WTCE-TV

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WTCE-TV
Fort Pierce, Florida
United States
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
Virtual: 21 (PSIP)
Subchannels 21.1 TBN
21.2 The Church Channel
21.3 JUCE TV
21.4 TBN Enlace USA
21.5 Smile of a Child TV
Affiliations TBN
Owner Community Educational Television
(a subsidiary of Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc.)
(Jacksonville Educators Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date May 9, 1990; 26 years ago (1990-05-09)
Call letters' meaning W-Treasure Coast Educational Television
Former callsigns WTCE (1990–2005)
Former channel number(s) 21 (UHF analog, 1990–2009)
Transmitter power 765 kW
Height 297 m
Facility ID 29715
Transmitter coordinates 27°1′32″N 80°10′43″W / 27.02556°N 80.17861°W / 27.02556; -80.17861
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
CDBS
Website www.wtce.tv

WTCE-TV is a religious television station in Fort Pierce, Florida, broadcasting locally on channel 21 (digital 38) as an owned and operated affiliate of TBN, under the license name of Jacksonville Educators Broadcasting, Inc., part of the TBN-owned Community Educational Television group.

The station's transmitter is located at the station, on North 25th Street (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.), in Fort Pierce.

In addition to programming from TBN, the station airs educational programming to prepare local students for the GED.

History[edit]

WTCE-TV commenced broadcast in 1990; an earlier television station in the area that also used to broadcast on channel 21, WIRK-TV West Palm Beach, was in operation from 1953 to 1956.[1]

Digital television[edit]

This station's digital signal, like most other full-service TBN owned-and-operated stations, carries five different TBN-run networks.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
21.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
21.2 TCC Hillsong Channel
21.3 COMBO JUCE TV/Smile
21.4 Enlace Enlace
21.5 SALSA TBN Salsa

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

WTCE-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 21, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 38.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 21.

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