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|Slogan||We Live Here|
|Channels||Digital: 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 2 (PSIP)
(Amarillo Junior College District)
|First air date||August 29, 1988|
|Call letters' meaning||Amarillo College Voice|
|Former channel number(s)||2 (VHF analog, 1988–2009)|
|Transmitter power||5 kW|
|Height||519 meters (1,703 ft)|
|Public license information:||Profile
KACV-TV, virtual channel 2 (digital channel 8), is a PBS member public television station in Amarillo, Texas.. The station is owned by the city's community college, Amarillo College, alongside its radio partner KACV-FM (89.9). Both KACV-FM-TV operate studios at Gilvin Broadcast Center on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, while KACV-TV's transmitter is located north of Amarillo in unincorporated Potter County.
On cable, KACV is carried on channel 3 on many cable systems.
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP short name||Programming |
|2.1||1080i||16:9||KACV-HD||Main KACV-TV programming / PBS|
KACV-TV was launched in 1988, making Amarillo 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, or via translator from KRMA-TV in Denver. PBS programming was also available over the air via KWET (which is located in Cheyenne, Oklahoma, but serves the eastern portion of the Amarillo market) or via KENW-TV (which is located in Portales, New Mexico). In some areas of the eastern Texas Panhandle, cable operators continue to carry OETA instead of KACV. 
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". 
On January 1, 2018, KACV began adding the Create network to its third digital subchannel.
- Channel 8 digital TV stations in the United States
- Channel 2 virtual TV stations in the United States
- Official site
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KACV
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KACV-TV
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