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Pullman/Clarkston, Washington
United States
City Pullman, Washington
Branding Northwest Public Broadcasting
Channels Digital: 10 (VHF)
Virtual: 10 (PSIP)
Subchannels 10.1 PBS
10.2 KWSU Create
Translators 17 (UHF) Spokane
K17JR-D Lewiston, ID
Affiliations PBS (1970–present)
Owner Washington State University
First air date September 24, 1962 (56 years ago) (1962-09-24)
Call letters' meaning Washington
Sister station(s) KWSU (AM), KRFA-FM, KJEM-FM
Former callsigns KWSC-TV (1962–c.1969)
Former channel number(s) 10 (VHF analog, 1962–2008)
17 (UHF digital, –2009)
Former affiliations NET (1962–1970)
Transmitter power 23 kW
35 kW (application)
Height 408 m (1,339 ft)
Facility ID 71024
Transmitter coordinates 46°51′42.3″N 117°10′32.5″W / 46.861750°N 117.175694°W / 46.861750; -117.175694
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Richland/Pasco/Kennewick, Washington
United States
City Richland, Washington
Branding see KWSU-TV infobox
Channels Digital: 38 (UHF)
(to move to 22 (UHF))
Virtual: 31 (PSIP)
Subchannels 31.1 PBS
31.2 KTNW Create
31.3 KTNW MHz Worldview
Affiliations PBS (1970–present)
Owner Washington State University
First air date October 18, 1987 (30 years ago) (1987-10-18)
Call letters' meaning Television
Sister station(s) KWWS, KFAE-FM
Former channel number(s) 31 (UHF analog, 1987–2009)
Transmitter power 47.6 kW
55 kW (CP)
Height 361 m (1,184 ft)
369 m (1,211 ft) (CP)
Facility ID 71023
Transmitter coordinates 46°6′12.8″N 119°7′44.6″W / 46.103556°N 119.129056°W / 46.103556; -119.129056 (KTNW)
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

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 38) in Richland, Washington, operates as a satellite of KWSU-TV, serving the Tri-Cities area. Its transmitter is located on Jump Off Joe Butte. Together, 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 Comcast Xfinity systems in the Spokane area as a PEG channel.


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]


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

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