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(satellite of WPCB-TV, Greensburg/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
State College, Pennsylvania
United States
City Altoona, Pennsylvania
Branding Cornerstone Television
Slogan God is Here
Channels Digital: 46 (UHF)
(to move to 6 (VHF))
Virtual: 47 (PSIP)
Affiliations Cornerstone
Owner Cornerstone Television, Inc.
Founded October 9, 1984
First air date November 2, 1985 (32 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
0.57 kW (CP)[1]
Height 305 m (1,001 ft)
Facility ID 13929
Transmitter coordinates 40°34′3.7″N 78°26′25.2″W / 40.567694°N 78.440333°W / 40.567694; -78.440333
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, virtual channel 47 (UHF digital channel 46), is a Cornerstone Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States and serving West-Central Pennsylvania. It is a full satellite of Cornerstone's flagship station, WPCB-TV (channel 40) in Greensburg. WKBS-TV's transmitter is located in Logan Township.


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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