KIXE History

 

    1952 - First educational television station, KUHT, goes on air.

     

    1954 - KIXE incorporation papers signed

    1961 - TV "Vast Wasteland" speech by FCC Chairman Newton Minnow

    1964 - KIXE signs on air with black and white programs only

    1967 - Public Television Act signed by President Johnson

    1967 - Channel 9 moved from Chico to Redding

    1969 - Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) begins in US

    1971 - KIXE begins broadcasting network, color programs

    1974 - KIXE begins to originate color programs

    1981 - KIXE broadcasts programs with Closed Captions

    1987 - KIXE moves from Industrial Way to North Market Street

    1995 - KIXE installs new transmitter

    1996 - KIXE broadcasts programs in stereo

    1997 - KIXE broadcasts programs with Descriptive Video

    2003 - KIXE installs a new digital transmitter and broadcasts programs in digital, simulcasting alongside analog

    2008 - KIXE terminates analog broadcast and transmits in digital ONLY, on VHF channel 9

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