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Austin-Rochester-Mankato, Minnesota
Slogan Beyond Television... Infinite Possibilities...
Channels Digital: 20 (UHF)
Virtual: 15 (PSIP)
Subchannels 15.1 PBS
15.2 MHz Worldview
15.3 Create
15.4 Minnesota Channel
Affiliations PBS
Owner KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc.
First air date December 1971 [1]
Call letters’ meaning Southern
Former callsigns KAVT-TV (1971-1984)
Former channel number(s) Analog:
15 (1971-2009)
Transmitter Power 319.2 kW
Height 302.7 m
Facility ID 28510
Transmitter Coordinates 43°38′34″N 92°31′35″W / 43.64278°N 92.52639°W / 43.64278; -92.52639

KSMQ-TV is a public television station in Austin, Minnesota, broadcasting locally on digital channel 20 as a PBS member station, with additional programming from Minnesota Public Television. The station is owned by KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc. The station also serves as the default PBS member station for Mankato, which doesn't have a PBS station of its own.

Digital Transition

The station was broadcasting on analog channel 15 (located near Austin) and digital channel 20 (on the KXLT-TV tower near Ostrander). KSMQ discontinued their analog broadcast on May 1, 2009. After they cease analog transmission, the digital channel remains on ch. 20.

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