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Channel 19, Norfolk

City of License: Norfolk, NE

First Air Date: November 10, 1967

Operating Power: 475 kW at 831 feet

Original Call Letters: KXNE TV

Format: Educational

Network Affiliation: PBS

General Manager: Jack McBride

Program Director: Bill Oxley

Chief Engineer: William R. Ramsay

Issued To: Nebraska Educational Television Commission

Through the Years

  • 1967

    November 10, 1967-  KXNE, Channel 19, Norfolk, NE signs on, owned by the Nebraska Educational Television Commission, as part of a state network of public radio and television stations in Nebraska, headquartered in Lincoln.

    In 1961, five VHF and three UHF channels were allocated for educational use in Nebraska.

    In 1963, the state legislature approved plans for a statewide educational network, under the control of the NETC.

  • 1972

    In 1972, the network relocated to a new location, the Terry M. Carpenter & Jack McBride Nebraska Public Media Center, 1800 North 33rd Street in Lincoln, on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska. Jack McBride was the founding General Manager of the network, a position he held for 43 years.

    KXNE also is aired on translators KB341B Decatur Channel 34, K27N1-D Neligh Channel 27, K14M1, Niobrara, Channel 14, and K101W-D Veridgre Channel 19.

  • 2008

    November 2008-  KXNE shuts down its analog channel.