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Ashland, Kentucky/
HuntingtonCharleston, West Virginia
United States
CityAshland, Kentucky
ChannelsDigital: 13 (VHF)
Virtual: 61
Affiliations61.1: Daystar
61.2: Blank
OwnerWord of God Fellowship, Inc.
(Tri State Family Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date
April 30, 1983 (38 years ago) (1983-04-30)
Former channel number(s)
61 (UHF, 1983–2009)
44 (UHF, until 2020)
44 (PSIP, 2009–2019)
Commercial Ind. (1982–1983)
Religious Ind. (1983–2003)
SD simulcast of DT1 (until 2020)
Call sign meaning
Tri-State Family Broadcasting
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID67798
HAAT174.1 m (571 ft)
Transmitter coordinates38°25′11″N 82°24′6″W / 38.41972°N 82.40167°W / 38.41972; -82.40167
Public license information

WTSF (channel 61) is a religious television station licensed to Ashland, Kentucky, United States, serving the HuntingtonCharleston, West Virginia market as an owned-and-operated station of the Daystar Television Network. The station's studios are located on Bath Avenue in Ashland, and its transmitter is located on a very short tower in Huntington's Rotary Park.


WTSF signed on as a commercial independent television station in September 1982. However, it was not successful and was soon donated to a local religious group. It continued as such until 2003 when the station was sold to the Daystar national charismatic Christian network and, with a few exceptions, ended local programming.

While it was locally produced, the bulk of the channel's programming consisted of fundraising to continue broadcasting.

Technical information


The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[1]
61.1 720p 16:9 WTSF Main WTSF programming / Daystar
61.2 480i 4:3 Blank

Analog-to-digital conversion

WTSF shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 61, 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 44.[2][3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 61, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WTSF
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  3. ^ CDBS Print