KERA-TV is a PBS channel licensed to Dallas and aimed at serving Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. is the owner of the channel. KKXT 91.7 FM and KERA 90.1 FM are the radio siblings of the channel and the three share studios under one roof on Harry Hines Boulevard in downtown Dallas. The transmitter of KERA is setup on Tar Road in Cedar Hill on the south of the Dallas-Ellis county line. K26NK-D rebroadcasts the station in Wichita Falls as its LP translator.
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It also throws the PBS content into Oklahoma City, Lawton, Duncan, Cheyenne, Altus and Grandfield. KERA also acts as the default public television to serve the North and West Texas markets and fills the void created by the unavailability of an independent service in San Angelo and Abilene as well as Longview, Nacogdoches, Tyler and Lufkin. It is also available on cable in Texarkana, Hillsboro and Waco.
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KERA-TV first signed on air on Sep 14, 1960 as a National Educational Television: NET from the temporary studios located at the Davis Building in downtown Dallas. It would also employ the original transmitter tower used by WFAA between 1960 and 1971 before shifting to Cedar Hill tower owned by KTVT, an independent channel which later became a CBS O&O service, and used it until 2009. KERA then relocated its studios to Harry Hines Boulevard facility in April 1961. It would gain a radio sister: KERA 90.1 FM in 1974. In 1988 KERA began to add more entertainment programs to its lineup as it got sourced from American Public Television and Public Broadcasting Service. It presently owns translators in Wichita Falls and Tyler to extend its signal.
PBS NewsHour, Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, Nature, PBS NewsHour, Frontline and Masterpiece are some of the educational and entertainment programs offered by Public Broadcasting Service affiliate. You can watch KERA live online for latest news, weather and sports updates, educational programs and connect with the station on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Here is the website: https://www.kera.org/tv/