on the air: June 25, 1956
WKNO-HD signed on August 3, 2004
WKNO-HD on Digital Channel 10.3 or 810 on Comcast HD Cable
now more than 50 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.
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.
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, parenting workshops
hosted by our own Mr. Chuck, town hall meetings, and more.