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Mobile, Alabama/Pensacola, Florida
United States
CityMobile, Alabama
BrandingTrinity Broadcasting Network
ChannelsDigital: 18 (UHF)
Virtual: 21 (PSIP)
Affiliations21.1: TBN (O&O)
21.2: Hillsong Channel
21.3: JUCE TV/Smile
21.4: Enlace
21.5: TBN SD
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Trinity Broadcasting of Texas, Inc.)
First air dateDecember 1985 (34 years ago) (1985-12)[1]
Former channel number(s)Analog:
21 (UHF, 1985–2009)
20 (UHF, until 2019)
Former affiliationsIndependent (1985–1986)
Transmitter power275 kW (STA)
900 kW (CP)
Height148.4 m (487 ft) (STA)
529 m (1,736 ft) (CP)
Facility ID60827
Transmitter coordinates30°36′41″N 87°36′26.4″W / 30.61139°N 87.607333°W / 30.61139; -87.607333
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

WMPV-TV, virtual channel 21 (UHF digital channel 18), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Mobile, Alabama, United States and also serving Pensacola, Florida. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. WMPV-TV's studios are located in Mobile, and its transmitter is located near Robertsdale, Alabama.


The station was founded in December 1985. WMPV was the only full-powered station in the Mobile–Pensacola viewing area to transmit an analog signal past February 17, 2009, according to a list from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[citation needed]

Digital television[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
21.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
21.2 Hillsng Hillsong Channel
21.3 480i 4:3 COMBO JUCE TV/Smile
21.4 Enlace Enlace
21.5 TBN SD SD simulcast of DT1

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[2]

WMPV-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 21, on June 12, 2009. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 20.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 21.


  1. ^ The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says December 19, while the Television and Cable Factbook says December 15.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WMPV
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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