KNPB Nevada - PBS - Channel 5

KNPB is a Reno-based station affiliated with Public Broadcasting Service and broadcasts in HD on UHF Ch 15 and Virtual Ch 5 from its transmitter located at Red Hill in Sun Valley. It can also be accessed at Ch 5 using Charter Spectrum in Standard Definition while HD version can be have at Digital Ch 785. Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc. has the ownership of the station which is stationed on North Virginia Street in Reno.

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When the federal matching grants for the non-commercial educational television facilities were introduced in 1964, a proposal surfaced for the state network of educational televisions to be based in Las Vegas. However, the proposal was vehemently opposed by the educators and hence dismissed in the Nevada. The Proposal given by Clark County School District was taken back by the trustees in 1966. Consequently KLVX was launched in March 1968 and operated in Southern Nevada. Reno would not get its own station until the foundation of KNPB on Sep 29, 1983. It marinated its studios in the College of Education building in the Reno campus of University of Nevada. However, in the meantime Public Broadcasting Service served the Northern Nevada. KVIE and KUED were thrown by Cable Systems in Sacramento, CA and Salt Lake City respectively.

It relocated itself to the present studio facilities on Virginia Street in 1990s. The primary transmitter serves from Red Peak in Sun Valley However, an LP translator@Ch15 expands the programing in Truckee, California and Lake Tahoe areas while being maintained on Mount Rose. A chain of other translators spreads KNPB across Northern Nevada and in the remaining parts of California. The official website of the service was launched on Sep 29, 1997. It on Sep 29, 2000 became the maiden Northern Nevada channel to broadcast digital signal and was the smallest PBS affiliate in doing so. KNPB permanently transitioned to digital signal on Feb 17, 2009 when the federally mandated transition was imposed.