Cornerstone Television

The Cornerstone TeleVision Network is a non-commercial Christian broadcast and satellite television network based in Wall, Pennsylvania, United States. Its founder was Russ Bixler. The network has 44 full-power, 57 low-power affiliate stations, 1 online affiliate station, and it is on the Glorystar satellite service.

Cornerstone Television
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LaunchedApril 15, 1979
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Headquarters
Websitewww.ctvn.org

History

In the late 1970s, Norma Bixler claimed to have received a vision from God during a visit to the Christian Broadcasting Network. The vision was for her and her husband, Russ Bixler, to build a Christian television station near their home in Pittsburgh. Despite many potential hurdles—financial, legal, personal, and logistical—Russ eventually came to share and fulfill the vision.

The Bixlers were helped along with way with prominent leaders such as Pat Robertson, Loren Cunningham, and Jim Bakker. With the support of many volunteers and the talents of professionals such as Bill Freeman, Oleen Eagle, Stan Scott, and Eleanor Clarke, the vision of a Christian television station in Pittsburgh became a reality.

Cornerstone Television began broadcast on Easter Sunday, April 15, 1979 (40 years ago).

Cornerstone Television is now Worldwide.

Programming

Cornerstone Television Network broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Programming includes preachers, teachers, international leaders, movies, documentaries, music, and holiday specials for people of all ages.

Other notable programming includes Origins, a program on creation science and the argument against commonly accepted scientific principles; the show presents scientific evidence supporting Young Earth creationism.

List of Affiliates

Call letters City and state Channel Meaning or notes
WPCB-TV Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 40 flagship station
WKBS-TV Altoona, Pennsylvania 47 satellite of WPCB
W45BT Brookville, Pennsylvania 45 satellite of WPCB
W12CA Elliottsburg, Pennsylvania 12 satellite of WPCB
W29CO Sharon, Pennsylvania/Youngstown, Ohio 29 satellite of WPCB
W18BC Middleburg, Pennsylvania 18 satellite of WPCB
W07DP-D Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 7 satellite of WPCB
KRHP-LD The Dalles, Oregon 14
KJWY-LP Salem, Oregon 21
WTPM-LD Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 45.3
K27EC-D Lake Havasu City, Arizona 27
K25HD Bullhead City, Arizona/Needles, California 25 relays K27EC-D
K39CT Lewiston, Idaho 39
KTMW Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah 20
KMAH-LP Cheyenne, Wyoming 39
KPAH-LP Laramie, Wyoming 24
KVBA-LP Alamogordo, New Mexico 19
KCHF Santa Fe, New Mexico 11
KSCE El Paso, Texas 38
KGEB Tulsa, Oklahoma 53
K31DY Muskogee, Oklahoma 31
K16KR-D McAlester, Oklahoma 16
KUOT-CD Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 21
K21DC Lawton, Oklahoma 21
K53EG Sioux Falls, South Dakota 53
K61GJ Aurora, Missouri 61
K54DH Eureka Springs, Arkansas 54
K36DF Joplin, Missouri 36
K68EL Marshfield, Missouri 68
KNLJ Jefferson City, Missouri 25
K44DO Osage Beach, Missouri 44
KNLC St. Louis, Missouri 24
K39CI Springfield, Missouri 39
KVTN-DT Pine Bluff/Little Rock, Arkansas 25
KVTH Hot Springs, Arkansas 26 satellite of KVTN
KVTJ Jonesboro, Arkansas 48 satellite of KVTN
KSBN-TV Springdale, Arkansas 57
KAGN-CD Crowley, Louisiana 31
KAJN-CD Lafayette, Louisiana 40
KFAM-CD Lake Charles, Louisiana 14
KMCT-TV West Monroe, Louisiana 39
WVCY-TV Milwaukee, Wisconsin 30
WTJR Quincy, Illinois 16
WLFG Grundy, Virginia/Kingsport-Johnson City, Tennessee 68
WSCP-LP Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 13
W13CS-D Grenada, Mississippi 13
W47EI-D Birmingham, Alabama 47
W15AZ Birmingham, Alabama 15 relays W47EI-D
WYAM-LD Decatur, Alabama 51
WFRZ-LD Montgomery, Alabama 34
WTGL Orlando, Florida 45
WBPI-CD Augusta, Georgia 49
WATC-DT Norcross, Georgia 57
WBTW (Cable 21) Bassett, Virginia
W59BP Ashland, Ohio 59
WTLW Lima, Ohio 44
WLMB Perrysburg, Ohio 40
WGGN-TV Sandusky, Ohio 52
W46EJ-D Clarksburg, West Virginia 24
WBPH-TV Allentown, Pennsylvania 60
W52CQ Auburn, New York 52
W40BJ DeWitt, New York 40
W15BR Oneida, New York 15
WMBQ-CD New York, New York 46
WTVU-CD Syracuse, New York 22
KHVM-LD Minneapolis, Minnesota 28 Applied for Channel 48
KTCJ-LD Minneapolis, Minnesota 50
WONO-CA Syracuse, New York 11
TRUEGOD-TV Cincinnati, Ohio/Dayton, Ohio Internet Only
KHFD-LD Dallas, Texas 51
KTBV-LD Los Angeles, California 12

