Christian Television Network

Christian Television Network (CTN) is a non-profit broadcast television network of small owned-and-operated stations (O&O) that broadcasts religious programming. It is based in Largo, Florida (with a mailing address of Clearwater), and the flagship station is WCLF channel 22, which signed on the air in the Tampa Bay region in 1979. It is now available on DirecTV channel 376 and Dish Network channel 267/9399. It was founded by Robert D'Andrea, who is still the president.

Christian Television Network
TypeTelevision network
BrandingChristian Television Network
Country
United States
AvailabilityUnited States, worldwide (not available in all markets or regions)
Launch date
1979
Official website
http://www.ctnonline.com/

Program services

CTN operates three channels:

Stations (by callsign)

All stations are owned and operated by CTN unless specified. Stations indicated by two plus signs ("++") are stations that were signed on by CTN or a CTN subsidiary.

CTN's Puerto Rico outlets are owned by Senda Educational Broadcasting, a subsidiary of CTN.

Call letters Channel City and state Notes
WCLF ++ 22 Clearwater/Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida flagship station
KFXB-TV 40 Dubuque/Cedar Rapids/Iowa City/Waterloo, Iowa Was Fox until 2004
WYBU-CD 16 Columbus, Georgia Formerly WCGT
WFGC 61 West Palm Beach, Florida
WGNM 45 Macon, Georgia Carried UPN along with CTN until September 2006
WHBR ++ 33 Pensacola, Florida/Mobile, Alabama
WHTN 39 Murfreesboro/Nashville, Tennessee
WSJN-CD 20 San Juan, Puerto Rico Owned by Senda Educational Broadcasting, operated by CTN
WVQS-LD 50 Isabel Segunda, Puerto Rico Owned by Senda Educational Broadcasting, operated by CTN
WQSJ-CD 48 Quebradillas, Puerto Rico Satellite of WSJN-CD
WELU 32 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Owned by Senda Educational Broadcasting, operated by CTN
WUSP-LD 25 Ponce, Puerto Rico Daystar affiliate owned by Senda, operated by CTN
W50EN-D 50 Caguas, Puerto Rico translator of WVQS-LD
WLCN-CD 18 Charleston, South Carolina
WRXY-TV ++ 49 Fort Myers, Florida
WVLR ++ 48 Knoxville, Tennessee
KEEN-CD 17 Las Vegas
WVUP-CD ++ 45 Tallahassee, Florida
WTJR 16 Quincy, Illinois
WHNO 20 New Orleans, Louisiana
KNLJ 25 Jefferson City, Missouri
WLCF-LD 45 Decatur, Illinois
WEPH ++ 49 Tupelo, Mississippi
KQCK 33 Cheyenne, Wyoming Owned by Casa Media Partners, LLC, operated by CTN
KQDK-CD 39 Aurora, Colorado Owned by Casa Media Partners, LLC, operated by CTN
KBPX-LD 46.4 Houston, Texas Owned by Evangel World Prayer Center

Former Affiliates (by callsign)

Call letters Channel City and state Current Affiliation
WEJC ++ 20 Lexington/Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point, North Carolina Now WCWG, a CW affiliate owned by Hearst Television.
WSWS 66 Opelika, Alabama / Columbus, Georgia Now WLGA, a Infomercials station owned by CNZ Communications, LLC
WTGL-TV ++ 52 Cocoa / Orlando, Florida Originally the second station established by CTN; now WHLV-TV, a religious station owned by TBN
WIRB 56 Melbourne / Orlando, Florida Owned by CTN from 1996-1997, LMA'd to Paxson Communications (now ION Media Networks); bought by Paxson outright in January 1998; now WOPX, an ION Television affiliate
WKID-TV 51 Fort Lauderdale / Miami, Florida Purchased evening airtime in the late-1970s, before the establishment of WCLF;[1] now WSCV, a Telemundo O&O owned by NBCUniversal

Note

Until 2011, Detroit, Michigan-based WLPC-LD also used the CTN and Christian Television Network names, but was never affiliated or associated with this network; that station has since renamed itself as Impact Network.

References

  1. ^ St. Petersburg Times (Crossroads section): "Nation's Newest Christian TV Station Begins Operations", October 27, 1979.

External links

Family Broadcasting Corporation

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KFXB-TV

KFXB-TV is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Dubuque, Iowa, United States and serving the Eastern Iowa television market (Cedar Rapids–Waterloo–Iowa City–Dubuque). It broadcasts a standard definition digital signal on UHF channel 14 (or virtual channel 40 via PSIP) from a transmitter in extreme southwestern Grant County, Wisconsin (in the Madison television market). Owned by the Christian Television Network, the station maintains studios on Main Street in downtown Dubuque.

KNLJ

KNLJ, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 20), is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Jefferson City, Missouri, United States and serving the Columbia–Jefferson City television market. The station is owned by the Christian Television Network. KNLJ's transmitter is located near New Bloomfield.

KQCK

KQCK, virtual channel 39 (VHF digital channel 11), is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States and also serving Denver, Colorado. The station is owned by the Christian Television Network. KQCK's studios are located on East Lincoln Way (near U.S. 30) in southeastern Cheyenne, and its transmitter is located on Horsetooth Mountain, just outside Fort Collins. The station's signal is relayed on low-power Class A translator station KQDK-CD (channel 39) in Aurora, Colorado.

