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For less than 17 cents a day, you can become a member of KAMU and receive benefits like PBS Passport. Stream dramas like...
10/22/2020

For less than 17 cents a day, you can become a member of KAMU and receive benefits like PBS Passport. Stream dramas like "Resistance," the story of a group of young heroes fighting for freedom from German Nazi occupation in WWII. Get started now: https://www.kamutvfm.org/kamu-passport/

10/21/2020

It’s going to be a frightfully fun Halloween on PBS KIDS! The Cat in the Hat, Nature Cat, Arthur and more of your PBS KIDS favorites will be there to celebrate the season. Watch now on the PBS video app!

10/16/2020
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NOVA l PBS

Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx attempts to grab a piece of an asteroid to bring it back to Earth.

Tune in or stream "Touching the Asteroid" on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 9/8c on PBS: https://to.pbs.org/354rGev

Halloween on PBS KIDS is going to be monstrous! Don’t miss any of your PBS KIDS favorites in this season of fun and frig...
10/13/2020

Halloween on PBS KIDS is going to be monstrous! Don’t miss any of your PBS KIDS favorites in this season of fun and fright. Watch now on PBSKIDS.org or the PBS KIDS video app!

We would be remiss if we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month without an appreciation for the great Hispanic and Latinx Am...
10/12/2020
Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Artists and Storytellers

We would be remiss if we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month without an appreciation for the great Hispanic and Latinx American artists. In music, they have turned regional sounds into worldwide hits just as stories with Latin American roots resonate across cultures. This week, we feature artists and storytellers who represent the culture through the generations and weave it into the fabric of our country.

Click here to read more: https://bit.ly/34N95Us

Six documentaries featuring musicians, painters, performers, and writers who represent the culture and weave it into the fabric of our country.

This week, students can explore the importance of being kind with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Arthur on PBS KIDS and...
10/12/2020
Being Kind Bingo: PreK and K | PBS KIDS | PBS LearningMedia

This week, students can explore the importance of being kind with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Arthur on PBS KIDS and then extend the learning with a Learn-Along Bingo Packet - available in Spanish and in English!

Learn-Along Bingo for PreK-K: https://bit.ly/2InLpyl
Learn-Along Bingo for grades 1-2: https://bit.ly/3dkfRVr

(Week of October 12th) A bilingual, weekly “Learn Along” Bingo card (one for PreK-K, one for Grades 1 & 2) will include a range of thematic learning opportunities for children to choose their own learning adventure. Emphasis will be on the PBS KIDS 24/7 broadcast schedule and related printables ...

This year has brought on unique challenges for educators across the globe. From homeschooling their own children to virt...
10/09/2020

This year has brought on unique challenges for educators across the globe. From homeschooling their own children to virtually teaching ours, they continue to lead us through crisis. Today we celebrate the many ways ​#TeachersCan​ and have on World Teachers’ Day. Teachers, thank you. ​#WorldTeachersDay

10/08/2020
KAMU Public Broadcasting

Don't forget to tune in to "Classic Albums: John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band" tonight at 8p.m.!

We will be airing "Classic Albums: John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band" tomorrow at 8p.m.! "John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band" was John Lennon's first solo studio album after the breakup of The Beatles. The acclaimed Classic Albums series explores the creation of this groundbreaking album through new interviews, archive footage and detailed analysis of the original multi-track masters. You won't want to miss this!

10/08/2020
"Classic Albums: John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band" airs on 10/8 at 8 p.m.

We will be airing "Classic Albums: John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band" tomorrow at 8p.m.! "John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band" was John Lennon's first solo studio album after the breakup of The Beatles. The acclaimed Classic Albums series explores the creation of this groundbreaking album through new interviews, archive footage and detailed analysis of the original multi-track masters. You won't want to miss this!

50 years ago this week, we began our work to educate, enlighten and entertain. While the faces, places, and world have c...
10/07/2020

50 years ago this week, we began our work to educate, enlighten and entertain. While the faces, places, and world have changed, our mission to inspire has never wavered. Which people and programs have sparked your curiosity? #PBS50

If you spot a light blue ribbon tied around a tree this week, it means a proud teacher and/or teacher supporter is nearb...
10/06/2020

If you spot a light blue ribbon tied around a tree this week, it means a proud teacher and/or
teacher supporter is nearby. Show your support for educators leading us through crisis and share this virtual ribbon as a sign of gratitude for all they do. #WorldTeachersDay

10/06/2020
PBS' 50th Anniversary!

