, WEDE-CA began to receive increased signal coverage from its transmitter at Willis Tower since as a low power station it was not affected by the digital switchover. In summer of 2014 WEDE-CA extinguished their analog signal on channel 34 and flash cut to digital as WEDE-CD. It currently reaches about 8 million people in the Chicago market and continues to serve its surrounding areas as MCTV - Chicago's 24-hour Christian station.

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