KWSU-TV

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KWSU-TV
Pullman/Clarkston, Washington
United States
CityPullman, Washington
BrandingNorthwest Public Television
ChannelsDigital: 10 (VHF)
Virtual: 10 (PSIP)
Subchannels10.1 PBS
10.2 KWSU Create
Translators17 (UHF) Spokane
K17JR-D Lewiston, ID
AffiliationsPBS (1970–present)
OwnerWashington State University
First air dateSeptember 24, 1962 (56 years ago) (1962-09-24)
Call letters' meaningWashington
State
University
Sister station(s)KWSU (AM), KRFA-FM, KJEM-FM
Former callsignsKWSC-TV (1962–c.1969)
Former channel number(s)Analog:
10 (VHF, 1962–2008)
Digital:
17 (UHF, until 2009)
Former affiliationsNET (1962–1970)
Transmitter power23 kW
35 kW (application)
Height408 m (1,339 ft)
Facility ID71024
Transmitter coordinates46°51′42.3″N 117°10′32.5″W / 46.861750°N 117.175694°W / 46.861750; -117.175694
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS
Websitewww.nwptv.org
KTNW
Richland/Pasco/Kennewick, Washington
United States
CityRichland, Washington
Brandingsee KWSU-TV infobox
ChannelsDigital: 22 (UHF)
Virtual: 31 (PSIP)
Subchannels31.1 PBS
31.2 KTNW Create
31.3 KTNW MHz Worldview
AffiliationsPBS (1970–present)
OwnerWashington State University
First air dateOctober 18, 1987 (31 years ago) (1987-10-18)
Call letters' meaningTelevision
North
West
Sister station(s)KWWS, KFAE-FM
Former channel number(s)Analog:
31 (UHF, 1987–2009)
Digital:
38 (UHF, 2003–2018)
Transmitter power55 kW
Height369 m (1,211 ft)
Facility ID71023
Transmitter coordinates46°6′12.8″N 119°7′44.6″W / 46.103556°N 119.129056°W / 46.103556; -119.129056 (KTNW)
Licensing authorityFCC
Public license informationProfile
CDBS

KWSU-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Pullman, Washington, United States. The station is owned by Washington State University. KWSU-TV's transmitter is located on Kamiak Butte near Palouse, Washington.

KTNW, virtual channel 31 (UHF digital channel 22) in Richland, Washington, operates as a satellite of KWSU-TV, serving the Tri-Cities area. Its transmitter is located on Jump Off Joe Butte. Collectively branded as Northwest Public Television, the two stations cover southeastern Washington and north central Idaho as well as Wallowa County, Oregon.

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 Xfinity systems in the Spokane area as a PEG channel.

History[edit]

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.

Digital channels[edit]

KWSU[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

KTNW[edit]

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

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