Submitted by Louisiana Public Broadcasting to the Minden Press-Herald for publication
Louisiana Public Broadcasting is happy to announce that work on the new transmitter tower for KLTS is complete and is now broadcasting the LPB signal stronger, further and clearer than ever before. If you live in North Louisiana, East Texas, or Southern Arkansas and watch LPB using an antenna you may need to perform a rescan in order to tune the channel back in.
The new transmitter output provides 550 KW of power, pushing the new, stronger signal as far as Gladewater, Gilmer, and New Boston in Texas and as far as Magnolia in Arkansas. For our North Louisiana viewers, the signal should be even stronger and clearer than before. The old transmitter put out 280 KW of power.
Clarence “C.C.” Copeland, Director of Engineering & Operations at LPB, oversaw the entire project. He says not only does the new antenna provide an improved viewing experience for more people, it sets the stage for the next generation of broadcasting advancements. “With our new antenna installed, LPB is poised to be able to broadcast the new ATSC 3.0 television standard once it becomes available in the Shreveport market. “
The rescan only affects viewers using an antenna to watch their favorite PBS and LPB programs on KLTS. To rescan, find your TV remote. Look for a button that says “Menu” or “Setup.” Click that button and follow the onscreen instructions and your TV will automatically scan to search for all available channels.
“We really want to thank our viewers for their patience during this process,” says Copeland. “Now we are able to provide the quality programs and educational content that PBS and LPB are known for to even more of our neighbors.”
Since 1975, Louisiana Public Broadcasting has been the public television network for the state of Louisiana with stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. LPB is also affiliated with WLAE-TV in New Orleans. In addition to its award-winning documentaries about the history and people of Louisiana, LPB is dedicated to helping children throughout the state develop their literacy, math and science skills through its numerous educational outreach programs.