TLN signed on the air as a full power broadcast television station on August 31, 1998 as KWOK-TV. The ministry later changed the calls letters to KTLN-TV as a reflection of its parent company, the Total Living Network. The name change to TLNWest recognizes a emphasis on the West Coast and its transition to a wider array of viewing options. Both TLNWest and the Total Living Network are part of Total Living International, which has produced quality Christian programming for over 40 years. TLNWest is a full multi-media, 24/7 program stream that utilizes current and emerging technologies such as broadcast, cable, satellite, the internet, and multiple digital platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, AndroidTV, and TLNWest.TV streaming. TLNWest produces quality video content through its local program People Like You and short form segments. TLNWest reaches more than 2.6 million households within the San Francisco market through broadcast and is available on all major Bay Area cable, satellite and broadband services. Countless households can watch through streaming at tlnWest.tv and other media outlets. The Bay Area branch is a platform for local and national faith-based and community organizations. Although TLNWest has served the Bay for almost two decades, the heart of the mission began over 40 years ago in Chicago through the launch of WCFC-TV 38, Christian Communications of Chicagoland (CCC). At the time, the San Francisco market broadcast license was acquired, and CCC changed its name to the Total Living Network.
TLNWest reaches more than 2.6 million households within the San Francisco market and several communities beyond the Bay Area through various broadcast outlets and is available on Bay Area cable, satellite and broadband services. Click here to find out how to watch TLNWest in your area.
The Total Living Network uses media to share the life-changing message of hope found in Christ. This is accomplished through multiple electronic media platforms including over the air broadcast, Comcast, AT&T, Wave, Google, Inc., ON DEMAND, Dish and Direct TV. TLNWest is also available online through streaming on services such as Roku, Google Chrome TV, AndroidTV, Amazon Fire TV; and via live streaming on our websites tlnWest.tv and tln.com. The ministry also provides resources through direct MPGs products, CDs, videos and DVDs; through radio and through films.
As a broadcast television station – WCFC’s call letters proclaimed its mission – “Winning Chicagoland for Christ.” Since signing on the air in 1976 as Chicago’s first Christian television station, TLN provided airtime to a wide variety of bible teachers looking to reach people for Christ outside the doors of their churches or ministries. But we did more than that. TLN/WCFC led the way by being content providers as well, producing thousands of hours of original programming in the form of news, health, talk, children’s, ministry/counseling, prayer, music/variety/inspirational, documentaries and specials to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our audience. Thus the name change to the Total Living Network – programming designed for body, mind and spirit. In the early 2000’s, TLN expanded its reach further by producing several Christian-themed films, and in partnership with Grizzly Adams Productions produced a national television series and specials for the PAX Television Network. Our original teaching program Journey was distributed on Grace Radio. On a national level, TLN’s original programming was seen on affiliated stations throughout the country and Sky Angel, and now on the NRB Network.
Internationally, TLN partners with Alpha Omega television in Romania and SAT 7 in the Middle East. As a consultant to the International Correspondence Institute in Brussels Belgium, TLN’s Jerry Rose wrote and narrated three teaching series in development of International Christian Education programming.
TLN is committed to excellence and has won numerous local and national awards, including over 30 Emmy awards and five National Religious Broadcasters full power Station of Year awards for KTLN. In 2018, TLN’s program Faith Chicago won the National Religious Broadcasters Program of the Year Award.