KDTX-TV, virtual channel 58 (UHF digital channel 21), is a TBN owned-and-operated television station licensed to Dallas, Texas, United States, and serving the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. The station is owned by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. KDTX's studios are located at TBN's International Production Center on West Irving Boulevard (SH 356, between it and SH 183) in Irving, and its transmitter is located south of Belt Line Road in Cedar Hill.
|Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas|
|Branding||Trinity Broadcasting Network|
|Channels||Digital: 21 (UHF)|
Virtual: 58 (PSIP)
|Affiliations||58.1: TBN (O&O)|
58.2: Hillsong Channel
58.3: JUCE TV/Smile
58.5: TBN Salsa
|Owner||Trinity Broadcasting Network|
(Trinity Broadcasting of Texas, Inc.)
|First air date||February 9, 1987|
|Call letters' meaning||Dallas, TeXas|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:|
58 (UHF, 1987–2009)
45 (UHF, 2002–2019)
|Transmitter power||735 kW|
|Height||494 m (1,621 ft)|
|Public license information||Profile|
The UHF channel 58 allocation in the Dallas-Fort Worth market was initially applied for broadcasting use by the Metroplex Broadcasting Company (owned by Adam Clayton Powell III (son of civil rights activist and congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.) and former KDFW (channel 4) anchor/reporter Barbara Harrison) for a television station under the call letters KDIA (a Spanish translation for the word "day"). The station was founded on January 15, 1985, however it is not known if it ever signed on.
KDTX-TV first signed on the air on February 9, 1987 (the call letters had previously been used by a radio station on 102.9 FM, now KDMX); it was built and signed on by the Trinity Broadcasting Network. In recent years, KDTX has been considered TBN's second-most important television station (after its flagship station, KTBN-TV in Santa Ana, California), particularly as the Dallas–Fort Worth market has a large religious base. TBN has since moved several of its operations, including some production facilities, to the Metroplex.
The station's digital signal is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|58.1||720p||16:9||TBN||Main TBN programming|
TBN-owned full-power stations permanently ceased analog transmissions on April 16, 2009.
KDTX-TV shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 58, on that date. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 45, using PSIP to display KDTX-TV's virtual channel as 58 on digital television receivers, which was among the high band UHF channels (52-69) that were removed from broadcasting use as a result of the transition.