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Dalton, Georgia/Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States
CityDalton, Georgia
ChannelsDigital: 16 (UHF)
(to move to 28 (UHF))
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Affiliations23.1: TBN (O&O)
23.2: Hillsong Channel
23.3: JUCE TV/Smile
23.4: Enlace
23.5: TBN Salsa
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Trinity Broadcasting of Texas, Inc.)
FoundedOctober 2, 1989
First air dateMay 10, 1994 (25 years ago) (1994-05-10)
Call letters' meaningWith Ever-Lasting Faith
Former callsignsWELF (1994–2003)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
23 (UHF, 1994–2009)
Transmitter power360 kW
475 kW (CP)
Height413 m (1,355 ft)
Facility ID60825
Transmitter coordinates34°49′23″N 85°25′6″W / 34.82306°N 85.41833°W / 34.82306; -85.41833
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

WELF-TV, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 16), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station serving Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States that is licensed to Dalton, Georgia. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. WELF-TV's studios and transmitter are located on SR 157 in Rising Fawn, Georgia.


The station began operations on May 10, 1994. Outside of limited local programming in its history, WELF has mainly carried TBN's national service without deviation.

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
23.1 720p 16:9 TBN Main TBN programming
23.2 Hilsong Hillsong Channel
23.3 480i 4:3 COMBO JUCE TV/Smile
23.4 Enlace Enlace
23.5 SALSA TBN Salsa

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

WELF-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 23, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 16.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 23.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WELF
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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