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(satellite of WPCB-TV, Greensburg/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Altoona, Pennsylvania
United States
Branding Cornerstone Television
Slogan God Is Here
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
Virtual: 47 (PSIP)
Affiliations Cornerstone
Owner Cornerstone Television, Inc.
Founded October 9, 1984
First air date November 2, 1985; 31 years ago (1985-11-02)
Call letters' meaning Kaiser
(original call letters of the former Philadelphia station that went dark in 1983)
Former channel number(s) 47 (UHF analog, 1985–2009)
Transmitter power 170 kW[1]
Height 305 m
Facility ID 13929
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information:
(satellite of
WPCB-TV, Greensburg/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Profile

(satellite of
WPCB-TV, Greensburg/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) CDBS
Website www.ctvn.org

WKBS-TV is a Christian television station serving the Allegheny area of Pennsylvania that is licensed to Altoona. It broadcasts a digital signal on UHF channel 46. Owned by Cornerstone Television, the station is effectively a satellite of Cornerstone's flagship station, WPCB-TV in Pittsburgh.


In 1983, Cornerstone Television was granted a construction permit for channel 47 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to serve the Johnstown/Altoona market. It bought the transmitter used by the original WKBS-TV (channel 48) in Philadelphia when that station went dark in 1983, and used this transmitter to put channel 47 on the air November 2, 1985, reusing the WKBS-TV callsign.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel PSIP Short Name Video Aspect Programming[2]
47.1 WKBS-DT 480i 4:3 Cornerstone

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WKBS-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 47, 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 46.[3][4] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 47.


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