KNPB

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KNPB
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Reno, Nevada
United States
ChannelsDigital: 15 (UHF)
Virtual: 5
BrandingPBS Reno
Programming
Affiliations5.1: PBS
5.2: Create
5.3: PBS Kids
Ownership
OwnerChannel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc.
History
FoundedApril 19, 1982
First air date
September 29, 1983 (38 years ago) (1983-09-29)
Former channel number(s)
Analog:
5 (VHF, 1983–2009)
Call sign meaning
Nevada Public Broadcasting
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID10228
ERP32.3 kW
HAAT149.4 m (490 ft)
Transmitter coordinates39°35′1.6″N 119°47′58.6″W / 39.583778°N 119.799611°W / 39.583778; -119.799611
Translator(s)33 (UHF) Tahoe City, CA
22 (UHF) Truckee, CA

For others, see below
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
Websitewww.knpb.org

KNPB, virtual channel 5 (UHF digital channel 15), branded on-air as PBS Reno, is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Reno, Nevada, United States. The station is owned by Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc. KNPB's studios are located on North Virginia Street in Reno, and its transmitter is located on Red Hill between US 395 and SR 445 in Sun Valley (on a tower shared with primary sports-formatted independent and secondary MyNetworkTV affiliate KNSN-TV, channel 21). On cable, KNPB is available on Charter Spectrum channel 5 in both standard and high definition.

History[edit]

In 1964, following authorization of federal matching grants for the construction of non-commercial educational television facilities, there was a proposal for a state network of educational television stations offering television programming originating from Las Vegas. The proposal was opposed by educators in other parts of the state of Nevada, and the Clark County School District's trustees gave up the proposal of a statewide service in 1966. KLVX signed on the air in March 1968 to serve Southern Nevada; Reno would not receive a public television station of its own until 1983. During that time, PBS programming was made available to Northern Nevada from the city's commercial stations on a per-program basis (i.e. Sesame Street was on KOLO). Cable systems in northwestern Nevada (Reno, Carson City) and northeastern California piped in KVIE in Sacramento, which was available over-the-air in the extreme western portions of the market. Northeastern Nevada, including Elko, was served by KUED in Salt Lake City, which also operated several over-the-air translators in the region; northeastern Nevada is part of the Salt Lake City market.

KNPB began broadcasting on September 29, 1983, with the first program being Sesame Street. The station's studios and offices were located in the College of Education building on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.

In 1995, KNPB moved into its current facility on Virginia Street, also on the university campus. The station's main transmitter is located on Red Peak in Sun Valley. A low-power digital translator, licensed as KNPB-LD and also broadcasting on channel 15, serves the communities surrounding Lake Tahoe and the Truckee, California region from a location on the flanks of Mt. Rose. A network of other community translators retransmit KNPB's signal across much of northern Nevada and bordering portions of California.

KNPB Online went active on September 29, 1997.

Programming[edit]

Programs presented by KNPB include Wild Nevada and Beauty of Oil Painting with Gary and Kathwren Jenkins.[1][2]

Digital television[edit]

Digital channels[edit]

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect Programming
service
Description of subchannel
5.1 1080i 16:9 KNPB1 The main schedule with programming from PBS, American Public Television, and other distributors.
5.2 KNPB2 How-to and lifestyle programming sourced from the PBS, American Public Television, and National Educational Telecommunications Association libraries.
5.3 480i KNPB3 24/7 PBS Kids children's programming.

Analog-to-digital conversion[edit]

KNPB was the first television station to offer digital broadcasts on September 29, 2000. The station shut down its analog signal, over VHF channel 5, on February 17, 2009, the original date in which full-power television stations in the United States were to transition from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate (which was later pushed back to June 12, 2009). The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 15.[3] Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former VHF analog channel 5.

Translators[edit]

