BrandingCTN Macon
OwnerChristian Television Network, Inc.
FoundedAugust 17, 1987
First air date
November 30, 1990 (33 years ago) (1990-11-30)
Former channel number(s)
  • Analog: 64 (UHF, 1990–2008)
  • Digital: 45 (UHF, 2003–2020)
Call sign meaning
Good News Television of Macon (founding owner)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID24618
ERP793 kW
HAAT223 m (732 ft)
Transmitter coordinates32°45′51″N 83°33′32″W / 32.76417°N 83.55889°W / 32.76417; -83.55889
Public license information

WGNM (channel 45) is a religious television station in Macon, Georgia, United States, owned and operated by the Christian Television Network (CTN). The station's studios are located on Steven Drive in northwestern Macon, and its transmitter is located on GA 87/US 23/US 129 ALT (Golden Isles Highway), along the TwiggsBibb county line.


The station first signed on the air on November 30, 1990, as an independent station owned by the locally based Macon Urban Ministries, doing business as Good News Television. WGNM became a charter affiliate of UPN in the summer of 1996. The station was sold to the Christian Television Network in February 2004; despite this, the new owner maintained the UPN affiliation and some syndicated secular programming, along with an overnight affiliation with the Shop at Home Network, though religious programming has always made up the bulk of WGNM's broadcast schedule.

Upon the merger of UPN and The WB into The CW, announced in January 2006, CTN used the opportunity to withdraw WGNM from carrying secular programming, refusing to take either The CW or MyNetworkTV. CTN completed the withdrawal on September 2, 2006, and switched to originating a fully religious schedule.

On February 1, 2008, WGNM turned off its analog transmitter and began broadcasting exclusively in digital.[2]

On April 24, 2020, at 12 p.m., WGNM moved from RF channel 45 to RF channel 33 and began broadcasting in 1080i high definition.


The station's signal is multiplexed:

Subchannels of WGNM[3]
Channel Res. Aspect Short name Programming
45.1 1080i 16:9 WGNM-DT Main WGNM programming / CTN
45.2 480i 4:3 Lifesty CTN Lifestyle
45.3 CTNi CTN International
45.4 16:9 BUZZR Buzzr
45.5 4:3 BIZ-TV Biz TV


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WGNM". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Public Attachmatch" (PDF). hraunfoss.fcc.gov.
  3. ^ "RabbitEars TV Query for WGNM". RabbitEars.info.

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