WTSF

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WTSF
Ashland, Kentucky/
HuntingtonCharleston, West Virginia
United States
CityAshland, Kentucky
ChannelsDigital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 61 (PSIP)
Programming
Affiliations61.1: Daystar (O&O; 2003–present)
61.2: [Blank]
Ownership
OwnerWord of God Fellowship, Inc.
(Tri State Family Broadcasting, Inc.)
History
First air date
April 30, 1983 (37 years ago) (1983-04-30)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
61 (UHF, 1983–2009)
Digital:
44 (UHF, until 2020)
Virtual:
44 (PSIP, 2009–2019)
Analog/DT1:
Commercial Ind. (1982–1983)
Religious Ind. (1983–2003)
DT2:
SD simulcast of DT1 (until 2020)
Call sign meaning
Tri-State Family Broadcasting
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID67798
ERP8 kW
HAAT174.1 m (571 ft)
Transmitter coordinates38°25′11″N 82°24′6″W / 38.41972°N 82.40167°W / 38.41972; -82.40167
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.daystar.com

WTSF, virtual channel 61 (VHF digital channel 13), is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station licensed to Ashland, Kentucky, United States and serving the HuntingtonCharleston, West Virginia television market. The station is owned by Word of God Fellowship, a subsidiary of the Daystar Television Network. WTSF's studios are located on Bath Avenue in Ashland, and its transmitter is located on a very short tower in Huntington's Rotary Park.

History[edit]

WTSF signed on as a commercial independent television station in September 1982. However, it was not successful and was soon donated to a local religious group. It continued as such until 2003 when the station was sold to the Daystar national charismatic Christian network and, with a few exceptions, ended local programming.

While it was locally produced, the bulk of the channel's programming consisted of fundraising to continue broadcasting.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
61.1 720p 16:9 WTSF Main WTSF programming / Daystar
61.2 480i 4:3 [Blank]

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WTSF shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 61, on June 12, 2009, the official 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 44.[2][3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 61, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WTSF
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ CDBS Print

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