A programming note for a local source that we love to ripoff and then contradict . . .
"Due to Kansas City PBS’ recent transmission outage, some of our audience members missed out on new episodes of their favorite series. To make sure all are able to catch up on the programs they look forward to tuning into each week, we have updated our Channel 19.1 schedule for the next few Sundays to rebroadcast what might have been missed. "
Here's their sad message . . .
Thank You for Sticking With Us
Our team worked diligently to repair the station’s transmission line that, despite a recent inspection, failed unexpectedly in early-October.
While customers who receive our broadcast through cable were relatively unaffected, our over-the-air viewers, which account for about 22% of all viewership, experienced a disruption in service. We take our delivery to our valued broadcast audience very seriously, and this issue reminded us how much our audiences love Kansas City PBS and the four channels we have broadcast free each day — without interruption — for 13 years.
After identifying the failure, which occurred almost 800 feet up on the tower, our engineers and tower crew worked as quickly as possible to install a temporary low-power backup and to clean and repair the damage done to the transmission line.
We regret this disruption in programming for our loyal viewers and that we were unable to restore our broadcast signal faster.
In order to avoid future prolonged disruptions in service, we plan on installing a low-power backup antenna that can broadcast our signal as we make any needed repairs.
All of the above is a reminder of how hard our teams work to make and deliver amazing content each day — and that it takes a lot of electricity to produce the 1 million watts that make up our television broadcast signal — plus time, talent and resources to deliver 32,000 hours of broadcast content each year.
Thanks again to all of you who support our services and help us to serve more than 1.3 million people a month through Kansas City PBS, Flatland and 90.9 The Bridge.
Kansas City PBS CEO, Kliff Kuehl
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Recent Premieres Rescheduled After Transmitter Outage by Due to Kansas City PBS' recent transmission outage, some of our audience members missed out on new episodes of their favorite series. To make sure all are able to catch up on the programs they look forward to tuning into each week, we have updated our Channel 19.1 schedule for the next few Sundays to rebroadcast what might have been missed.