WPGD-TV
CityHendersonville, Tennessee
Channels
Programming
Affiliations50.1: TBN
50.2: TBN Inspire
50.3: Smile
50.4: Enlace
50.5: Positiv
Ownership
Owner
WBUY-TV, WELF-TV
History
FoundedSeptember 17, 1987 (1987-09-17)
First air date
September 24, 1992 (29 years ago) (1992-09-24)
Former call signs
WPGD (1992–2003)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
50 (UHF, 1992-2009)
Digital:
51 (UHF, 2003-2009)
Call sign meaning
"We Praise God Daily"
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID60820
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT412 m (1,352 ft)
Transmitter coordinates36°16′3″N 86°47′44″W / 36.26750°N 86.79556°W / 36.26750; -86.79556
Links
Public license information
Websitewww.tbn.org

WPGD-TV (channel 50) is a religious television station licensed to Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States, serving the Nashville area as an owned-and-operated station of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The station's transmitter is located in Whites Creek, Tennessee, just off I-24 and Old Hickory Boulevard. Its studios are located at Trinity Music City on Music Village Boulevard in Hendersonville, which also acts as a host studio for several TBN programs and serves as a religious tourist attraction, in addition to its former role as the estate of the late country artist Conway Twitty.

History

Although it was granted a construction permit on September 17, 1987, the station did not sign on the air until September 24, 1992 as Nashville's over-the-air outlet of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which it has exclusively broadcast since sign-on.[1] Its original analog transmitter was located along TN 109 in unincorporated Sumner County between Portland and Gallatin.

At one point during the 1990s, WPGD also operated a low-power translator, W36AK, serving Nashville proper due to the main transmitter's location, until it was discontinued at an unknown date.[2][3]

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WPGD-TV
Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
50.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
50.2 inspire TBN Inspire
50.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
50.4 Enlace Enlace
50.5 16:9 PosiTiV Positiv

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[4]

References

  1. ^ Digital TV Market Listing for WPGD-TV RabbitEars.Info. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "1037". Archived from the original on 2011-11-20.
  3. ^ Jeff Kadet. K1MOD’s TV DX Photos: All Analog Photos by Channel-Callsign
  4. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WPGD-TV