External links

K27EC-D

K25HD-D and K27EC-D are low-power television stations serving Bullhead City, Arizona and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, respectively, as Cornerstone Television Network (CTVN) affiliates.

K25HD-D operates as a digital station on UHF channel 25 and is owned by Richard D. Tatham of Lake Havasu City. Its transmitter is located approximately 12 miles (20 km) northwest of Bullhead City on Spirit Mountain, where it serves both Bullhead City, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada.

K27EC-D operates as a digital station on UHF channel 27 and is owned by Lake Havasu Christian Television of Lake Havasu City. Richard Tatham is President of Lake Havasu Christian Television. The station's transmitter is located on Goat Hill, approximately 5 miles (8 km) north of Lake Havasu City.

The stations also provide over-the-air service to Kingman, Arizona via translator station K16GB.

KHVM-LD

KHVM-LD channel 48 is a digital low-power television station in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its main affiliation is with the Global Christian Network. It broadcasts with a 15 kW signal from its Arden Hills, Minnesota tower, which it shares with sister station KTCJ-LD channel 50, a Cornerstone Television Network affiliate, and Daystar Television Network affiliate WDMI-LD channel 62. The station's tower was hit by lightning around Memorial Day 2010, forcing both stations KHVM-LD and KTCJ-LD to go silent (WDMI converted from analog to digital about the same time).

KHVM previously broadcast a highly directional signal on channel 28 that carried southwest, to possibly to avoid signal conflicts with Wisconsin Public Television station WHWC-TV channel 28 in Menomonie, Wisconsin. KHVM gained an FCC "Special Temporary Authority" (STA) to broadcast at 0.35 kW power. In addition, KAWB in Brainerd, Minnesota, which also broadcasts on channel 28, displaced KHVM. KHVM began broadcasting on channel 48 over the last weekend in July 2011 following a construction permit to move to the channel. The station has been off air since August, 2017.

KKRR-LP

KKRR-LP, channel 45, is a low-power television station in Cheyenne, Wyoming. KKRR is owned by local businessman Robert Rule.

KKRR began as a secondary channel for the co-owned local religious television station, KMAH-LP channel 39. When KMAH switched over to the Renaissance Network, KKRR took over the Cornerstone Television affiliation.

KMAH later took back the Cornerstone affiliation, after the Renaissance Network folded and its replacement, America One was not renewed. Apparently KMAH did not require KKRR's services. As a result, KKRR was left with no programming. Currently, KKRR broadcasts only a slate, reminding viewers that Cornerstone programming moved to channel 39.

