(April 3, 2006) — Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) announced that it launched a new full-power television station in Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 27th. WHRE-TV, Channel 21, reaches a potential of over 1,960,000 viewers in Virginia’s Tidewater metropolitan area with TBN’s wide range of innovative faith-based programming.
TBN officials explained that the new broadcast facility operates with an effective radiated power of five million watts, and with an antenna mounted 1,014 feet above ground will easily blanket the entire Tidewater metropolitan area, encompassing such communities as Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton, and Chesapeake.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Tidewater metro area to our growing TBN family,” said Paul Crouch, Jr., TBN’s Vice President of Administration. “It means that nearly two million people will now enjoy the benefits of TBN’s inspirational programming 24 hours per day.”
TBN is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations. TBN now reaches every major continent via 47 satellites and more than 12,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 25 million visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the network owns and operates The Church Channel, JCTV, TBN Enlace USA, and Smile of a Child TV. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org .
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