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Huntington–Charleston, West Virginia
|Channels||Digital: 13 (VHF)|
Virtual: 61 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||61.1: Daystar (O&O; 2003–present)|
|Owner||Word of God Fellowship, Inc. |
(Tri State Family Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date
|April 30, 1983|
Former channel number(s)
61 (UHF, 1983–2009)
44 (UHF, until 2020)
44 (PSIP, 2009–2019)
Commercial Ind. (1982–1983)
Religious Ind. (1983–2003)
SD simulcast of DT1 (until 2020)
Call sign meaning
|Tri-State Family Broadcasting|
|HAAT||174.1 m (571 ft)|
Public license information
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 Huntington–Charleston, 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.
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.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|61.1||720p||16:9||WTSF||Main WTSF programming / Daystar|
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. 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.
- RabbitEars TV Query for WTSF
- "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.
- CDBS Print
- Daystar website
- WTSF in the FCC's TV station database
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WTSF-TV