|City of license||Reno|
|Channels||Digital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 5 (PSIP)
|Translators||see list below|
|Owner||Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc.|
|First air date||September 29, 1983|
|Call letters' meaning||Nevada Public Broadcasting|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
5 (VHF, 1983-2009)
|Transmitter power||32.3 kW|
|Public license information:||Profile
KNPB is a PBS member television station in Reno, Nevada, broadcasting locally on digital channel 15. Founded April 19, 1982, the station is owned by Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc, a community licensee.
KNPB began broadcasting on September 29, 1983, with the first program being "Sesame Street." The station's studios and offices were located in the College of Education building on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to 1983, PBS programming was made available to Reno either from the city's commercial stations (on a per-program basis, (i.e. "Sesame Street" was on KOLO)) or via cable from KVIE in Sacramento, the nearest PBS station available.
In the early 1990s, KNPB moved into its current facility at 1670 North Virginia Street, also on the university campus. The station's main transmitter is located on Red Peak in Sun Valley. A low-power digital translator, licensed as KNPB-LD and also broadcasting on channel 15, serves the communities surrounding Lake Tahoe and the Truckee, California region from a location on the flanks of Mt. Rose. A network of other community translators retransmit KNPB's signal across much of northern Nevada and bordering portions of California.
KNPB Online went active on September 29, 1997.
- A Gathering of Gamblers
- A Gathering of Governors
- A Gathering of Speakers
- Art Beat
- Book Talk
- Capitol Issues
- Corporate Quiz
- Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance Vs. Judas Priest
- Great Expectations
- High School Academic Challenge
- House With A History
- Kitchen Coach
- Lights, Camera, Auction
- Open Line
- Teen Driving Minutes
- The Nevada Experience
- Wild Nevada
On September 29, 2000, KNPB became the first TV station in Northern Nevada to offer digital broadcasts, and the smallest PBS station in the nation to do so (at that time).
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|5.1||1080i||16:9||KNPB1||Main KNPB programming / PBS|
KNPB shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 5, on February 17, 2009, the original date in which full-power television stations in the United States transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 15. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 5.
KNPB is rebroadcast on the following translator stations:
- "RabbitEars TV Query for KNPB". Rabbitears.info. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-24.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KNPB
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KNPB-TV