First on the air: June 25, 1956
WKNO-HD signed on August 3, 2004
WKNO on Digital Channel 10.1.
WKNO-HD on Digital Channel 10.3 or 810 on Comcast HD Cable Service.
WKNO on Digital Channel 10.2.
WKNO2 on Digital Channel 10.2 or 910 on Comcast Cable Service.
WKNO, now more than 60 years old, is owned and operated by the Mid-South Public Communications Foundation, licensed to the community of Memphis, Tennessee, and governed by an all-volunteer, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees.
In its unique role as the independent, not-for-profit, community-owned broadcasting voice in the Mid-South, WKNO is dedicated to quality radio and television programming in order to illuminate, inform, entertain, and educate the people of the Mid-South community. WKNO is committed to respond to the needs of the community, reflect community talents and resources, and represent Memphis and the Mid-South to itself, the region and the nation.
Over 76% of the annual budget comes from the Mid-South community. The remaining 24% comes from federal, state, and local government grants. WKNO also offers a variety of educational services, including programming for classrooms, state and local legislative coverage and more.