WGGN-TV

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WGGN-TV
Wggntv52 logo.jpg
Sandusky, Ohio
United States
Slogan The Better Choice
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 52 (PSIP)
Translators W33BW 33 Ashland, Ohio
Affiliations
Owner Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc.
Founded 1980
First air date December 5, 1982; 34 years ago (1982-12-05)
Call letters' meaning Witnessing
God's
Good
News
Sister station(s) WGGN (FM), WLRD
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 52 (UHF, 1982–2009)
Former affiliations TBN (1982–200?)
Transmitter power 450 kW
Height 283 m
Facility ID 11027
Transmitter coordinates 41°4′30″N 82°27′5″W / 41.07500°N 82.45139°W / 41.07500; -82.45139
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.wggn.tv

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.

History[edit]

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.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
52.1 1080i 16:9 WGGN-DT Main WGGN-TV programming
52.2 480i 4:3 Audio simulcast of WGGN-FM

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

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.[2] 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.

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