|College Station, Texas
|Channels||Digital: 12 (VHF)|
12.3 PBS Kids
|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|
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.
|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|
KAMU-TV began broadcasting on February 15, 1970. It originally aired on UHF channel 15, and was the first educational station in central Texas.
On April 1, 2003, KAMU was the first station in the region to begin broadcasting in HDTV. KAMU made the first live HDTV broadcast in the region on April 22, 2004, with the program "Meet the Candidates 2004".
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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