KMAH-LP

KMAH-LP is a low-power television station in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The station is currently owned by local businessman Bob Rule, owner of Rule Communications.

KMPT (TV)

KMPT, UHF analog channel 19, was a dual ABC/DuMont-affiliated television station licensed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, which operated from November 22, 1953 to February 4, 1955. Owned by KLPR Television, Inc., it was a sister outlet to radio station KLPR (1140 AM, now KRMP). KMPT's studios were located on Southwest 28th and West Commerce Streets in southwest Oklahoma City's Capitol Hill neighborhood, and its transmitter was located on East Britton Road and North Lincoln Boulevard in northeast Oklahoma City.

Forty years after the station ceased operations due to financial difficulties that led to KMPT's bankruptcy, the UHF channel 19 allocation was reassigned to the Equity Broadcasting Corporation, which launched a new station on that channel, K19EA (now Cornerstone Television affiliate KUOT-CD), in March 1995.

KTCJ-LD

KTCJ-LD channel 50 was a digital low-power television station in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its main affiliation is with the Cornerstone Television network. It broadcasts with a 15 kW signal from its Arden Hills, Minnesota tower, which it shares with sister station KHVM-LD channel 48, a Global Christian Network affiliate, and Daystar Television Network affiliate WDMI-LD channel 62. The station's tower was hit by lightning around Memorial Day 2010, forcing both KHVM-LD and KTCJ-LD to go silent (WDMI converted from analog to digital about the same time). The station has been off air since August, 2017.

KUOT-CD

KUOT-CD is a low-power Class A television station in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, broadcasting locally in digital on UHF channel 21.1. as an affiliate of Cornerstone Television.

Pastor Greg

Pastor Greg is a Christian sitcom, the first Christian television show of this genre. Debuted in 2005, it ran for three seasons. The series is not filmed before a studio audience and uses a laugh track.

The series was initially co-produced by Uplifting Entertainment and Cornerstone Television; when the series debuted, it was one of the first regularly scheduled religious television series to be produced in High Definition. However, to achieve this notoriety, Cornerstone added more infomercials to its schedule and cancelled some of its other programs in order to defray the cost of two HDTV cameras bought for the show. In addition, following the lead of many American series (especially dramas), production would later shift to Canada; the show's second season was filmed in Orangeville, Ontario.

Russ Bixler

R. Russell "Russ" Bixler, (1927-04-24)April 24, 1927 – January 30, 2000(2000-01-30) (aged 72), was the founder, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Cornerstone Television, Inc. He was also a well-known preacher, author, and charismatic leader.

W07DP-D

W07DP-D is the broadcast affiliate of the Cornerstone Television Network (also called CTVN), serving the Harrisburg / Lancaster / York, Pennsylvania market. Prior to June 2009 W35BT broadcast as a low-power station on analog channel 35. Currently this station broadcasts on digital channel 7. Its city of license is Dillsburg and its transmitter is located just north of Mechanicsburg.

It is directly affiliated with CTVN's flagship station from Pittsburgh, WPCB-TV.

WDMI-LD

WDMI-LD virtual channel 62, redirected from channel 31, is a digital low-power Christian television station in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its main affiliation is with the Daystar network. It broadcasts with a 15 kW signal from its Arden Hills, Minnesota tower, which it shares with stations KTCJ-LD channel 50, a Cornerstone Television Network affiliate, and Global Christian Network(GCN) affiliate KHVM-LD channel 48. The station's tower was hit by lightning around Memorial Day 2010, forcing all three stations to temporarily go silent. WDMI-LD used this as an opportunity to convert from analog to digital, and returned to the air than significantly faster than either KHVM-LD or KTCJ-LD.

WIWU-CD

WIWU-CD channel 51 is a low-powered television station in Marion, Indiana, owned by Indiana Wesleyan University. Promoted as WIWU-TV, the station airs local entertainment, sports, and news programming for Marion and Grant County, in addition to airing religious programming from TLN, Cornerstone Television and WHT.

