Nashville DTV News

New Low Power Channel Coming to Nashville

- Posted November 17th, 2015 at 2:06pm
First off, I'm sorry, but I meant to say something earlier about this. A new low power channel is coming to Nashville. It will be on channel 18 in north Nashville broadcasting at 15kw. Don't get too excited though, it is owned by the religious network, TCT, and it will probably only broadcast what they have on WJFB 44. I will post again when they bring it on the air.


- Posted on November 17th, 2015 at 6:21pm

What will happen to the Lebanon facility? The previous channel 44?

- Posted on November 17th, 2015 at 6:59pm

Channel 44 will still be there. It will be the full power station while channel 18 will be the low power station. Actually, channel 18 is the digital channel of the now defunct analog channel 11 that was broadcasting on Spring St. in Lebanon.

- Posted on December 15th, 2015 at 2:38pm

I have spent a lot of time bringing WJFB facility up to our specifications, the signal should be much improved. When 18 comes out of the commission, it will be built to repeat the full power 44, to fill in any gaps.

- Posted on December 15th, 2015 at 3:07pm

TVengnr, thank you for visiting the site and keeping us up to date with channel 18. Please keep us informed every step of the way.

- Posted on December 15th, 2015 at 3:35pm

Certainly, Recently with WJFB we increased power, replaced the exciter, and intermediate power amps, new output filter and optimized the entire rf system. All to make the best signal, also, put in a full hd master control. The off-air signal should be better than it ever has been. Would love to get some viewer reports on performance. I know on our end it is 1000 times better. As soon as we have our CP for 18 from the FCC, it will be built out quickly, It will be located on the towers north of town with most of the other broadcasters which will help with antenna pointing.

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