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Watertown, New York
ChannelsAnalog: 19 (UHF)
OwnerEdge Spectrum
(The Edge Spectrum, LLC)
Former channel number(s)
54 Philadelphia NY
Technical information
Facility ID128834
ERP6300 watts

WTKJ-LP, channel 19 is a Christian religious television station in Watertown, New York. It has broadcast on Channel 19 in Watertown since August 2008.[1]

WTKJ was originally a low-power independent in Philadelphia, New York; the station was sold by Tammy M. Celenza in June 2007 to EICB TV for $7,000.[2] In 2017, WTKJ was transferred to Edge Spectrum, a company that seeks to use upcoming ATSC 3.0 standards to datacast via low-power UHF stations such as WTKJ.

Digital transition[edit]

As a low-power station, WTKJ-LP was not required to transition to digital broadcasting when full-power stations do so in 2009. It has voluntarily applied to flash-cut to digital operation on its existing frequency, UHF 19, with 1500 watts but has not yet made this transition.

WTKJ may be subject to co-channel interference by adjacent-market WSYT-DT 19 Syracuse as that station goes to its full licensed digital power, having abandoned former analogue channel UHF 68 in Syracuse, New York.


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