KHCE-TV, virtual channel 23 (UHFdigital channel 16), is a TBNowned-and-operatedtelevision station located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Community Educational Television subsidiary of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. KHCE-TV maintains studio facilities located on Capital Port Drive in northwest San Antonio, and its transmitter is located off of Route 181 in northwest Wilson County (northeast of Elmendorf).

Background

The station first signed on the air on July 9, 1989; it was one of the first stations to be built and signed on the air by TBN subsidiary Community Educational Television. KHCE's programming was also previously simulcast on a low-powertranslator station, K20BW in San Antonio; this translator ceased operations in 2010, and has since been sold to Digital Networks - Southwest, LLC.

KHCE produces four local programs seen on the air: a local version of TBN's local public affairs franchise Joy in our Town, the biblical studies program Up with the Son, the educational program We Speak Inglés y Español and a local edition of Praise the Lord.

Digital television[2]

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

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming
23.1480i4:3TBNMain TBN programming
23.2TCCHillsong Channel
23.3COMBOJUCE TV/Smile of a Child TV
23.4EnlaceEnlace USA
23.5SALSATBN Salsa

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

KHCE-TV discontinued regular programming on its analog signal, over UHF channel 23, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 16,[3] using PSIP to display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 23.