WLJC-TV

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WLJC-TV
WLJC-TV-65.jpg
Beattyville/Lexington, Kentucky
United States
CityBeattyville, Kentucky
ChannelsDigital: 7 (VHF)
Virtual: 65 (PSIP)
BrandingWLJC (general)
ABC 36 News at Nine (newscasts)
Programming
Affiliations65.1: Cozi TV (2018–present)
65.2: TheGrio TV
65.3: Antenna TV
65.4: getTV
65.5: This TV
65.6: Start TV
Ownership
OwnerMargaret Drake
(Hour of Harvest, Inc.)
WLJC (FM), WEBF
History
First air date
October 18, 1982 (38 years ago) (1982-10-18)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
65 (UHF, 1982–2007)
Primary:
Independent (1982–1986, 2017–2018)
TBN (1986–2017)
Secondary:
FNN (1982–1985)
DT2:
Light TV (until 2021)
Call sign meaning
Wonderful
Lord
Jesus
Christ
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID27696
ERP185 kW
HAAT321.5 m (1,055 ft)
Transmitter coordinates37°36′47.3″N 83°40′17.6″W / 37.613139°N 83.671556°W / 37.613139; -83.671556
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewljc.com

WLJC-TV, virtual channel 65 (VHF digital channel 7), is a Cozi TV-affiliated television station serving Lexington, Kentucky, United States that is licensed to Beattyville. The station is owned by local minister Margaret Drake and her ministry, The Hour of Harvest, Inc. WLJC's studios are located on Radio Station Loop north of Beattyville, and its transmitter is located on Tip Top Road.

On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum in the Lexington and Hazard areas.[1] The main WLJC feed is also carried on channels 21 (SD) and 521 (HD) via Frankfort Plant Board in the state capital of Frankfort.[2]

History[edit]

The station first signed on the air on October 18, 1982 and claims to be the oldest Christian television station in Kentucky. The Hour of Harvest, Inc. also owns two Christian radio stations, Air 1 outlet WLJC-FM and K-LOVE outlet WEBF.

On April 2, 2018, WLJC began carrying a half-hour local newscast produced by Lexington ABC affiliate WTVQ at 9 p.m. titled ABC 36 News at Nine on WLJC.

In November 2018, WLJC's main channel began airing Cozi TV programming (which moved from 65.6; that subchannel now airs Start TV).

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[3]
65.1 720p 16:9 WLJC-HD Cozi TV
65.2 480i 4:3 TheGrio TheGrio TV
65.3 Ant-TV Antenna TV
65.4 Get-TV getTV
65.5 This-TV This TV
65.6 Start-TV Start TV[4]
65.7 H&I Heroes & Icons

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WLJC-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 65, in July 2007. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition VHF channel 7.[5] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 65, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

The station was recently granted a construction permit to increase its wattage from 70 kW to 185 kW.[6]

Coverage area[edit]

WLJC-TV's digital signal covers much of eastern Kentucky, thanks to its 185,000 watts of power on the VHF band. The signal coverage area includes the Metro Lexington area, Somerset, Hazard, and it goes as far east as Pikeville, as far north as Maysville, as far west as Danville, and as far south as the Tennessee state line in areas around Middlesboro and Williamsburg.[7]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time Warner Cable - Lexington channel lineup". Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2014-10-27.
  2. ^ Frankfort Plant Board - Preferred Cable Lineup
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WLJC
  4. ^ Cozi TV Channel Finder
  5. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  6. ^ [1] FCC Database. Retrieved on November 10, 2008.
  7. ^ Maps of Full-powered Television stations - Lexington, Kentucky (Federal Communications Commission) (2009).