- South Dakota Public Broadcasting
call_letters = South Dakota Public Broadcasting
station_branding = SDPB
analog = see table below
digital = see table below
affiliations = PBS
May 22, 1922(radio) July 5, 1961(television)
location = statewide
callsign_meaning = see table below
owner = South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunication
licensee = South Dakota Board of Directors for Educational Telecommunications
former_affiliations = NET (1961-1970)
effective_radiated_power = see table below
HAAT = see table below
facility_id = see table below
coordinates = see table below
homepage = [http://www.sdpb.org/ www.sdpb.org]
South Dakota Public Broadcasting, or SDPB for short, is a network of PBS television and NPR radio stations serving the state of
South Dakota. The stations are operated by the South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunication, a state agency. The studios and offices are located in the Allen Neuharth Media Center on the University of South Dakotacampus in Vermillion, South Dakota.
SDPB's history with radio can be traced back to
May 22, 1922when KUSD signed on the air. But it wasn't until the 1970s that South Dakota Public Radio became a reality. Today KUSD-FM 89.7 in Vermillion serves as the flagship station for the nine-station network.
South Dakota Public Radio stations in the lineup include:
*1. The "Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook" says KESD-TV signed on
February 6, while the "Television and Cable Factbook" says it signed on February 4.
*2. The "Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook" says KQSD-TV signed on
January 1, while the "Television and Cable Factbook" says it signed on March 9.
*3. The "Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook" says KZSD-TV signed on
February 8, while the "Television and Cable Factbook" says it signed on February 9.
The television programming from SDPB is also rebroadcast on the following translator stations (low-power rebroadcasters):
Although SDPB provides PBS programming, it also produces original programs such as:
*"Dakota Life" — a magazine show focusing on South Dakota life.
*"Kids' Quest" — an educational series for students.
*"On Call" — a show which discusses medical topics.
*"South Dakota Focus" — a panel discussion show.
*"Statehouse" — a show which focuses on the
South Dakota State Legislature.
*"Today's Ag" — a show about agriculture.
SDPB has also produced educational programs, such as:
*"By The People, For The People" — a series about government in South Dakota.
*"Dakota Pathways" — a series about the history of South Dakota.
*"Infinite Variety" — a series about the geography and environment of South Dakota.
South Dakota Adventure" — a series about the history and culture of South Dakota.
Saturday Night Line Up
Like most PBS stations SDPB airs comedy and other shows on Saturday starting Saturday at 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM CST and the line up is as follows :
* 5:00 PM Classic Gospel
* 6:00 PM The Lawrence Welk Show
* 7:00 PM Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
* 7:30 PM As Time Goes By
* 8:00 PM Keeping Up Appearances
* 8:30 PM May To December
* 9:00 PM Last of the Summer Wine
* 9:30 PM The Vicar of Dibley
*10:00 PM Austin City Limits
*11:00 PM Soundstage
*12:00 PM Globe Trekker
* [http://www.sdpb.org/ SDPB Website]
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