WKBS-TV

WKBS-TV, virtual channel 47 (UHF digital channel 46), is a Cornerstone Television owned-and-operated television station licensed to Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States, and serving West-Central Pennsylvania. It is a full satellite of Cornerstone's flagship station, WPCB-TV (channel 40) in Greensburg. WKBS-TV's transmitter is located in Logan Township.

WMBQ-CD

WMBQ-CD virtual channel 46 VHF digital channel 13, is a Class A low-power digital television station licensed to New York City. The station is owned by WNET.org.

WNWT-LD

WNWT-LD is a low-power NewsNet-affiliated television station licensed to New York City. It broadcasts on UHF channel 50 and it is owned by PMCM TV. WNWT shares its studios located in Freehold Township, New Jersey, and its transmitter is located at the Trump World Tower in Midtown Manhattan. From January 2012 to November 2013, WNWT (as WBQM) used virtual channel 3.1. The station formerly broadcast on VHF channel 3 and was previously owned by Renard Communications Corp. As of November 2013, they now use virtual channel 51. WBQM can't use its real channel of 50 as its virtual channel because of nearby New Jersey PBS station WNJN which broadcasts on Channel 51 and uses its old analog channel 50 as its virtual channel.

WPCB-TV

WPCB-TV, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 50), is a television station licensed to Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States and serving the Pittsburgh television market. WPCB-TV is the flagship station of the religious television network Cornerstone Television, which originates most of its programs from the station. WPCB-TV's studios and transmitter are co-located in Wall, Pennsylvania. The station's programming is also seen on satellite station WKBS-TV (channel 47) in Altoona.

On cable, WPCB is carried on Comcast Xfinity channel 5 (channel 2 in Bethel Park, channel 9 in Monroeville) in standard definition and channel 805 in high definition, and Verizon FiOS channels 5 (standard definition) and 505 (high-definition).

WSCP-LP

WSCP-LP is an independent low-power television station licensed to Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and targeting the State College area. WSCP-LP is owned by Pathway Community Radio Inc. The station's on-air name is Pennsylvania Channel 13, and the station's transmitter is located southwest of State College on the Pine Grove Mills Mountain.

WWPS-LP

WWPS-LP was an affiliate of Cornerstone Television in Kinnelon, New Jersey. The station broadcast to Morris County, New Jersey on VHF channel 9.

WYAM-LD

WYAM-LD (channel 51) is a community based independent low-powered Commercial digital television station licensed in Priceville, Alabama, owned by Decatur Communications Properties LLC. The Studio and Business office is in Decatur, Alabama.

WYAM-LD Channel 51-1 is carried on Spectrum Communications Channel 20 and WOW cable systems in Morgan and Limestone Counties, Alabama. Off-air UHF coverage includes all of Morgan and Limestone Counties and major portions of Lawrence and Madison Counties, Alabama. Coverage population is over 530,000 according to the 2010 census data.

Programming is twenty-four hours per day and includes approximately eighty hours per week of locally produced programming such as Valley Happenings, Talk of the Town, Decatur City Council meetings, Morgan County Commission meetings, Best of Rick and Bubba, local High School sports and programs produced by community members and organisations in the WYAM-LD studio or independent studios covering a broad range of subjects of local interest. Programming also includes family oriented shows from World Harvest Family and Cornerstone TeleVision Networks. Network programming aired includes The Fishing Edge, Hometown, Today's Homeowner, Gardening with Paul Allen Smith, American Outdoorsman, At Home with Arlene, Gaither Homecoming Hour, the Health & Home Report,

The Harvest Show and the 700 Club. The station is also an affiliate of T.

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WYAM-LD Channel 51-2 broadcasts the Spanish language network Azteca America and Channel 51-3 broadcasts a simucast of sister Radio station WYAM Fiesta Mexicana 890 AM.

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