For half a century, PBS has delivered on its promise to educate, engage, and inspire the America people. With singular content, PBS programs have shined a light on our shared history, explored the treasures of our natural world, and shared world-class performances with millions of Americans. PBS has redefined children’s media, with groundbreaking programs like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood proving that television could educate and entertain. Using its tremendous reach, PBS has called attention to contentious social issues, and explained the science behind some of our most pressing global issues. At every step, PBS has embraced the power of technology to bring people together for shared experiences and shared conversations, first on television, and now on digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Today, PBS reaches nearly nine in ten Americans, with nearly 360 member stations serving communities across the country. Together, PBS stations serve as a beacon of thoughtful and thought-provoking media. #PBS50

Teachers, a lot has been asked of you this year. In the spirit of #WorldTeachersDay, let us  celebrate you and highlight...
10/05/2020

Teachers, a lot has been asked of you this year. In the spirit of #WorldTeachersDay, let us celebrate you and highlight your inspiring stories. Starting today, October 5-11, we ask you kindly to share your story with us on ​teacherscan.org​. The first 2,020 teachers to submit their video & form will receive exclusive #TeachersCan swag to their home and a chance to be featured in a #TeachersCanTuesday spotlight.

We here at KAMU are celebrating 50 years in the Brazos Valley with PBS. Both PBS and KAMU are dedicated to providing sho...
10/05/2020

We here at KAMU are celebrating 50 years in the Brazos Valley with PBS. Both PBS and KAMU are dedicated to providing shows that will help entertain, teach, and bring people together. It is people like you that help our station continue to grow and stay strong throughout the years. We thank you for your loyal support and dedication to KAMU. Throughout the month, we will be sharing inspirational quotes from some of your favorites from PBS and footage over the years in honor of #PBS50! We thank you again for all your support, and we hope you continue to tune in with KAMU!

Join us in counting down to Halloween with PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, Pinkalicious, Elinor Wonders, and man...
10/03/2020

Join us in counting down to Halloween with PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, Pinkalicious, Elinor Wonders, and many more! Be sure to check out the link below to find fun Halloween activities you can enjoy with your family! https://www.pbs.org/parents/halloween/

Congrats to our PBS Passport Giveaway winner, Sofia Rangel!! :)
10/02/2020

Congrats to our PBS Passport Giveaway winner, Sofia Rangel!! :)

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner, Sofia Rangel!
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We are giving away a FREE year of PBS Passport to one lucky follower! You'll also receive a ton of cool KAMU swag! To enter, all you have to do is like our page on Facebook, leave a comment with your favorite PBS show and tag one of your friends or family members, & fill out the form at tx.ag/GiveawayForm.

Don't know what PBS Passport is? It happens to be the most affordable streaming service with more than 1,500 episodes of select PBS shows! Enter to win for a free one year subscription and gain access to your PBS favorites and watch them anytime on any device!

Full giveaway guidelines available at tx.ag/ContestGuidelines.

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09/30/2020

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From "Diego Rivera: His World and Cars" to "Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx," celebrate #HispanicHeritageMon...
09/30/2020
Books About Latinos Who Made a Difference | Parenting Tips & Advice | PBS KIDS for Parents

From "Diego Rivera: His World and Cars" to "Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx," celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with this PBS KIDS for Parents list of children’s books highlighting the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latino Americans! https://to.pbs.org/34bukyX

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from September 15 to October 15, by reading about the histories, cultures and contributions of Latino Americans.

Our giveaway is still live! If you haven't heard by now, we are giving away a FREE year subscription to PBS Passport alo...
09/29/2020

Our giveaway is still live! If you haven't heard by now, we are giving away a FREE year subscription to PBS Passport along with some KAMU swag! Be sure you enter to win by Friday, Sept. 30! Good luck and tag your friends and family!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner, Sofia Rangel!
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We are giving away a FREE year of PBS Passport to one lucky follower! You'll also receive a ton of cool KAMU swag! To enter, all you have to do is like our page on Facebook, leave a comment with your favorite PBS show and tag one of your friends or family members, & fill out the form at tx.ag/GiveawayForm.

