|KAWE: Bemidji, Minnesota
KAWB: Brainerd, Minnesota
|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
9.5/22.5 Lakeland Plus
9.6/22.6 MN Channel
|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'
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
|Facility ID||KAWE: 49578
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 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|
|9.5/22.5||L-Plus||Encore PBS and Lakeland Public Television programming|
The broadcast areas of KAWE and KAWB are extended by way of four digital translators in northern Minnesota and one in central Minnesota.
- K36KH-D 36 Alexandria
- K38NP-D 38 Birchdale
- K29KE-D 29 Big Falls
- K21KY-D 21 Bigfork/Marcell
- K42CU-D 42 Roseau
- Official website
- Rabbitears.info query - KAWE
- Rabbitears.info query - KAWB
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KAWE
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KAWB
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KAWE-TV
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KAWB-TV