TV Technical Profile: WTJP
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- 60.1 - TBN
- 60.2 - Hillsong
- 60.3 - JUCE / Smile of a Child
- 60.4 - Enlace USA
- 60.5 - Positiv
view] Near Springville, on the St. Clair / Blount County
line. Off Sullivan Lane, just south of CR-24.
- Power (ERP):
- 1 MW
- Height Above
Average Terrain (HAAT):
- 1,079 feet
- 41 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
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The station's Rosedale Avenue in Gadsden studios can be seen in this
view along with various satellite dishes and a microwave relay to
the transmitter site.
- Station History:
- An original
construction permit for a new TV station on channel 60 was granted
to Sterling Associated, Ltd. in 1982. The permit went through
several modifications and also expired at least twice before the
station finally got signed on in the summer of 1096, under the
ownership of the religious Trinity Broadcasting Network (as "All
American TV, Inc.")
Digital channel 26 signed on in April 2003.
station elected to discontinue analog broadcasts sometime before the
new June 12th deadline. That sometime was
apparently April 16th, as the station is now broadcasting
- In August
2008 the station received a construction permit to increase power
from 150 kW to 1 MW, and raise antenna height and go from a
directional to a nondirectional antenna. The new facility
debuted in March 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" as it shares
time with JUCE. TBN Salsa launched on the —.5 subchannel in
The station filed to operate at lower power in February 2019 due to
transmitter failure, with a Special
Temporary Authority. The station would go up and down
in power due to transmitter issues two more times in 2019.
They would not return to full power until May of 2019.
In 2019, JUCE was
discontinued, and replaced with TBN Salsa on the —.5
subchannel. In the winter of 2020, TBN Salsa moved to
online-only distribution, and a Christian films channel called
Positiv replaced it on the over the air multiplex.