TacomaSeattle, Washington
United States
CityTacoma, Washington
ChannelsDigital: 21 (UHF)
Virtual: 20
Affiliations20.1: TBN
20.2: TBN Inspire
20.3: Smile
20.4: Enlace
20.5: Positiv
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Trinity Broadcasting of Washington)
First air date
March 30, 1984 (38 years ago) (1984-03-30)
Former call signs
KQFB (1984)
Former channel number(s)
20 (UHF, 1984–2009)
14 (UHF, until 2019)
Independent (1984–1986)
Call sign meaning
Trinity Broadcasting of Washington
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID67950
ERP107 kW
HAAT473 m (1,552 ft)
Transmitter coordinates47°32′49″N 122°47′44″W / 47.54694°N 122.79556°W / 47.54694; -122.79556Coordinates: 47°32′49″N 122°47′44″W / 47.54694°N 122.79556°W / 47.54694; -122.79556
Public license information

KTBW-TV, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 21), is a Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) owned-and-operated television station serving Seattle, Washington, United States, that is licensed to Tacoma. The station's studios are located on South 341st Place in Federal Way, and its transmitter is located on Gold Mountain near Bremerton.


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KTBW originally signed on the air with the call sign KQFB on March 30, 1984. As KQFB, the station was originally locally owned by Family Broadcasting based in University Place, Washington. Family Broadcasting originally was going to broadcast Christian programming from several sources. Before the station went on the air, a minority interest in KQFB was acquired by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. When TBN acquired Family Broadcasting in full, the call letters were changed to KTBW on December 18, 1984.


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of KTBW-TV
Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
20.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
20.2 inspire TBN Inspire
20.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
20.4 Enlace Enlace
20.5 16:9 PosiTiV Positiv

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[1]