|City of license||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania|
|Slogan||Positively Different Television|
|Channels||Digital: 9 (VHF)
|Owner||Sonshine Family Television, Inc.|
|First air date||December 27, 1990|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
|Transmitter Power||3.2 kW|
WBPH-TV is a television station in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania DMA. The station, owned by Sonshine Family Television Corporation, broadcasts programming as a FamilyNet affiliate, Worship Network programming, special interest programs that are produced in-house, and religious programming. WBPH-TV is also an affiliate of the Lafayette College Sports Network.
WBPH-TV's transmitter is located on South Mountain in Allentown, Pennsylvania (specifically Salisbury Township in the Lehigh Valley region of the state). The station is licensed to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, but maintains offices and studio facilities in Allentown.
WBPH-TV signed on December 27, 1990. The station was an outgrowth of Christian programming Pat Huber had begun on a local cable public access channel. In 1985, Huber formed the Sonshine Family Television Corporation and applied for a television broadcast license.
WBPH is also an affiliate of the Lafayette Sports Network. Broadcasts are produced by RCN channel 4 and include all of Lafayette College's football games (including early rounds of the playoffs) and all home men's and women's basketball games. Very few away basketball games are televised, one exceptions are games at Princeton by the men.
Through the course of its existence, the station has also produced shows in conjunction with area radio stations and churches. One program that had short lived popularity among area church youth was Live from Studio 60. Produced along with Word FM, Live from Studio 60 showcased local Christian bands performing to a live audience at the WBPH-TV studio in Allentown. The program reached its peak in 2000 when it played host to Christian band The Waiting in conjunction with the Fallout concert, a large Christian music festival held annually in the Lehigh Valley as a promotional event for See You at the Pole. The end of the program was brought on by the need to put efforts into the building of their 3 Megawatt transmit facility to reach beyond the Lehigh Valley into Philadelphia.
Presently, WBPH-TV is seen on cable systems in most of the Philadelphia DMA. Exceptions are a majority of Chester County, most of southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The majority of areas in which WBPH-TV is carried are those within reach of the station's over-the-air broadcast signal.
In 2002, WBPH applied to have their digital channel assignment reallocated from channel 59 to channel 9. The reason for this was that both their analog and digital channels were out-of-core and would be taken out of television service in the future. With the FCC's approval of this application, WBPH became the first station in the Lehigh Valley to broadcast on a VHF channel.