HoustonPBS serves to empower, engage and enrich the lives of the people of Southeast Texas. To that end, HoustonPBS provides a varied schedule made up of national Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) programming; award-winning locally produced programming; college courses; and select acquired programs. Beyond broadcast, our facility is also a site for town hall meetings, national videoconference broadcasts, and a variety of innovative community educational and outreach programs.
HoustonPBS was America's first public television station and was one of the founding stations of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1969. HoustonPBS is supported primarily by viewer contributions with additional money coming from grants, special events and corporate sponsorships. The Association for Community Broadcasting (ACB) is a non-profit 501(c)3 support organization for KUHT.
KUHT is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the University of Houston to broadcast on analog station KUHT-TV Channel 8 and digital station KUHT-DT Channel 9. Both are non-commercial, VHF television broadcast stations.
KUHT-TV and KUHT-DT's transmitters, transmission line, and antenna are located 1,850 feet above average terrain in the "antenna farm" near Missouri City, southwest of Houston, about thirteen miles from the LeRoy and Lucile Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting. Our broadcast signal reaches 30 counties in southeast Texas.
To read more about the history of KUHT, click here.
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- KUHT is licensed to the University of Houston System
governed by the UH Board of Regents. Information concerning the governing board’s policy
concerning open meetings along with specific dates, times and locations of those meetings
may be found at www.uhsa.uh.edu/regents/calendar or by calling 832-842-3444.