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This page has been updated to reflect the latest information available on the previously announced broadcast outage.

Good news! Ninety-five percent of Kansas City PBS’ viewers have had their service restored thanks to the diligent work of our engineering crews and the acquisition of the needed replacement parts. We are still running at reduced power for a few days which may affect service in rare instances, but we should be back at full power soon. 

We thank you for your patience during the repair process. We know that many rely on us for programming via over-the-air broadcast and apologize for this service disruption. 

If you are a viewer that relies on a broadcast antenna and performed a channel scan when service was disrupted initially, it is possible that your television removed Channel 19.1, 19.2, 19.3 or 19.4 from your lineup. At this time, we encourage you to conduct another channel scan to restore access to Channel 19’s signal.

There may be a small number of viewers who still have not had their service restored. For those who have internet access, we encourage you to utilize these methods to watch:


We will continue to provide updates through email, including our weekly newsletter Highlights, on Kansas City PBS' social media channels and this webpage.


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About Kansas City PBS

Located in the heart of Kansas City, MO, Kansas City PBS is a non-profit multimedia organization that has been serving the community since 1961. The PBS member station airs diverse content focused on civic affairs, science, food, drink, arts and culture on four television channels, including Channel 19.1, 19.2, 19.3 (Create) and 19.4, the 24-hour PBS kids channel. Channel 19.1 and 19.4 are also available to livestream online, with programming available on-demand in the PBS Video App and Kansas City PBS Passport, a member-benefit streaming service. Kansas City PBS serves students, caregivers and the local education community through free, online resources, workshops for parents and teachers, and annual conferences and events. It also owns and operates the local NPR music station, 90.9 The Bridge, providing nonprofit radio in a AAA format to listeners over the air and online streaming. Kansas City PBS’ nonprofit source for local journalism, Flatland ( produces multimedia reporting focused on civic affairs, arts and culture, food and drink, and education. For more information on Kansas City PBS or its wide variety of local and national content, visit

For more information, contact:
Tyler Peterson
Communications & Engagement Manager