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Fort Pierce/ West Palm Beach, Florida
United States
CityFort Pierce, Florida
Channels Digital: 18 ( UHF)
Virtual: 21 ( PSIP)
Affiliations21.1: TBN ( O&O)
21.2: Hillsong Channel
21.3: Smile
21.4: Enlace
21.5: Positiv
Owner Community Educational Television
(a subsidiary of Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc.)
(Jacksonville Educators Broadcasting, Inc.)
First air date
May 9, 1990 (30 years ago) (1990-05-09)
Former call signs
WTCE (1990–2005)
Former channel number(s)
21 (UHF, 1990–2007)
38 (UHF, 2007–2019)
Call sign meaning
W- Treasure Coast Educational Television
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID29715
ERP730 kW
HAAT297 m (974 ft)
Transmitter coordinates 27°1′32″N 80°10′41.9″W / 27.02556°N 80.178306°W / 27.02556; -80.178306
Public license information

WTCE-TV, virtual channel 21 ( UHF digital channel 18), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Fort Pierce, Florida, United States, serving the Gold and Treasure Coasts of South Florida. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which manages TBN-owned stations in Florida and Texas on channels allocated for non-commercial educational broadcasting. WTCE-TV's studios are located on North 25th Street ( Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) in Fort Pierce, and its transmitter is located in unincorporated southeastern Martin County (southwest of Hobe Sound).


WTCE-TV commenced broadcast in 1990; an earlier television station in the area that also used to broadcast on channel 21, WIRK-TV in West Palm Beach, was in operation from 1953 to 1956. [1]

Digital television

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
21.1 720p 16:9 TBN HD Main TBN programming
21.2 Hillsng Hillsong Channel
21.3 480i 4:3 SMILE Smile
21.4 Enlace Enlace
21.5 16:9 Positiv Positiv

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

WTCE-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 21, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 38. [3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 21.


  1. ^ "West Palm Beach TV Station Ads"
  2. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WTCE
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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