Date: June 28, 2005
CONTACT: Sally Logue Post, sally.post@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Texas Tech University’s educational television station, KTXT-TV, will begin broadcasting 24 hours a day on July 1.

“The viewers of the South Plains will benefit from more informational, educational and high quality programming,” said Pat Cates, general manager of the station.

From 12:30-5 a.m. on weekdays, the station will feature educational programming from the Annenberg/CPB telecourse program library. Overnights on weekends, 12:30-6 a.m., will feature programs from the Public Broadcasting Service, British Broadcasting Corporation and various independent producers. Morning, afternoon and prime-time programming will remain unchanged.

“Currently, KTXT-TV broadcasts more than 40 hours of children’s programs per week and quality programs for all ages that entertain, inspire and educate,” said Cates.

KTXT-TV is available over the air on channel 5, (Cox Cable channel 4 in Lubbock), various cable systems, and on digital channel 39, which requires a digital tuner to receive the over the air digital broadcast signal.

KTXT-TV is an affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service, a private nonprofit enterprise that serves the nation’s 348 public television stations, reaching nearly 90 million people each week. KTXT-TV is now in its 43rd year of service to the viewers of the South Plains, covering all or part of 19 west Texas counties.

CONTACT: Tim Chambers, KTXT-TV development director, at (806) 742-2209.