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CityGadsden, Alabama
BrandingTrinity Broadcasting Network
Subchannels60.1: TBN
60.2: TBN Inspire
60.3: Smile
60.4: Enlace
60.5: Positiv
First air date
July 22, 1986 (36 years ago) (1986-07-22)
Former call signs
WTJP (1986–2003)
Former channel number(s)
60 (UHF, 1986–2009)
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID1002
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT329 m (1,079 ft)
Transmitter coordinates33°48′53″N 86°26′55″W / 33.81472°N 86.44861°W / 33.81472; -86.44861Coordinates: 33°48′53″N 86°26′55″W / 33.81472°N 86.44861°W / 33.81472; -86.44861
Public license information

WTJP-TV, virtual channel 60 (UHF digital channel 26), is a television station licensed to Gadsden, Alabama, United States, serving the Birmingham area as an owned-and-operated station of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The station's studios are located on Rosedale Avenue in Gadsden, and its transmitter is located on Blount Mountain near Springville, Alabama.

WTJP-TV's signal was formerly relayed on low-power translator stations W51BY (channel 51) in Jasper and W46BU (channel 46) in Tuscaloosa; the latter station went silent on April 13, 2010 due to declining support, which was attributed to the digital transition.[1]


The station first signed on the air on July 22, 1986, and was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Technical information[edit]


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WTJP-TV
Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
60.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
60.2 inspire TBN Inspire
60.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
60.4 Enlace Enlace
60.5 16:9 PosiTiV Positiv

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

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WTJP-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 60, on April 16, 2009, ahead of the official June 12 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 26.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 60, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.


  1. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WTJP
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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