CityDallas, Texas
BrandingTrinity Broadcasting Network
First air date
February 9, 1987 (36 years ago) (1987-02-09)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 58 (UHF, 1987–2009)
  • Digital: 45 (UHF, 2002–2019)
Call sign meaning
Dallas, Texas
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID67910
ERP735 kW
HAAT494 m (1,621 ft)
Transmitter coordinates32°32′36″N 96°57′32″W / 32.54333°N 96.95889°W / 32.54333; -96.95889
Public license information

KDTX-TV, virtual channel 58 (UHF digital channel 21), is a Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) owned-and-operated television station licensed to Dallas, Texas, United States, and serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The station's studios are located at TBN's International Production Center in Irving, and its transmitter is located in Cedar Hill, Texas.


The UHF channel 58 allocation in the Dallas–Fort Worth market was initially applied for broadcasting use by the Metroplex Broadcasting Company (owned by Adam Clayton Powell III (son of civil rights activist and congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr.) and former KDFW (channel 4) anchor/reporter Barbara Harrison) for a television station under the call letters KDIA-TV; the call sign was assigned on January 15, 1985, and was changed to KDTX-TV on July 1.

KDTX-TV first signed on the air on February 9, 1987 (the call letters had previously been used by a radio station on 102.9 FM, now KDMX); it was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. In recent years, KDTX has been considered TBN's second-most important television station (after its flagship station, KTBN-TV in Santa Ana, California), particularly as the Dallas–Fort Worth market has a large religious base. TBN has since moved several of its operations, including some production facilities, to the Metroplex.


The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KDTX-TV
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
58.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
58.2 inspire TBN Inspire
58.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
58.4 Enlace Enlace
58.5 16:9 PosiTiV Positiv

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


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KDTX-TV". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KDTX