Good Life 45 provides Christian and Family-Friendly television programming to the Central Florida Area. Our programming includes Christian, educational, inspirational and entertaining television. Our goal is to point the way to hope in Christ through compelling stories and messages.
We've made it our mission to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in every home in Central Florida by providing a variety of programs that represent a broad base of ministries and churches throughout the area.
ABOUT GOOD LIFE 45
Our vision is to share Christ in compelling ways, and we do this through our sincere commitment to sharing life-changing stories from people like you!
Good Life 45 is Where Hope Happens! What we mean by this is that when you tune into our Christian and family-friendly programs, you will be inspired by relevant content that points the way to a better life in Jesus Christ.
We broadcast to 9 Central Florida Counties and over 1.5 million homes. We are honored to be used by God to bring hope, to help transform lives and to bring others into a closer, more intimate relationship with Christ.
WTGL is a religious independent television station serving Orlando, Florida, United States, licensed to nearby Leesburg, with studios in Lake Mary and transmitter near Bithlo. Branded as Good Life 45, the station is owned locally by Good Life Broadcasting, and broadcasts on UHF digital channel 23, virtual channel 45. It is seen on cable in the Orlando market on Charter Spectrum channel 19, Comcast Xfinity channel 6, 17 or 19, and Cox Ocala channel 19.
WTGL is affiliated with Total Living Network, FamilyNet, World Harvest Television, and The Worship Network. Before mid-2010, it was affiliated with Faith TV until that network became My Family TV. That network has since moved to low-power station WSCF-LP (channel 31).
The original construction permit for Channel 45 was granted to the Central Florida Educational Television, Inc. (a now-defunct division of the Central Florida Educational Foundation, the owner of FM radio station WPOZ) in 1987. It was assigned the call letters WLCB-TV, which stood for Leesburg Community Broadcasting, after the station's city of license.
However, Central Florida Educational Television was never able to get the station on the air, so it sold the construction permit and partially completed the transmitting facility to Good Life Broadcasting (then owner of then-WTGL-TV Channel 52) in May 2000, after the FCC began to permit duopolies.
Once Good Life secured the permit, it completed the construction of its transmitting facility, and the station signed on for the first time on December 12, 2000. WLCB took a mix of general entertainment and religious programming. They ran a mix of westerns, old sitcoms, public domain movies, some lifestyle shows, and initially cartoons, which by 2003 were gone. Their original station, then called WTGL continued with an all Christian/religious format.
Good Life owned and operated both its original station and WLCB until September 2006, when the original WTGL was sold to TBN and its call sign was subsequently changed to WHLV-TV. Good Life continues to host WHLV's master control operations to the present day even though WHLV has since moved to its studio facility.
The two stations shared a studio on the corner of I-4 and Michigan Avenue in Orlando until June 2007, when Channel 45 and the master controls for Channel 52 were moved to the former studios of WKCF in Lake Mary.
With the WTGL callsign made available since the original WTGL became WHLV-TV, WLCB officially changed its call sign to WTGL (without the -TV suffix) on September 12, 2007. Even though the -TV suffix is missing from Channel 45's legal call sign, the station continues to use the -TV suffix on-air and on its Web site.