Christian Television Network
|Christian Television Network|
|Branding||Christian Television Network|
|Availability||United States, worldwide (not available in all markets or regions)|
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 Florida 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 still remains the president to this day.
In addition to the main network, CTN also operates CTNi, a Spanish-language Christian network; and LifeStyle Family TV, which offers entertainment programming with a Christian slant. These services are available as subchannels on most CTN stations.
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.
|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 in 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|
|WSJN-CD||20||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|WQSJ-CD||48||Quebradillas, Puerto Rico|
|WELU||32||Aguadilla, Puerto Rico|
|WLCN-CD||18||Charleston, South Carolina|
|WRXY-TV ++||49||Tice/Fort Myers, Florida|
|WVLR ++||48||Knoxville, Tennessee|
|WVUP-CD ++||45||Tallahassee, Florida|
|KNLJ||25||Jefferson City, Missouri|
|WEPH ++||49||Tupelo, Mississippi|
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 the New World TV Group|
|WSWS||66||Columbus, Georgia||Now WLGA, a WeatherNation affiliate owned by Pappas Telecasting Companies|
|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; now WSCV, a Telemundo O&O owned by NBCUniversal|
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 The Impact Network.
- St. Petersburg Times (Crossroads section): "Nation's Newest Christian TV Station Begins Operations", October 27, 1979.
- Official site