TV Technical Profile: WMCF

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Channel:
28 (CP)
Programming:
45.1 - TBN
45.2 - Hillsong Channel
45.3 - JUCE / Smile of a Child
45.4 - Enlace
45.5 - Positiv
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] [bird's eye] Just east of the Sunshine Village subdivision northeast of Montgomery.  Just south of Sandy Ridge Curve north of CR-64. Co-located with WXFX, WLWI, WHHY, WMXS and WLBF, as well as WFRZ-LD.
Power (ERP):
725 kW (CP)
175 kW (STA)
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
427 feet
262 feet
(STA)
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (FCCdata Link)
STA information from FCCdata.org
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[Facebook] TBN's Facebook page
[Studio] Street View of the station's small studio on Mendel Parkway.
History:
This station elected to discontinue analog broadcasts sometime before the new June 12th deadline.  Boosted power from 500 to 851 kW in April 2011.  In 2014 the JCTV music videos channel was discontinued, and a Christian youth oriented network called JUCE took its place.  In 2015, Smile of a Child moved to the -.3 part time and this subchannel is now labeled "COMBO".  TBN Salsa launched on the -.5 subchannel in its place.
As part of the FCC spectrum repacking processing, this station received a permit in mid-July to relocate from RF channel 46 to 28, with no other real technical changes aside from a drop in power.  It has been operating under a Special Temporary Authority since June 2018 due to an equipment failure, necessitating lower power output at the transmitter.  It is expected to remain at lower power until the repacking process starts in April 2019.  In July, the station received a second Special Temporary Authority to reduce power further to 175 kW at just 262 feet.

The station dropped TBN Salsa for Positiv on the .5 subchannel at some point in the spring of 2021.