WTJP-TV
Gadsden/Birmingham, Alabama
United States
CityGadsden, Alabama
ChannelsDigital: 26 (UHF)
Virtual: 60
BrandingTrinity Broadcasting Network
Programming
Subchannels60.1: TBN
60.2: TBN Inspire
60.3: Smile
60.4: Enlace
60.5: Positiv
Ownership
OwnerTrinity Broadcasting Network
(Trinity Broadcasting of Texas, Inc.)
History
First air date
July 22, 1986 (35 years ago) (1986-07-22)
Former call signs
WTJP (1986–2003)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
60 (UHF, 1986–2009)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID1002
ERP1,000 kW
HAAT329 m (1,079 ft)
Transmitter coordinates33°48′53″N 86°26′55″W / 33.81472°N 86.44861°W / 33.81472; -86.44861Coordinates: 33°48′53″N 86°26′55″W / 33.81472°N 86.44861°W / 33.81472; -86.44861
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.tbn.org

WTJP-TV, virtual channel 60 (UHF digital channel 26), is a television station licensed to Gadsden, Alabama, United States, serving the Birmingham area as an owned-and-operated station of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The station's studios are located on Rosedale Avenue in Gadsden, and its transmitter is located on Blount Mountain near Springville, Alabama.

WTJP-TV's signal was formerly relayed on low-power translator stations W51BY (channel 51) in Jasper and W46BU (channel 46) in Tuscaloosa; the latter station went silent on April 13, 2010 due to declining support, which was attributed to the digital transition.[1]

History

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The station first signed on the air on July 22, 1986, and was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Technical information

Subchannels

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WTJP-TV
Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming
60.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
60.2 inspire TBN Inspire
60.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
60.4 Enlace Enlace
60.5 16:9 PosiTiV Positiv

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[2]

Analog-to-digital conversion

WTJP-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 60, on April 16, 2009, ahead of the official June 12 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 26.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 60, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.

References

  1. ^ "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WTJP
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.