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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
ChannelsDigital: 29 (UHF)
Virtual: 45 (PSIP)
(Word of God Fellowship, Inc.)
FoundedNovember 30, 1988; 32 years ago (1988-11-30)
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 8 (VHF, 1988-2010)
Call sign meaning
The word WELL
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID167028
ClassLD (Digital LPTV)
ERP10 kW
HAAT237 m (778 ft)
AMSL: 299.8 m (984 ft)
Transmitter coordinates40°02′19″N 75°14′14″W / 40.03861°N 75.23722°W / 40.03861; -75.23722 WELL-LDCoordinates: 40°02′19″N 75°14′14″W / 40.03861°N 75.23722°W / 40.03861; -75.23722 WELL-LD, Roxborough, Philadelphia
51 dBu Service Contour
Public license information

WELL-HD is a low-power, evangelical Christian television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It broadcasts locally in digital on UHF channel 29 as a Daystar owned-and-operated station.


The station began as a construction permit issued November 30, 1988 to Charles W. Loughery to build a low-power television station on VHF channel 8, callsign W08CR, to serve Warminster, Pennsylvania. After several extensions of the construction permit, the FCC licensed the station on March 5, 1992. In 1997, Loughery got authorization to move the transmitter and to change the cities of license to Willow Grove and Cheltenham; at the same time, he arranged to sell the station to RJ Broadcasting Company. The sale was completed in September 1997, and the new owners completed the transmitter move and changed the station's call letters to WELL-LP. In October 2000, RJ Broadcasting sold the station to Daystar Television Network, who upgraded the license to Class A and changed the callsign to WELL-CA. Daystar received permission to move the station to UHF channel 15, however, the new channel location created interference to New York City land mobile operations on channel 15, which WELL-CA was not able to resolve. WELL-CA has been forced to apply to move to UHF channel 45, but in the meantime, moved back to channel 8. In October 2006, Daystar changed the license back to non-Class A low-power and changed the station's callsign back to WELL-LP.

On February 18, 2010 Daystar launched a digital signal at the same location of WELL-LP's current facility under the call sign WELL-LD on UHF channel 30, with its city of license moved to Philadelphia; the analog signal on channel 8 closed soon afterward.

As of May 12, 2021, WELL has the HD suffix instead of LD, supposedly still being a low power TV station, alongside a Spanish language sub-channel with the incorrect suffix of ES.

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
45.1 1080i 16:9 WELL-HD Daystar
45.2 1080i 16:9 WELL-ES Spanish Daystar


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