City of license Callsign Channel ERP HAAT Facility ID Transmitter coordinates Owner
Austin K23KV-D 23 0.01 kW 56 m (184 ft) 3352 39°29′32.7″N 117°3′48.3″W / 39.492417°N 117.063417°W / 39.492417; -117.063417 (K23KV-D) Austin Television Association
K35OS-D 35 0.04 kW 194 m (636 ft) 3353 39°20′47.7″N 117°24′3.3″W / 39.346583°N 117.400917°W / 39.346583; -117.400917 (K35OS-D)
Battle Mountain K19IU-D 19 0.24 kW 653 m (2,142 ft) 187832 40°37′4.4″N 116°41′24.3″W / 40.617889°N 116.690083°W / 40.617889; -116.690083 (K19IU-D) Lander County General Improvement District #1
K32CA-D 32 0.1 kW 36493 40°37′4.4″N 116°41′24.3″W / 40.617889°N 116.690083°W / 40.617889; -116.690083 (K32CA-D)
Carson City K29ES-D 29 1.43 kW 48 m (157 ft) 10232 39°12′49.8″N 119°46′13.6″W / 39.213833°N 119.770444°W / 39.213833; -119.770444 (K29ES-D) Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc.
Duckwater, etc. K15GS 15 0.499 kW 774 m (2,539 ft) 54921 39°26′57.7″N 115°59′57.2″W / 39.449361°N 115.999222°W / 39.449361; -115.999222 (K15GS) Eureka County Television District
Elko K15EE-D 1 kW 308 m (1,010 ft) 19383 40°49′15.7″N 115°42′7.2″W / 40.821028°N 115.702000°W / 40.821028; -115.702000 (K15EE-D) Elko Television District
K23FC-D 23 0.205 kW 599 m (1,965 ft) 19379 40°41′59.7″N 115°54′12.2″W / 40.699917°N 115.903389°W / 40.699917; -115.903389 (K23FC-D)
Eureka K28LM-D 28 0.1 kW −85 m (−279 ft) 185346 39°30′40.7″N 115°57′55.2″W / 39.511306°N 115.965333°W / 39.511306; -115.965333 (K28LM-D) Eureka County Television District
K33PI-D 33 0.3 kW 765 m (2,510 ft) 19848 39°26′58.7″N 115°59′55.2″W / 39.449639°N 115.998667°W / 39.449639; -115.998667 (K33PI-D)
Golconda K24NQ-D 24 0.16 kW 448 m (1,470 ft) 183506 41°9′17.7″N 117°28′17.1″W / 41.154917°N 117.471417°W / 41.154917; -117.471417 (K24NQ-D) Humboldt County
K25IW-D 25 0.19 kW 444 m (1,457 ft) 167436 41°9′18.6″N 117°28′19.4″W / 41.155167°N 117.472056°W / 41.155167; -117.472056 (K25IE-D)
Hawthorne K15LG-D 15 0.661 kW 981 m (3,219 ft) 42691 38°27′25.6″N 118°45′52.3″W / 38.457111°N 118.764528°W / 38.457111; -118.764528 (K15LG-D) Mineral Television District #1
Lovelock K18DP-D 18 1.2 kW 651 m (2,136 ft) 52334 40°7′4.6″N 118°43′41.5″W / 40.117944°N 118.728194°W / 40.117944; -118.728194 (K18DP-D) Pershing County TV Tax District
Mina
Luning
K25PU-D 25 0.493 kW 33 m (108 ft) 42704 38°23′42″N 118°3′8″W / 38.39500°N 118.05222°W / 38.39500; -118.05222 (K25PU-D) Mineral Television District #1
Orovada K27MF-D 27 0.2 kW 242 m (794 ft) 190565 41°28′27.6″N 118°3′30.5″W / 41.474333°N 118.058472°W / 41.474333; -118.058472 (K27MF-D) Quinn River Television Maintenance District
Ryndon K16FV-D 16 0.154 kW −127 m (−417 ft) 127034 40°57′53.7″N 115°36′50.2″W / 40.964917°N 115.613944°W / 40.964917; -115.613944 (K16FV-D) Elko Television District
Schurz K30PB-D 30 0.2 kW 355 m (1,165 ft) 70729 38°58′0.7″N 118°53′25.5″W / 38.966861°N 118.890417°W / 38.966861; -118.890417 (K30PB-D) Walker River Paiute Tribe
Silver Springs K31BM-D 31 0.276 kW 588 m (1,929 ft) 39363 39°29′11.6″N 119°19′7.6″W / 39.486556°N 119.318778°W / 39.486556; -119.318778 (K31BM-D) Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc.
Verdi K36OB-D 36 1.2 kW 813 m (2,667 ft) 168108 39°35′13.7″N 119°55′56.7″W / 39.587139°N 119.932417°W / 39.587139; -119.932417 (K36OB-D)
Walker Lake K19LS-D 19 0.661 kW −174 m (−571 ft) 42696 38°35′34.3″N 118°33′33.1″W / 38.592861°N 118.559194°W / 38.592861; -118.559194 (K19LS-D) Mineral Television District #1
Wells K20JQ-D 20 1 kW 398 m (1,306 ft) 19389 41°11′39.7″N 114°56′39.1″W / 41.194361°N 114.944194°W / 41.194361; -114.944194 (K20JQ-D) Elko Television District
Winnemucca K15AL-D 15 0.11 kW 693 m (2,274 ft) 28080 41°0′38.5″N 117°46′4.2″W / 41.010694°N 117.767833°W / 41.010694; -117.767833 (K15AL-D) Humboldt County
Cedarville, CA K22LE-D 22 0.104 kW −17 m (−56 ft) 190353 41°38′12.8″N 120°5′30.8″W / 41.636889°N 120.091889°W / 41.636889; -120.091889 (K22LE-D) Open Sky Radio Corp.
Litchfield, CA K34KK-D 34 0.275 kW 571 m (1,873 ft) 27588 40°7′0.6″N 120°19′9.7″W / 40.116833°N 120.319361°W / 40.116833; -120.319361 (K34KK-D) Honey Lake Community Television
Susanville, etc., CA K36HH-D 36 0.36 kW 695 m (2,280 ft) 27584 40°26′47.9″N 120°21′28.5″W / 40.446639°N 120.357917°W / 40.446639; -120.357917 (K36HH-D)
Tahoe City, CA KNPB (DRT) 31 0.343 kW 876.2 m (2,875 ft) 10228 39°2′34.6″N 119°52′52.6″W / 39.042944°N 119.881278°W / 39.042944; -119.881278 (KNPB (DRT)) Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc.
Truckee, CA 22 0.24 kW 903.6 m (2,965 ft) 10228 39°19′23″N 119°56′41″W / 39.32306°N 119.94472°W / 39.32306; -119.94472 (KNPB (DRT))

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild Nevada | Local Shows". KNPB. Retrieved 2019-03-23.
  2. ^ "Beauty of Oil Painting with Gary and Kathwren Jenkins | Create TV". Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  3. ^ "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and the Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.

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