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Sandusky, Ohio
United States
Slogan The Better Choice
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 52 (PSIP)
Subchannels 52.1 Main programming
52.2 Audio simulcast of WGGN-FM
Translators W33BW 33 Ashland, Ohio
Affiliations Religious independent
Owner Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc.
Founded 1980
First air date December 5, 1982 (1982-12-05)
Call letters' meaning Witnessing
Sister station(s) WGGN (FM), WLRD
Former channel number(s) Analog:
52 (UHF, 1982–2009)
Former affiliations TBN (1982–200?)
Transmitter power 450 kW
Height 283 m
Facility ID 11027
Transmitter coordinates
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

WGGN-TV, virtual channel 52 (UHF digital channel 42), is a religious independent television station located in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by Christian Faith Broadcast, Inc., which also owns Castalia-licensed WGGN (97.7 FM) and Willard-based WLRD (96.9 FM). WGGN maintains office facilities located in Castalia, and its transmitter is located in New London. WGGN-TV's programming is relayed on low-powered translator station W33BW (channel 33) in Ashland.

The station was founded in 1980 and first signed on the air on December 5, 1982 as a partner station of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Operating on a commercial license, the station presently broadcasts religious programming from local churches.


  • Digital television 1
    • Digital channels 1.1
    • Analog-to-digital conversion 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Digital television

Digital channels

The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
52.1 1080i 4:3 WGGN-DT Main WGGN-TV programming
52.2 480i 4:3 Weather (audio simulcast of WGGN-FM)

Analog-to-digital conversion

WGGN-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 52, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 42.[2] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 52.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WGGN
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Michiguide page about WGGN
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WGGN
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for W33BW
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WGGN-TV
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