WTCE-TV is a religious television station in Fort Pierce, Florida, broadcasting locally on channel 21 (digital 38) as an owned and operated affiliate of TBN, under the license name of Jacksonville Educators Broadcasting, Inc., part of the TBN-owned Community Educational Television group.

The station's transmitter is located at the station, on North 25th Street (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.), in Fort Pierce.

In addition to programming from TBN, the station airs educational programming to prepare local students for the GED.

History

WTCE-TV commenced broadcast in 1990; an earlier television station in the area that also used to broadcast on channel 21, WIRK-TV West Palm Beach, was in operation from 1953 to 1956.[2]

Digital television[3]

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

ChannelVideoAspectPSIP Short NameProgramming
21.1480i4:3TBNMain TBN programming
21.2TCCHillsong Channel
21.3COMBOJUCE TV/Smile of a Child TV
21.4EnlaceEnlace USA
21.5SALSATBN Salsa

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

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.[4] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 21.