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First on the air: June 25, 1956
WKNO-HD signed on August 3, 2004

Channels: WKNO-TV/10
WKNO on Digital Channel 10.1.
WKNO-HD on Digital Channel 10.1 or 810 on Comcast HD Cable Service.

Channels: WKNO2
WKNO on Digital Channel 10.2.
WKNO2 on Digital Channel 10.2 or 910 on Comcast Cable Service.

Channels: PBS Kids
WKNO Kids on Digital Channel 10.3.
WKNO-3 on Digital Channel 10.3 or 311 on Comcast Cable Service.

WKNO, now more than 65 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.

WKNO is the Mid-South’s premier public media organization committed to creating and presenting both unique local and national content for television, radio and digital media.


  • A trusted resource of information and inspiration
  • An essential provider of educational and cultural services
  • A preeminent public institution in and for the Mid-South
  • A leader in public media, both locally and nationally


  • Be an exemplary steward of the public trust
  • Seek diversity and excellence in people, ideas and services
  • Build and nourish relationships in the community
  • Hold ourselves accountable for results
  • Help each other succeed
  • Have a sense of humor

    Over 70% of the annual budget comes from the Mid-South community. The remaining 30% 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.

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