|Channels||Digital: 21 (UHF)|
20.2: TBN Inspire
|Owner||Trinity Broadcasting Network |
(Trinity Broadcasting of Washington)
First air date
|March 30, 1984|
Former call signs
Former channel number(s)
20 (UHF, 1984–2009)
14 (UHF, until 2019)
Call sign meaning
|Trinity Broadcasting of Washington|
|HAAT||473 m (1,552 ft)|
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.
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:
|20.1||720p||16:9||TBN HD||Main TBN programming|
TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.