WPGD-TV
Hendersonville/Nashville, Tennessee
United States
CityHendersonville, Tennessee
ChannelsDigital: 33 (UHF)
Virtual: 50
Programming
Affiliations50.1: TBN
50.2: TBN Inspire
50.3: Smile
50.4: Enlace
50.5: Positiv
Ownership
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Trinity Broadcasting of Texas, Inc.)
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
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.tbn.org

WPGD-TV, virtual channel 50 (UHF digital channel 33), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States and serving the Nashville television market, as well as Bowling Green, Kentucky to the north. The station is owned by the Tustin, California-based Trinity Broadcasting Network. WPGD-TV's transmitter is located in Whites Creek, Tennessee, just off I-24 and Old Hickory Boulevard. The station's 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

Trinity Music City, studio location for WPGD-TV.
Trinity Music City, studio location for WPGD-TV.

Although it was granted a construction permit on September 17, 1987, the station didn't 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:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
50.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
50.2 Hillsng 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