KQDK-CD

KQDK-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 39, is a low-power Class A television station serving Denver, Colorado, United States that is licensed to Aurora. It is a translator of Cheyenne, Wyoming-licensed CTN owned-and-operated station KQCK (channel 39) that is owned by the Christian Television Network. KQDK's transmitter is located on East Iliff Avenue (near Colorado Highway 83) in southeastern Denver.

WCLF

WCLF, virtual channel 22 (UHF digital channel 21), is a religious television station licensed to Clearwater, Florida, United States and serving Tampa and St. Petersburg. It serves as the flagship station of the nationwide Christian Television Network (CTN), which has owned-and-operated and affiliated stations throughout the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. WCLF's studios are located on 142nd Avenue in nearby Largo, and its transmitter is located near Riverview.

WEPH

WEPH is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Tupelo, Mississippi, United States, serving northeastern Mississippi and northwestern Alabama. Owned by the Christian Television Network, WEPH broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 17 (or virtual channel 49 via PSIP) from a transmitter located northwest of Woodland, Mississippi. The station maintains studios on County Road 1702 in Tupelo.

WFGC

WFGC is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Palm Beach, Florida, United States, serving the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 7 (or virtual channel 61 via PSIP) from a transmitter near Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Owned by the Christian Television Network, WFGC maintains studio facilities on West Blue Heron Boulevard in Riviera Beach, in the former studio of Fox affiliate WFLX (channel 29). On cable, WFGC can be seen on Comcast Xfinity channel 13 (in Martin, Palm Beach, Okeechobee, and southern St. Lucie counties) and channel 17 (in Indian River and northern St. Lucie counties), and in high definition on digital channel 436.

WGNM

WGNM, virtual and UHF digital channel 45, is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Macon, Georgia, United States. The station is owned by the Christian Television Network. WGNM's studios are located on Steven Drive in northwestern Macon, and its transmitter is located on GA 87/U.S. 23/U.S. 129 Alternate (Golden Isles Highway), along the Twiggs–Bibb county line.

WHBR (TV)

WHBR, virtual channel 33 UHF digital channel 34, is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Pensacola, Florida, United States and also serving Mobile, Alabama. Owned by the Christian Television Network, the station maintains studios on Pensacola Boulevard (US 29) in Pensacola, and its transmitter is located in Robertsdale, Alabama.

WHNO

WHNO, virtual channel 20 (UHF digital channel 21), is a CTN owned-and-operated television station licensed to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The station is owned by the Christian Television Network. WHNO's studios are located on St. Charles Avenue in downtown New Orleans, and its transmitter is located off Behrman Highway in the city's Algiers neighborhood.

WHTN

WHTN, virtual channel 39 (UHF digital channel 38), is a religious television station serving Nashville, Tennessee, United States that is licensed to Murfreesboro. It is owned by Clearwater, Florida-based Christian Television Network. WHTN's studios are located on Lebanon Road in Mount Juliet, and its transmitter is located on Lone Oak Road near Gladeville. WHTN offers 24-hour religious programming, much of which is produced either locally or at the CTN home base in Florida.

WLCF-LD

WLCF-LD is a religious television station in Decatur, Illinois, broadcasting locally on digital channel 45 from its transmitter north of Oreana, Illinois as an owned and operated affiliate of the Christian Television Network. CTN acquired WLCF from another religious broadcaster, Believers Broadcasting Corporation, in February 2008. The station offers a variety of Christian programming, both locally produced and from the CTN network.

WLCN-CD

WLCN-CD, channel 18, is a not-for-profit television station licensed to Charleston, South Carolina. It is owned by Clearwater, Florida-based Christian Television Network. WLCN-CD offers 24-hour religious programming, much of which is produced either locally or at the CTN home base in Clearwater.

WRXY-TV

WRXY-TV, virtual channel 49 (UHF digital channel 33), is a CTN owned-and-operated television station serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida, United States that is licensed to Tice. The station is owned by the Christian Television Network. WRXY-TV's studios and transmitter are located on Horseshoe Road in Punta Gorda. The station is branded as CTN 10, in reference to its channel position on most cable systems in the market.

WTJR

WTJR is a religious television station licensed to Quincy, Illinois, United States. It broadcasts a digital signal on UHF channel 32 (or virtual channel 16.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter on Cannonball Road northeast of Quincy. WTJR is an owned-and-operated station of the Christian Television Network (CTN), which acquired the station from another religious broadcaster, Believers Broadcasting Corporation, in June 2006. Its studios are located on North Sixth Street in downtown Quincy.

WVLR

WVLR is a Christian Television Network owned-and-operated television station serving Knoxville, Tennessee, broadcasting locally on digital channel 48, and seen on cable on Comcast channel 15. The station is licensed to Tazewell, with studios in Kodak.

WVUP-CD

WVUP-CD, channel 45, is a not-for-profit television station licensed to Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is owned by Clearwater, Florida-based Christian Television Network. WVUP-CD offers 24-hour religious programming, much of which is produced either locally or at the CTN home base in Clearwater.

WYBU-CD

WYBU-CD, channel 16, is a low-power television station licensed to Columbus, Georgia, with studios in Phenix City, Alabama. It is owned and operated by the Christian Television Network (CTN).

WYBU is the second television station in the market owned by CTN—from 1984 to 1995 it owned Opelika, Alabama-based WSWS-TV (now WLGA, an Antenna TV affiliate).

Christian Television Network

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