|Channels||Digital: 36 (UHF)
(to move to 32 (UHF))
Virtual: 35 (PSIP)
|Owner||Rogers State University
(Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma/Rogers State)
|First air date||1987|
|Call letters' meaning||Rogers
|Former callsigns||KXON-TV (1987–1992)
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
35 (UHF, 1987–2009)
|Former affiliations||TLC (1987–[when?])|
|Transmitter power||144 kW
133 kW (CP)
|Height||255 m (837 ft)
252 m (827 ft) (CP)
|Public license information:||Profile
KRSU-TV, virtual channel 35 (UHF digital channel 36), is an educational independent television station serving Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States that is licensed to Claremore. Owned by Rogers State University, KRSU maintains studio facilities located at the university's campus on West Will Rogers Boulevard in Claremore, and its transmitter is located to the adjacent southeast of Oologah Lake in northern Rogers County. On cable, the station is available on Cox Communications digital channels 109 and 110 and AT&T U-verse channel 35; it is also available on satellite on Dish Network and DirecTV channel 35. There is a high definition feed available on Cox digital channel 793.
Operated by a paid staff with assistance from RSU students, it is the only full-powered public television station in the state of Oklahoma that is licensed to a public university, and the only educational television station in Oklahoma that is not operated as a member station of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), either independently or as part of the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority PBS statewide member network.
The station's programming schedule consists of cultural and educational programs, along with in-house documentaries, general interest and children's programming, college telecourses and interactive courses (part of RSU's distance learning programs), and overnight programming from Classic Arts Showcase. It also shows some programming from First Nations Experience (FNX), a Native American-oriented television network.
The station first signed on the air July 1, 1987 as KXON-TV. In the early days, the station carried programming from The Learning Channel. It was the only broadcast television station affiliated with TLC. At the time, the cable network was more educational in nature. Network commercials were covered with PSAs and station promos.
The station originally broadcast with a power of 5,000 watts from a 300-foot (91 m) tower located on the campus of Rogers State. The power was increased to 2.75 million watts in 1991 when the station moved to a new 850-foot (260 m) tower near Lake Oologah. The station changed its callsign to KRSC-TV (for "Rogers State College", an earlier name of the university) on July 1, 1992 (prior to being used by the Claremore station, the callsign was previously used by NBC affiliate KING-TV in Seattle, Washington). On September 24, 2013, the station's call letters were changed to KRSU-TV (updated to reflect the current Rogers State University name).
The station's digital channel is multiplexed:
|Channel||Video||Aspect||PSIP Short Name||Programming|
|35.1||1080i||16:9||KRSC-HD||Main KRSU-TV programming|
KRSU-TV (as KRSC-TV) shut down its analog signal, over UHF channel 35, on June 12, 2009, the official date in which full-power television stations in the United States transitioned from analog to digital broadcasts under federal mandate. The station's digital signal remained on its pre-transition UHF channel 36. Through the use of PSIP, digital television receivers display the station's virtual channel as its former UHF analog channel 35.
- The Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook says July 1, while the Television and Cable Factbook says June 1.
- "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
- RabbitEars TV Query for KRSU
- "DTV Tentative Channel Designations for the First and Second Rounds" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2012-03-24.