Don't know what PBS Passport is? It happens to be the most affordable streaming service with more than 1,500 episodes of select PBS shows! Enter to win for a free one year subscription and gain access to your PBS favorites and watch them anytime on any device!

Full giveaway guidelines available at tx.ag/ContestGuidelines.

Want to be able to watch these PBS Shows for free at any time? Enter to win our giveaway and try become the lucky winner...
09/25/2020

Want to be able to watch these PBS Shows for free at any time? Enter to win our giveaway and try become the lucky winner of a FREE year of PBS Passport + some KAMU swag! All you have to do to enter is follow our us here on Facebook, leave a comment with your favorite PBS show, tag one of your friends or family members, & fill out the form here: tx.ag/ContestGuidelines

09/25/2020
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

The first Midnight Yell Practice of the season is tonight!

Watch live from Kyle Field on Texas A&M's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube or KAMU Public Broadcasting as we prepare to BTHO Vanderbilt!

More details about tonight's Yell Practice: http://tx.ag/MYP925

Don't forget to enter to win our giveaway for a free subscription of PBS Passport! Just complete these three easy steps ...
09/23/2020

Don't forget to enter to win our giveaway for a free subscription of PBS Passport! Just complete these three easy steps to enter to win! Tag your friends and family, comment your favorite PBS show and click the link below! Good luck! tx.ag/ContestGuidelines.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner, Sofia Rangel!
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We are giving away a FREE year of PBS Passport to one lucky follower! You'll also receive a ton of cool KAMU swag! To enter, all you have to do is like our page on Facebook, leave a comment with your favorite PBS show and tag one of your friends or family members, & fill out the form at tx.ag/GiveawayForm.

Don't know what PBS Passport is? It happens to be the most affordable streaming service with more than 1,500 episodes of select PBS shows! Enter to win for a free one year subscription and gain access to your PBS favorites and watch them anytime on any device!

Full giveaway guidelines available at tx.ag/ContestGuidelines.

09/23/2020
#IslandsofWonder Continues Tonight!

Borneo, the third largest island on Earth, may seem like a paradise but its harsh landscape proves a struggle to survive. Learn more when #IslandsOfWonder continues tonight at 7 p.m. on PBS.

09/22/2020
Press Briefing: Ambassador And White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah L. Birx, M.D. Visits Texas A&M

Texas A&M officials including John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M System; Michael K. Young, President of Texas A&M University; and Greg Hartman, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, welcome Dr. Deborah L. Birx, M.D., Ambassador and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, to Texas A&M and provide updates on the System work and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Birx will brief media on her visit to Texas A&M and other universities and provides an update on her work with The White House Coronavirus Task Force.

What to watch during #HispanicHeritageMonth? It is great time to learn more about the diversity of experiences and cultu...
09/22/2020

What to watch during #HispanicHeritageMonth? It is great time to learn more about the diversity of experiences and cultures that comprise the country's Hispanic and Latino heritage. Revisit some of your favorite films that feature Hispanic and Latino/a/x voices and watch programs premiering during this time. Stay tuned with us here at KAMU!

https://to.pbs.org/32QStLG

09/22/2020

Texas A&M officials including John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M System; Michael K. Young, President of Texas A&M University; and Greg Hartman, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, welcome Dr. Deborah L. Birx, M.D., Ambassador and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, to Texas A&M and provide updates on the System work and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Birx will brief media on her visit to Texas A&M and other universities and provides an update on her work with The White House Coronavirus Task Force.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner, Sofia Rangel!...We are giving away a FREE year of PBS Passport to one lu...
09/21/2020

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner, Sofia Rangel!
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We are giving away a FREE year of PBS Passport to one lucky follower! You'll also receive a ton of cool KAMU swag! To enter, all you have to do is like our page on Facebook, leave a comment with your favorite PBS show and tag one of your friends or family members, & fill out the form at tx.ag/GiveawayForm.

Don't know what PBS Passport is? It happens to be the most affordable streaming service with more than 1,500 episodes of select PBS shows! Enter to win for a free one year subscription and gain access to your PBS favorites and watch them anytime on any device!

Full giveaway guidelines available at tx.ag/ContestGuidelines.

