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Amarillo, Texas
United States
City Amarillo, Texas
Branding Panhandle PBS
Slogan We Live Here
Channels Digital: 8 (VHF)
Subchannels (see article)
Affiliations PBS
Owner Amarillo College
(Amarillo Junior College District)
First air date August 29, 1988
Call letters' meaning Amarillo College Voice
Sister station(s) KACV-FM
Former channel number(s) 2 (VHF analog, 1988–2009)
Transmitter power 5 kW
Height 519 meters (1,703 ft)
Facility ID 1236
Transmitter coordinates 35°22′29.7″N 101°52′57.3″W / 35.374917°N 101.882583°W / 35.374917; -101.882583
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website www.panhandlepbs.org

KACV-TV is a public television station in Amarillo, Texas, broadcasting locally on channels 2.1 and 2.2 [1] as a PBS member station.

On cable, KACV is carried on channel 3 on many cable systems.

Digital channels[edit]

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [2]
2.1 1080i 16:9 KACV-HD Main KACV-TV programming / PBS
2.2 480i 4:3 KACV-SD PBS Kids


Founded in 1988, the station is owned by the city's community college, Amarillo College. KACV-TV is operated on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, along with sister-station KACV-FM; the station's transmitter is located north of Amarillo in unincorporated Potter County.

Previous KACV-TV logo, used through 2008

Amarillo was one of the last major cities to get its own PBS station; prior to then, viewers in the Texas Panhandle watched PBS either on Amarillo's commercial stations (on a per-program basis; Sesame Street was on KVII-TV), via cable from KTXT in Lubbock, via translator from KRMA-TV in Denver, or even via Oklahoma's OETA or KENW-TV in Portales. In some areas of the eastern Texas Panhandle, cable operators continue to carry OETA instead of KACV. [3]

The station also produces local programming such as "artZONE," "A Conversation with Ken Burns" and "Braggin' Rights: The Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo."

On September 3, 2013, KACV announced its re-branding to "Panhandle PBS". [4]

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