WKBS-TV

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For the independent station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that operated on channel 48 from 1965 until 1983, see WKBS-TV (Philadelphia).
WKBS-TV
(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)
Subchannels 47.1 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
Broadcasting
System
(original call letters of the former Philadelphia station that went dark in 1983)
Former channel number(s) 47 (UHF analog, 1985–2009)
Transmitter power 200 kW
Height 309 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.

History[edit]

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[1]
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.[2][3] 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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