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KAWE: Bemidji, Minnesota
KAWB: Brainerd, Minnesota
United States
Branding Lakeland Public Television
Channels Digital: KAWE: 9 (VHF)
Virtual: 9 (PSIP)
Digital: KAWB: 28 (UHF)
Virtual: 22 (PSIP)
Subchannels 9.1/22.1 PBS (HD)
9.2/22.2 First Nations Experience
9.3/22.3 PBS Kids
9.4/22.4 Create
9.5/22.5 Lakeland Plus
9.6/22.6 MN Channel
Translators see article
Affiliations PBS
Owner Northern Minnesota Public Television, Inc.
First air date KAWE: June 1, 1980
KAWB: March 1, 1988
Call letters' meaning

KAWE: an Ojibwe word generally meaning 'first in a line of succession'

KAWB: KAWE Brainerd
Former channel number(s) Analog:
9 (1980–2009)
22 (1988–2009)
KAWE: 18
Transmitter power

27.0 kW

137.5 kW

334.7 m

227 m
Facility ID KAWE: 49578
KAWB: 49579
Transmitter coordinates KAWE:
47°42′3″N 94°29′15″W / 47.70083°N 94.48750°W / 47.70083; -94.48750
46°25′21″N 94°27′42″W / 46.42250°N 94.46167°W / 46.42250; -94.46167 (KAWB)
Website http://www.lptv.org/

KAWE is a television station in Bemidji, Minnesota, broadcasting locally on channel 9 as a PBS member station. KAWE first took to the air on June 1, 1980. The station also has a satellite station in Brainerd, Minnesota, KAWB, operating on digital channel 28 but remapping to channel 22, the station's former analog channel. The stations brand together as Lakeland Public Television.

KAWE is the only full-power station based in north central Minnesota, an area that is served mainly by translators of the Minneapolis/St. Paul stations. It also airs the only local newscast in north central Minnesota.

KAWE is carried on channel 22 on DirecTV and Dish Network's Twin Cities feeds because KMSP-TV of Minneapolis also broadcasts on channel 9.

Digital television[edit]

KAWE and KAWB's television signals are multiplexed into six subchannels.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
9.1/22.1 720p 16:9 L-HD Main programming in high definition
9.2/22.2 480i FNX First Nations Experience (Native American programs)
9.3/22.3 L-Kids PBS Kids programming
9.4/22.4 Create Create
9.5/22.5 L-Plus Encore PBS and Lakeland Public Television programming
9.6/22.6 L-MN Minnesota Channel

Outlying translators[edit]

The broadcast areas of KAWE and KAWB are extended by way of four digital translators in northern Minnesota and one in central Minnesota.


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