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Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts
United States
City Worcester, Massachusetts
(to change to Lowell, Massachusetts[1])
Channels Digital: 47 (UHF)
(to share 33 (UHF) with WPXG-TV; later move to 23 (UHF)[2])
Virtual: 48 (PSIP)
Affiliations Daystar
Owner Word of God Fellowship, Inc.
(Educational Public TV Corporation)
First air date May 5, 1999 (18 years ago) (1999-05-05)
Call letters' meaning We're
Network station
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 48 (UHF, 1999–2009)
Former affiliations Prime Time Christian Broadcasting (1999–2001)
Transmitter power 365 kW
100 kW (RF 33 application)
80.6 kW (RF 23 CP)
Height 217 m (712 ft)
344 m (1,129 ft) (RF 33 application)
342 m (1,122 ft) (RF 23 CP)
Facility ID 18783
Transmitter coordinates 42°18′27″N 71°13′27″W / 42.30750°N 71.22417°W / 42.30750; -71.22417Coordinates: 42°18′27″N 71°13′27″W / 42.30750°N 71.22417°W / 42.30750; -71.22417
43°11′4″N 71°19′10″W / 43.18444°N 71.31944°W / 43.18444; -71.31944 (RF 33 application & RF 23 CP)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.daystar.com

WYDN, virtual channel 48 (UHF digital channel 47), is a Daystar owned-and-operated television station serving Boston, Massachusetts, United States that is licensed to Worcester. The station is owned by the Educational Public TV Corporation, a subsidiary of Daystar sister company Word of God Fellowship, Inc. WYDN maintains studio facilities located on Sprague Street in Dedham, and its digital transmitter is located at the WBZ-TV tower in Needham. On cable, WYDN is available on Comcast Xfinity digital channel 295 and on Verizon FiOS channel 25.

WYDN sold its frequency rights as part of the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 spectrum incentive auction[3] and will channel-share with Concord, New Hampshire-licensed Ion Television owned-and-operated station WPXG-TV (channel 21) in early 2018.[2] As WPXG's broadcasting radius does not cover Worcester, WYDN has requested a change of its city of license to Lowell, Massachusetts.[1]


The station first signed on the air on May 5, 1999, as an affiliate of the Prime Time Christian Broadcasting (now God's Learning Channel) network, simulcast from KMLM in Odessa, Texas.[4] WYDN operated its analog transmitter atop Asnebumskit Hill in Paxton (a site which is and has been used by Worcester area FM and TV stations since Major Armstrong put an FM there in the 1940s) until the June 12, 2009, digital transition; its digital transmitter operates from the WBZ-TV tower in Needham. By the early 2000s, the station switched its affiliation to Daystar, after it was acquired by an arm of the network's subsidiary Word of God Fellowship, Inc.; the station had also become available on cable providers throughout the market.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[5]
48.1 480i 16:9 WYDN-DT Daystar

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WYDN shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 48, 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 continued to broadcasts on its pre-transition UHF channel 47.[6] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 48.

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