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College Station, Texas
United States
Branding KAMU
Channels Digital: 12 (VHF)
Subchannels 12.1 PBS
12.2 Weather
12.3 PBS Kids
Affiliations PBS (1970-present)
Owner Texas A&M University
First air date February 15, 1970
Call letters' meaning Texas A&M University
Former channel number(s) 15 (UHF analog, 1970-2009)
Former affiliations NET (February-October 1970)
Transmitter power 58.2 kW
Height 105 m
Facility ID 65301
Transmitter coordinates
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile
Website KAMU-TV

KAMU-TV is a full-service Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member public television station in College Station, Texas. Owned by Texas A&M University, it broadcasts on digital channel 12 from its transmitter near the university campus, with studios at the Moore Communications Center on campus. It serves as the PBS member for the eastern portion of the Waco/Temple/Bryan market.

Digital channels

Channel Video Aspect PSIP short name Programming
12.1 1080i 16:9 KAMU-HD Main KAMU-TV programming / PBS
12.2 720p KAMU-WX Local Weather Information
12.3 KAMU PBS Kids


KAMU-TV began broadcasting on February 15, 1970.[1] It originally aired on UHF channel 15, and was the first educational station in central Texas.

Moore Communications Center, where KAMU studios are located

On April 1, 2003, KAMU was the first station in the region to begin broadcasting in HDTV.[2] KAMU made the first live HDTV broadcast in the region on April 22, 2004, with the program "Meet the Candidates 2004".[3]

KAMU switched from analog to digital broadcasting on June 12, 2009. It opted not to use PSIP to remap to channel 15, instead opting to use channel 12 as its virtual channel. KAMU offered ResearchChannel on subchannel 12.3 until that service folded in August 2010.

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