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KWSU: Pullman/Clarkston, Washington
KTNW: Richland/Pasco/Kennewick, Washington
United States
Branding Northwest Public Television
Channels Digital:
KWSU: 10 (VHF)
KTNW: 31 (UHF)
Subchannels 10.1 PBS
10.2 KWSU Create
31.1 PBS
31.2 KTNW V-me/Create
31.3 KTNW MHz Worldview
31.4 KTNW PBS Kids
Translators K17JR-D Lewiston, ID
Affiliations PBS (1970–present)
Owner Washington State University
First air date KWSU: September 24, 1962
KTNW: October 18, 1987
Call letters' meaning KWSU:
Sister station(s) KWSU (AM), KRFA-FM, KJEM-FM
Former callsigns KWSU:
KWSC-TV (1962–c.1969)
KTNW: none
Former channel number(s) KWSU:
10 (VHF analog, 1962–2008)
17 (UHF digital, –2009)
31 (UHF analog, 1987–2009)
Former affiliations NET (1962–1970)
Transmitter power

KWSU: 6.2 kW

KTNW: 47.6 kW

KWSU: 408 m

KTNW: 361 m
Facility ID KWSU: 71024
KTNW: 71023
Transmitter coordinates KWSU:
46°51′42.5″N 117°10′32.7″W / 46.861806°N 117.175750°W / 46.861806; -117.175750
46°6′11.9″N 119°7′44.5″W / 46.103306°N 119.129028°W / 46.103306; -119.129028 (KTNW)

KWSU-TV digital channel 10 in Pullman, Washington and KTNW digital channel 31 in Richland, Washington are a simulcasting pair of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member stations covering southeastern Washington and north central Idaho as well as Wallowa County, Oregon. The two stations are owned by Washington State University.

KWSU's studios are located in the Murrow Communications Center on WSU's main campus in Pullman, while KTNW's studios are located on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland.

KWSU serves a corner of the Spokane market, while KTNW serves as the PBS member for the eastern portion of the Yakima/Tri-Cities market. The two stations are also carried on the Spokane and Yakima/Tri-Cities DirecTV and Dish Network feeds, expanding their potential audience to over 600,000 people in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. KWSU is also carried on Comcast systems in the Spokane area as a PEG channel.

Digital channels[edit]


Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [1]
10.1 1080i 16:9 KWSU-DT Main KWSU-TV programming / PBS
10.2 480i 4:3 KWSU-RC Create


Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming [2]
31.1 1080i 16:9 KTNW-HD Main KTNW programming / PBS
31.2 480i 4:3 KTNW-DT Create
31.3 MHz Worldview
31.4 PBS Kids


Old KWSU/KTNW logo, before rebranding as "nwptv".

KWSU signed on the air on September 24, 1962 as KWSC-TV, becoming KWSU-TV in the 1970s.

KTNW made its debut on October 18, 1987. Prior to 1987, channel 31 was KTRX-TV, based in Kennewick, Washington, which was on the air briefly in the late-1950s.

KWSU and KTNW have been digital-only since February 17, 2009.

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