WELF-TV

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WELF-TV
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
CDBS
Websitewww.tbn.org

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.

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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