Radio-TV Broadcast History
KBDI-TV logo
Denver, Colorado
City of licenseBroomfield, Colorado
BrandingColorado Public Television
SloganWorld View, Community Voice
Channels Analog: 12 (VHF)

Digital: 38 (UHF)

TranslatorsK11QJ Boulder
K32EO Colorado Springs
Owner Colorado Public Television, Inc.
First air dateFebruary 22, 1980
Transmitter Power226 kW (analog)
1000 kW (digital)
Height742 m (analog)
730 m (digital)
Facility ID22685
Transmitter Coordinates[ 39_40_55_N_105_29_51_W_type:landmark_scale:2000 39°40′55″N, 105°29′51″W]

KBDI-TV is a public television station in Denver, Colorado, broadcasting as a PBS member station. The station is owned by Colorado Public Television. The station is licensed to the suburb of Broomfield, with studios in the Five Points neighborhood just northeast of downtown. Its transmitter is on Squaw Mountain in Clear Creek County. At 11,434 feet (3485 meters), it is the highest transmitter site in the nation.

KBDI is Denver's "beta" or secondary PBS member station. It broadcasts only 25 percent of the national PBS schedule. The balance of the schedule is filled with community-oriented programming.

The station also operates low-powered translators in Boulder and Colorado Springs, and has gained increased cable penetration in the Western Slope. All told, KBDI claims to reach 80% of Colorado's population.

Digital channels[]

  • KBDI-DT, Channel 12.1
  • KBDI-DOC, Channel 12.2
  • KBDI-MHZ, Channel 12.3 (MHz Worldview)

External links[]

BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KBDI-TV

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