|Slogan||The Better Choice|
|Channels||Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 52 (PSIP)
|Translators||W33BW 33 Ashland, Ohio|
|Owner||Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc.|
|First air date||December 5, 1982|
|Call letters' meaning||Witnessing
|Sister station(s)||WGGN (FM), WLRD|
|Former channel number(s)||
|Former affiliations||TBN (1982–200?)|
|Transmitter power||450 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
WGGN-TV, virtual channel 52 (UHF digital channel 42), is a religious independent television station located in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc., which also owns Castalia-licensed WGGN (97.7 FM) and Willard-based WLRD (96.9 FM). WGGN maintains office facilities located in Castalia, and its transmitter is located in New London. WGGN-TV's programming is relayed on low-powered translator station W33BW (channel 33) in Ashland.
The station was founded in 1980 and first signed on the air on December 5, 1982 as a partner station of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Operating on a commercial license, the station presently broadcasts religious programming from local churches.
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|52.1||1080i||16:9||WGGN-DT||Main WGGN-TV programming|
|52.2||480i||4:3||Audio simulcast of WGGN-FM|
WGGN-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 52, 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 42. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 52, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WGGN
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Official website
- Michiguide page about WGGN
- Query the FCC's TV station database for WGGN
- Query the FCC's TV station database for W33BW
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WGGN-TV
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