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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
City Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Branding Trinity Broadcasting Network
Channels Digital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 14 (PSIP)
Subchannels 14.1 - TBN
14.2 - Hillsong Channel
14.3 - JUCE TV/Smile
14.4 - Enlace
14.5 - TBN Salsa
Affiliations TBN
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc.
(Trinity Broadcasting of Oklahoma City, Inc.)
First air date March 6, 1981; 37 years ago (1981-03-06)
Call letters' meaning Trinity
Former channel number(s) Analog:
14 (UHF, 1981–2009)
Transmitter power 700 kW
Height 358 m
Facility ID 67999
Transmitter coordinates 35°34′35″N 97°29′9″W / 35.57639°N 97.48583°W / 35.57639; -97.48583Coordinates: 35°34′35″N 97°29′9″W / 35.57639°N 97.48583°W / 35.57639; -97.48583
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.tbn.org

KTBO-TV, virtual channel 14 (UHF digital channel 15), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. The station is owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc. KTBO maintains studio facilities and offices located on Northeast 108th Street and East Hefner Road, and its transmitter is located near the John Kilpatrick Turnpike/Interstate 44, both on Oklahoma City's northeast side.


The channel 14 allocation in Oklahoma City was first assigned to KLPR-TV, which operated from September 1966 to December 1967 as an independent station.

KTBO-TV first signed on the air on March 6, 1981, and was one of several partner stations that were built and signed on by TBN, instead of being acquired from another company. It was also the fourth Trinity Broadcasting Network partner station to sign on (after flagship station KTBN-TV in Santa Ana, California, KPAZ-TV in Phoenix, Arizona and WHFT-TV in Miami, Florida). The current channel 14 (as KTBO) operates under a different license, and has never claimed KLPR-TV as part of its history.

KTBO was noted for a 1989 instance where it encouraged viewers to call up the cable companies Cox Communications and Multimedia and tell them to protest Cinemax's clearance of Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ, which had garnered controversy among the religious community a year before. Although Multimedia responded by scrambling all of Cinemax's broadcasts of the film, Cox refused to pre-empt the broadcasts and briefly dropped KTBO from its lineup.[1]

Digital television[edit]

This station's digital signal, like most other full-service TBN owned-and-operated stations, carries five different TBN-run networks.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
14.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
14.2 TCC Hillsong Channel
14.3 COMBO JUCE TV/Smile
14.4 Enlace Enlace
14.5 SALSA TBN Salsa

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[2]

KTBO-TV began transmitting a digital television signal on UHF channel 15 on December 1, 2002. The station discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 14, on that date.[3] The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 15, using PSIP to display KTBO-TV's virtual channel as 14 on digital television receivers.


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