KCOS-TV inspires, informs and educates our viewers through quality educational programming; while producing superb local programs tailored to our community. It is our vision to be the most valued catalyst for an informed and engaged community. We strive to be the region’s leader for trusted news, education, arts & culture and emergency communications
KCOS serves as our community’s largest classroom, serving more than 250,000 viewers each week. PBS programming includes award-winning investigative journalism on Frontline, eye-opening documentaries and biographies through American Mastersand Independent Lens, Nature, NOVA, and various arts and cultural programs. We also provide 12 hours of enlightening kid shows on weekdays such as Nature Cat, Sesame Street, Curious George and many more.
In addition, KCOS is committed to offering programs to community residents that will create a foundation of success for our area’s young people. Those programs include the KCOS family festivals such as Be My Neighbor Day and the PBS Kids’ Fiesta. These free events average between 2,500 and 3,000 family members who attend each year. Additionally, KCOS helps local learners advance their writing and self-expression through our annual PBS Kids Writers Contest, which is open to kindergarten through fifth grade students. The goal of these programs is to address critical needs that seek to prepare children for success in school and life, including literacy, workforce readiness through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) introduction, social skills, communication and more.
Texas Tech Public Media
At Texas Tech Public Media our goal is to be a town square, dedicated to sharing the diverse voices of Texas Tech University and the city of Lubbock. We strive to explore our shared curiosities, make you laugh, cheer and reflect. Challenge you, educate you, inspire you, and innovate on your behalf. We strive to create a viewing and listening experience that gives you pride in your community, pride in your University, and is home, for every one of us.
About Texas Tech Public Media
KTTZ-TV and KTTZ-FM in Lubbock and KNCH in San Angelo are all under the Texas Tech Public Media umbrella. Texas Tech Public Media provides quality local programming, along with public television (PBS) and national public radio (NPR) programming to Texas Tech University, Lubbock and surrounding areas that tell the stories of life on the South Plains.
KTTZ-TV Channel 5 is a noncommercial station on the Texas Tech University campus housing the station, transmitters and the 817-foot antenna-tower. The station broadcasts diverse digital programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The signal coverage encompasses 153,000 TV households and 19 counties in the Lubbock market. KTTZ-TV produces local programming and holds educational and entertaining events for viewers of all ages.
KTTZ-FM is a classical music and public radio news station that broadcasts on a frequency of 89.1 MHz at 70,000 watts. KTTZ-FM operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing service to the South Plains listeners within a 75-mile radius of Lubbock. The station also operates FM 90.1 KNCH in San Angelo, Texas.