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Channel 29, Hastings

City of License: Hastings, NE

First Air Date: November 17, 1968

Operating Power: 200 kW at 1,201 feet

Original Call Letters: KHNE 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

  • 1968

    November 17, 1968- KHNE, Channel 29 Hastings, NE signs on, owned by the Nebraska Educational Television Commission (NETC), as part of a state network of public radio and television stations in Nebraska, headquartered in Lincoln, NE.

    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

    Network headquarters were moved to the Terry M. Carpenter & Jack McBride Nebraska Public Media Center, formerly NET, at 1800 North 33rd Street in Lincoln on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska.  Jack McBride was the founding General Manager and served in that capacity for 43 years.


    KHNE is also aired on translator K23AA, Channel 23 in Beatrice, NE.

  • 2009

    February 17, 2009-  KHNE shuts down its analog channel.