ACU television station increases signal


For Immediate Release
July 12, 2000

Contact:

Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

Jamie Milstead, Media Relations Specialist
(915) 676-2696

The Abilene Christian University television station increased its signal strength from 85 watts to 1,000 watts.

KUF qualifies for the new Class A status LPTV (Low Power TV) station and was granted permission by the Federal Communications Commission to increase its signal strength. The new antenna and transmitter were installed June 15.

According to Steve Knight, ACU's broadcast engineer, this should greatly improve KUF-TV's picture to all of the city of Abilene. KUF-TV operates on Channel 7 and is carried on Cox Cable channel 7 as well as Heartland Wireless channel 7. KUF-TV is affiliated with The Learning Channel and broadcasts network and local programming 24 hours per day. KUF signed on with the low power signal in 1989.

Dr. Larry Bradshaw, director of electronic media, said the power increase should give a lot more people a chance to watch the station.

"We are really glad the FCC has granted us this power increase, since so many seem to enjoy the programming from TLC and ACU," Bradshaw said.

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