WGGN-TV
Wggntv52 logo.jpg
CitySandusky, Ohio
Channels
BrandingWGGN-TV52
Programming
Affiliations52.1: Religious Independent
52.2: JTV
52.3: HSN
52.4: Shop LC
52.5: America's Voice
Ownership
Owner
  • Christian Broadcasting Ministries
  • (Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc.)
WGGN (FM), WLRD
History
Founded1980
First air date
December 5, 1982 (39 years ago) (1982-12-05)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog:
  • 52 (UHF, 1982–2009)
  • Digital:
  • 42 (UHF, until 2019)
  • Translator:
  • W33BW 33 Ashland
TBN (1982–200?)
Call sign meaning
Witnessing
God's
Good
News
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID11027
ERP10 kW
HAAT283 m (928 ft)
Transmitter coordinates41°4′30.3″N 82°27′4″W / 41.075083°N 82.45111°W / 41.075083; -82.45111
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.cbmtoday.org

WGGN-TV, virtual channel 52 (VHF digital channel 3), is a religious independent television station licensed to Sandusky, Ohio, United States and serving the Cleveland and Toledo television markets. Owned by Christian Broadcasting Ministries, it is sister to two religious radio stations: Castalia-licensed WGGN (97.7 FM) and Willard-based WLRD (96.9 FM). The three stations share studios in Castalia; WGGN-TV's transmitter is located in New London.

Operating on a commercial license, the station presently broadcasts religious programming from local churches and national ministries. It also airs infomercials in overnights and on Saturday mornings.[1]

History

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The station was founded in 1980 and first signed on the air on December 5, 1982 as an affiliate of the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[2]
52.1 1080i 16:9 WGGN TV Main WGGN-TV programming
52.2 480i 4:3 JTV Jewelry TV
52.3 HSN HSN
52.4 SHOP LC Shop LC
52.5 RAV America's Voice

Analog-to-digital conversion

WGGN-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 52, 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 42.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 52, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

References

  1. ^ "WGGN TV 52.1 Program Schedule" (PDF). Christian Broadcasting Ministries. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WGGN
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.