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Bloomington/Indianapolis, Indiana
United States
City of license Bloomington, Indiana
Branding Trinity Broadcasting Network
Channels Digital: 42 (UHF)
Virtual: 42 (PSIP)
Subchannels 42.1 - TBN
42.2 - The Church Channel
42.3 - JUCE TV/Smile of a Child TV
42.4 - TBN Enlace USA
42.5 - TBN Salsa
Affiliations TBN (O&O)
Owner Trinity Broadcasting Network, Inc.
(Trinity Broadcasting of Indiana, Inc.)
First air date August 27, 1987 (1987-08-27)
Former callsigns WCLJ (1987–2008)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
42 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Transmitter power 850 kW
Height 314 m
Facility ID 68007
Transmitter coordinates
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

WCLJ-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 42, is a TBN owned-and-operated television station located in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States that is licensed to Bloomington. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. WCLJ-TV maintains studio facilities on U.S. 31 South in Greenwood, and its transmitter is located on County Road 50 in rural southwestern Johnson County (due southeast of Trafalgar). On cable, WCLJ is available on Comcast Xfinity channel 2, Bright House Networks channel 15 and AT&T U-verse channel 42.

The station first signed on the air on August 27, 1987 and was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network.


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

Digital television

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

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
42.1 480i 4:3 TBN Main TBN programming
42.2 TCC The Church Channel
42.3 JUC/SOC JUCE TV/Smile of a Child TV
42.4 Enlace Enlace USA
42.5 SALSA TBN Salsa

TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.[1]

On June 1, 2015, JUCE and Smile of a Child were consolidated into a single network on the third subchannel to accommodate the addition of a new network, TBN Salsa, on the fifth subchannel where Smile of a Child used to reside.[2] As a result of the change, children's programming that previously aired on Smile of a Child airs on 42.3 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Analog-to-digital conversion

WCLJ-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 42, 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 relocated from its pre-transition UHF channel 56, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition, to its analog-era frequency, UHF channel 42.[3]


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WCLJ
  2. ^ Kent Gibbons (2015-05-29). "TBN Salsa Targets English-Speaking Hispanics".  
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24. 

External links

  • - Trinity Broadcasting Network official website
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WCLJ-TV
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WCLJ-TV

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