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BrandingPBS Guam
Affiliations12.1: PBS
12.2: Local programming
OwnerGuam Educational Telecommunications Corporation
First air date
October 30, 1970 (52 years ago) (1970-10-30)
Former channel number(s)
12 (VHF, 1970-2009)
5 (VHF, 2000–2009)
Call sign meaning
Guam Telecommunications Facility
Technical information
Licensing authority
Facility ID25511
ERP54.7 kW
HAAT177.8 m (583 ft)
Transmitter coordinates13°29′22″N 144°49′46″E / 13.48944°N 144.82944°E / 13.48944; 144.82944
Public license information

KGTF, virtual and VHF digital channel 12, is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station serving the U.S. territory of Guam that is licensed to Hagåtña. The station is owned by the Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation, an agency of the territorial government. KGTF's studios are located in Mangilao, adjacent to Guam Community College, and its transmitter is located on Mount Barrigada in Barrigada. KGTF currently operates from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week.


The station signed on the air on October 30, 1970,[1] with only 4½ hours of programming Monday through Friday, of which they would later expand throughout its 50-year history, including producing local shows and various projects. Original materials from PBS Guam have been contributed to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.[2] PBS Guam received PBS' overhaul branding in late-November 2019.

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Short name Programming[3]
12.1 1080i 16:9 KGTF HD Main KGTF programming / PBS
12.2 480i 4:3 KGTF-SD Local programming

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Guam's Newest TV Station". Pacific Daily News. October 30, 1970. p. 3. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  2. ^ "PBS Guam in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting". Retrieved 2020-07-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for KGTF

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