WLJC-TV

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WLJC-TV
WLJC-TV-65.jpg
Beattyville/Lexington, Kentucky
United States
City Beattyville, Kentucky
Branding WLJC (general)
ABC 36 News at Nine (WTVQ-produced newscasts)
Channels Digital: 7 (VHF)
Virtual: 65 (PSIP)
Affiliations Religious Ind. (2017–present)
Owner Hour of Harvest, Inc.
(Margaret Drake)
First air date October 18, 1982 (35 years ago) (1982-10-18)
Call letters' meaning Wonderful
Lord
Jesus
Christ
Sister station(s) WLJC (FM), WEBF
Former channel number(s) Analog:
65 (UHF, 1982–2007)
Former affiliations Independent (1982–1986)
TBN (1986–2017)
FNN (secondary; 1982–1985)
Transmitter power 185 kW
Height 321.5 m (1,055 ft)
Facility ID 27696
Transmitter coordinates 37°36′47.3″N 83°40′17.6″W / 37.613139°N 83.671556°W / 37.613139; -83.671556
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.wljc.com/

WLJC-TV, virtual channel 65 (VHF digital channel 7), is a religious independent television station serving Lexington, Kentucky, United States that is licensed to Beattyville. The station is owned by 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, with the Antenna TV subchannel on 65.3 also appearing on channel 28 after WTVQ dropped the network.[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.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel PSIP Short Name Video Aspect Programming[3]
65.1 WLJC-HD 720p 16:9 Main WLJC-TV HD programming
65.2 WLJC.2 480i 4:3 Main WLJC-TV SD programming
65.3 WLJC.3 Antenna TV
65.4 WLJC.4 getTV
65.5 WLJC.5 This TV
65.6 WLJC.6 WLJC-TV Message about programming

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.[4] 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.[5]

Coverage area[edit]

WLJC-TV's digital signal covers much of eastern Kentucky, thanks to its 185,000 watts of power. 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.[6]

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