TAMU Public Partnership & Outreach
09/17/2020
TAMU Public Partnership & Outreach

TAMU Public Partnership & Outreach

Constitution Week Events - Friday, Sept 18

Faculty of the Film Studies Program will host a discussion on the documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro” (2016), which focuses on James Baldwin and his efforts to combat institutional racism in America. The documentary is available to all Texas A&M faculty, staff and students through the Evan’s Library KANOPY. Contact the Texas A&M Film Studies Program for more information.

10 a.m. - Join historian and former attorney Thomas Borcher for a Facebook Live presentation. His presentation looks at our United States Constitution from the perspectives of George Washington to George H. W. Bush. http://ow.ly/MBlh50BfVHs

11 p.m. – KAMU Public Broadcasting will broadcast Inventing America: Making a Nation, which brings our Founding Fathers back to life. This program features three delegates to the Second Continental Congress discussing the lead-up to the Declaration of Independence.

09/16/2020
Tune in to #IslandsOfWonderPBS Today!

In the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, lies the oldest island on Earth: Madagascar. #IslandsOfWonderPBS premieres today at 7 p.m. on PBS.

09/15/2020
#HispanicHeritageMonth

Did you know that 1 in 5 Texas construction workers are subject to a workplace injury or fatality? After a series of deaths, construction workers and grieving families unite to fight the injustices of an exploitative industry in this new VOCES special "Building The American Dream. The program kicks off #HispanicHeritageMonth, Sept. 15 at 9p.m. as part of PBS’s election and democracy special programming coming this fall. https://to.pbs.org/2G1tNad

09/14/2020
Islands of Wonder begings Sept. 16th @ 7 p.m. Tune in!

From the lush rainforests and arid deserts of Madagascar to the tropical Island of Borneo and the remote island chain of Hawaii with its volcanic lava flows, discover the incredible with #IslandsOfWonderPBS, premiering Wed, Sept 16 at 7 p.m. on PBS.

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09/14/2020

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KAMU is both a TV station and an FM radio station, in one. KAMU functions within the "Educational Broadcast Services" department of Texas A&M University in College Station and, while it exists primarily to provide public broadcasting to the Brazos Valley area, it is also involved in the academic mission of Texas A&M, from formal instruction in the broadcast arts to on-the-job training for student announcers, operators, and production assistants at the stations.

KAMU operates two television studios and two radio studios with state-of-the-art broadcast and production equipment, including video editing and digital audio technology. In addition to the broadcasts, the station operates contract production units and produces distance-learning telecourses. Both stations are staffed by a combination of full-time employees, student workers, and volunteers to provide the necessary leadership, manpower, and programming.

Administrative offices and studio facilities are all located in the "Joe Hiram Moore Communications Center", a 17,000 square-foot one-story brick building constructed in 1972 and located on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas.

HISTORY OF KAMU


  • The Educational Broadcast Services department of Texas A&M was originally established in 1964 under the name of "Educational Television Program" and had the initial purpose of providing "electronic visual support of the live instructor through the operation of a multi-channel closed-circuit instructional television network with RF connections to classrooms and lecture halls across the campus". Later on, the name was changed to "Educational Broadcast Services" and the KAMU-TV and KAMU-FM stations were added to the department.

  • KAMU-TV began broadcasting on UHF Channel 15 on February 15, 1970 as a public television station licensed to the university, providing broadcast service to the Texas A&M University community, the cities of Bryan and College Station, and the surrounding Brazos Valley area. In 2009, KAMU stopped it's analog broadcast on Ch. 15 and began it's HD broadcast on Channels 12.1, 12.2, and 12.3. The TV station provides both local and PBS programming 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. It offers a variety of programming choices through the use of multiple channels and transmission types (check your local listings for HD offerings in your area).

  • KAMU-FM took to the air on March 30, 1977. The radio station operates 24x7 at 90.9 megahertz, and is an affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), and American Public Media (APM), and others. The programming on the original FM channel includes classical music, jazz, international music, and much more, including award-winning news programs from NPR and other producers and distributors. In 2008, KAMU began broadcasting a second signal on the same frequency for "HD" hi-definition digital radios. This new HD channel has a talk-radio format.
  • MISSION

    It is the mission of KAMU to provide a universal educational opportunity to its citizenry using cutting edge technologies and over the air free broadcasts to deliver quality and trusted programming which underpins the educational and cultural experience of citizens in concert with the mission of Texas A&M University.

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