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Tazewell/Knoxville, Tennessee
United States
ChannelsDigital: 48 (UHF/PSIP)
Subchannels48.1 CTN
OwnerChristian Television Network, Inc.
(Volunteer Christian Television, Inc.)
First air dateOctober 6, 2002; 16 years ago (2002-10-06)
Call letters' meaningVoLunteeR Christian Television
Former channel number(s)48 (UHF analog, 2002–2009)
Transmitter power1000 kW
Height430 m
Facility ID81750
Transmitter coordinates36°15′30.5″N 83°37′43.1″W / 36.258472°N 83.628639°W / 36.258472; -83.628639
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile

WVLR is a Christian Television Network owned-and-operated television station serving Knoxville, Tennessee, broadcasting locally on digital channel 48, and seen on cable on Comcast channel 15. The station is licensed to Tazewell, with studios in Kodak.


The station signed on October 6, 2002.

Digital television[edit]

Digital channel[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[1]
48.1 480i 4:3 WVLR Christian Television Network

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

WVLR shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 48, 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 "flash-cut" its digital signal into operation on UHF channel 48.[2] Because it was granted an original construction permit after the FCC finalized the DTV allotment plan on April 21, 1997.[3] The station did not receive a companion channel for a digital television station.


  1. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WVLR
  2. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  3. ^ [1]

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