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Idaho Public Television (also known as IdahoPTV and Idaho Public TV) is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member network serving the U.S. state of Idaho. Consisting of five television stations, it is operated and funded by the Idaho State Board of Education, an agency of the Idaho state government that holds the licenses to all PBS member stations in the state. The network is headquartered in Boise, with satellite studios at the University of Idaho in Moscow and Idaho State University in Pocatello.

Funding for Idaho Public Television comes from three major sources. 65% of funding comes from private contributions and an annual grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 31% is provided by the State of Idaho. 4% is provided by the Federal Government.[1]

HistoryEdit

The network's first station, KUID-TV, signed on from the UI campus in September 1965. KBGL-TV signed on in July 1971 from ISU in Pocatello, followed that December by KAID-TV in Boise, licensed to Boise State University. After a decade, KBGL changed its call letters to KISU-TV in 1981. The three stations shared many programs, but were largely operated independently at first. However, in 1981, two KUID-produced documentaries—one about logging practices, another about lead exposure—caused such an outcry that the state legislature yanked nearly all funding for public television. Citing budget restrictions in early 1981, the state legislature cut 90% of the state funding for public television, and the stations relied on federal funding and private donations. A year later, the legislature ordered the merger of the three stations into a single network. The licenses for all three stations were transferred to the state board of education. Two other stations in Coeur d'Alene and Twin Falls were added in 1992.

In 2001, Idaho PTV began broadcasting its HD channel, KAID HD, using the default PBS HD schedule. Once the digital switchover had occurred in July 2009 and after a two-year acclimation process, the main HD channel became the home of the regular IdahoPTV schedule in August 2011, and the second standard definition channel was converted from the regular IdahoPTV schedule into a "Plus" subchannel, featuring an alternate schedule of programming.

StationsEdit

Full Power StationsEdit

Call signs Location CH First Air Date
KAID Boise, ID 4 December 31, 1971
KUID Moscow, ID 12 September 6, 1965
KISU Pocatello, ID 10 July 7, 1971
KIPT Twin Falls, ID 13 January 1992
KCDT Coeur d'Alene, ID 26 September 22, 1992

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TV stations in Idaho
Boise market: Idaho Falls/Pocatello market: Spokane market: Twin Falls market:
KAID, Boise KISU, Pocatello KUID, Moscow KIPT, Twin Falls
KCDT, Coeur d'Alene
TV stations in Eastern Oregon, Southwestern Idaho and the Treasure Valley, including Boise and Ontario
KBOI 2 (CBS)
KAID 4 (PBS)
KIVI 6 (ABC)
KTVB 7 (NBC)
KNIN 9 (Fox)
KTRV 12 (Ion)
KKIC-LD 16 (ESTRELLA)
KCLP-CA 18 (The Walk TV)
KZTN-LD 20 (TBN)
KRID-LD 22 (Newsmax)
K31ED-D 31 (3ABN)
KBSE-LD 33 (HSN)
KYUU-LD 35 (CW)
KKJB 39 (TLM)
KBTI-LD 41 (HSN2)
KZAK-LD 49 (Daystar)
KCBB-LD 51 (AZA)
TV stations in the Inland Northwest, including Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
KREM 2 (CBS)
KLEW 3 (CBS)
KXLY/KXMN-LD 4 (ABC)
KHQ 6 (NBC)
KSPS 7 (PBS)
KWSU 10 (PBS)
KUID 12 (PBS)
KSKN 22 (CW)
KQUP 24 (Daystar)
KCDT 26 (PBS)
KIDQ-LP 27 (JUCE TV/Youtoo)
KAYU 28 (Fox)
KDYS-LD 32 (Daystar)
KGPX 34 (Ion)
KHBA-LD 39 (Hope)
K29NM-D 43 (HSN2)
KQUP-LD 47 (Daystar)
TV stations in the Magic Valley (Twin Falls-Jerome/Burley-Rupert/Sun Valley)
KSAW-LD 6 (ABC)
KTFT-LD 7 (NBC)
KMVT 11 (CBS)
KIPT 13 (PBS)
KBAX-LD 27 (RTV)
KXTF 35 (Cozi)
KCJY-LP 38 (JUCE TV)
KSVT-LD 43 (Fox/MNTV)
KCTF-LP 45 (Rel)
TV stations in Eastern Idaho, including Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Blackfoot
KIDK 3 (CBS)
KPVI 6 (NBC)
KIFI 8 (ABC)
KISU 10 (PBS)
KPIF 15 (MeTV)
KXPI-LD 24 (Fox/MNTV)
KVUI 31 (Ion)
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