BeHind the Scenes. . .
WTJR raising funds for a Digital HDTV upgrade.
As you may know the FCC mandated TV stations to go digital, known as DTV. WTJR accomplished this by converting our old video signal to digital at the tower site, on input to our DTV transmitter. We need to upgrade our signal through our entire broadcast chain so in the future we can transmit wide screen High Definition programming and more sub channels. This upgrade is part of that process. The cost estimate:
MediaHub HD encoder $9000
LI Mux 3rd stream license & firmware $3500
BE90A Upconverter $3600
Satellite receiver for LifeStyle (WTJR 16.3) $1500
Satellite dish for CTNi (WTJR 16.2) $1150
Digital STL Link to tower site:
One ASI to BB Modulator
One BB to ASI Demodulator
Total Cost for the set: $6250
Basic HD Upgrade Total $25,000
This will upgrade the link from our studio to our tower site, so we can have digital channel(s) from master control at our downtown studio. Also, this will allow us our third sub-channel, Channel 16.3 CTN Lifestyle. What this means for you the viewer is more Christian family programming and a better quality signal from WTJR. Jim Wilson, WTJR Engineer
WTJR is raising funds for HD upgrades at the TV Studio which will allow our third sub-channel, Channel 16.3 CTN Lifestyle. What this means for you the viewer is more Christian family programming and a better quality signal for WTJR.
WTJR needs your help – WTJR needs your one dollar bills – yes, $1 bills. Would you be willing to collect $1 bills and send to us in the enclosed envelope marked “HD Upgrade”? If so, we say “Thank You”. Remember – Every dollar counts and CAN make a difference in someone’s life as we continue “working ‘til Jesus returns”.
Thank You for Supporting Your Christian TV Station!
Donette Douglas Station Manager.