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Dalton, Georgia/Chattanooga, Tennessee
United States
City Dalton, Georgia
Channels Digital: 16 (UHF)
(to move to 28 (UHF))
Virtual: 23 (PSIP)
Subchannels 23.1 TBN
23.2 Hillsong Channel
23.3 JUCE TV/Smile of a Child
23.4 TBN Enlace USA
23.5 TBN Salsa
Affiliations TBN (O&O)
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network
(TCCSA, Inc., d/b/a Trinity Broadcasting Network)
Founded October 2, 1989
First air date May 10, 1994; 24 years ago (1994-05-10)
Call letters' meaning With Ever-Lasting Faith
Former callsigns WELF (1994–2003)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
23 (UHF, 1994–2009)
Transmitter power 360 kW
475 kW (CP)
Height 413 m (1,355 ft)
Facility ID 60825
Transmitter coordinates 34°49′23″N 85°25′6″W / 34.82306°N 85.41833°W / 34.82306; -85.41833
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.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. Owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, the station maintains studio and transmitter facilities 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]

This station's digital signal, like most other full-service TBN owned-and-operated stations, carries five different TBN-run networks.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
23.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
23.2 TCC Hillsong Channel
23.3 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.


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