TV Technical Profile: WTJP


Channel:
26
Programming:
60.1 - TBN
60.2 - Hillsong Channel
60.3 - JUCE / Smile of a Child
60.4 - Enlace USA (Spanish)
60.5 - TBN Salsa
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street 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
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Other Information:
41 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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[Studio] 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:
Digital channel 26 signed on in April 2003.
 
This 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 digitally only.
 
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 youthoriented 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.