WFGC

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WFGC
Palm Beach/West Palm Beach, Florida
United States
CityPalm Beach, Florida
ChannelsDigital: 7 (VHF)
Virtual: 61 (PSIP)
Programming
Affiliations61.1/61.3: CTN (O&O)
61.2: CTNi
61.4: CTN Lifestyle
Ownership
OwnerChristian Television Network
(Christian Television of Palm Beach County, Inc.)
History
First air date
May 21, 1993 (28 years ago) (1993-05-21)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
61 (UHF, 1993–2009)
Digital:
49 (UHF, 2003–2020)
Call sign meaning
West Palm Beach
Florida
God
Christ
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID11123
ClassDT
ERP17.9 kW
HAAT123 m (404 ft)
Transmitter coordinates26°45′48″N 80°12′17.8″W / 26.76333°N 80.204944°W / 26.76333; -80.204944
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.wfgc.com

WFGC, virtual channel 61 (VHF digital channel 7), is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Palm Beach, Florida, United States, serving the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. The station is owned by the Christian Television Network. WFGC's studios are located on West Blue Heron Boulevard in Riviera Beach (in the former studio of Fox affiliate WFLX, channel 29), and its transmitter is located near Royal Palm Beach, Florida. On cable, WFGC is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 13 (in Martin, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and southern St. Lucie counties) and channel 17 (in Indian River and northern St. Lucie counties), and in high definition on digital channel 436.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
61.1 1080i 16:9 WFGC-DT Main WFGC programming / CTN
61.2 480i 4:3 CTNi
61.3 Standard-definition simulcast of 61.1
61.4 CTN Lifestyle

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WFGC discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 61, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 49.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 61, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]