Prairie Public Broadcasting provides quality radio, television, and public media services
that educate, involve, and inspire the people of the prairie region.
Prairie Public Broadcasting is committed to respect for the individual and our audience, to lifelong learning, civil discourse, and our regional identity. Those who work at Prairie Public Broadcasting take pride in our programming and our service, expressing it through honesty and accuracy, a strong work ethic, teamwork, workplace diversity, effective stewardship of gifts and talents, and good humor. Prairie Public Broadcasting offers a window on the world through national and regional television and radio programming; creates a forum for the most important issues facing our region with locally produced, topical programming; partners with others to foster education for all ages; and utilizes digital technology and Web services to expand those valued services. Beginning with a single television transmitter in Fargo, Prairie Public Broadcasting has grown to become the premier broadcaster of public television and radio services throughout the prairie region.
Prairie Public has been serving the people of the prairie region since 1964. Read more about our history.
Prairie Public connects with audiences on television and radio, but also hosts community and statewide events with teachers, children, families, veterans, legislators, non-profits, and corporations. Our region’s stories are also shared via the Prairie Public website, YouTube channel, and on social media.
Prairie Public Digital Over-the-Air Television Channels
Prairie Public reaches households in North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, parts of South Dakota, Montana, and Manitoba with four 24-hour, unique television broadcast program channels and an emergency broadcast system.
1 Prairie Public's high definition schedule.
2 Lifelong Learning (6am-6pm) offers how-to, travel, cooking, and K-12 classroom programs; and World (6pm-6am) offers nonfiction, science, nature, news, and public affairs programs.
3 The MN Channel offers programs produced in and about North Dakota, Manitoba, Minnesota, and the region.
4 PBS Kids is the number one educational media brand for kids and offers opportunities to explore new ideas and new worlds through television.
Fargo KFME-DT, transmitted on 13
13-1 Prairie Public high definition programming
13-2 World/Lifelong Learning
13-3 MN Channel
13-4 PBS Kids
Bismarck KBME-DT, transmitted on 22
3-1 Prairie Public high definition programming
3-2 World/Lifelong Learning
3-3 MN Channel
3-4 PBS Kids
Crookston/Grand Forks KCGE-DT, transmitted on 16
16-1 Prairie Public high definition programming
16-2 World/Lifelong Learning
16-3 MN Channel
16-4 PBS Kids
Grand Forks KGFE, transmitted on 15
2-1 Prairie Public standard definition programming
2-3 MN Channel
Minot KSRE-DT, transmitted on 15
6-1 Prairie Public high definition programming
6-2 World/Lifelong Learning
6-3 MN Channel
6-4 PBS Kids
Ellendale KJRE-DT, transmitted on 20
19-1 Prairie Public high definition programming
19-2 World/Lifelong Learning
19-3 MN Channel
19-4 PBS Kids
Dickinson KDSE-DT, transmitted on 9
9-1 Prairie Public High Definition programming
9-2 World/Lifelong Learning
9-3 MN Channel
9-4 PBS Kids
Williston KWSE-DT, transmitted on 11
4-1 Prairie Public high definition programming
4-2 World/Lifelong Learning
4-3 MN Channel
4-4 PBS Kids
Devils Lake, transmitted on 25
25-1 Prairie Public high definition programming
25-2 World/Lifelong Learning
25-3 MN Channel
25-4 PBS Kids
In Manitoba on cable channels
Households with television sets that use a rooftop antenna and are either digital capable or have a digital converter box can access all the channels listed below. Cable and satellite subscribers may access all or some of the channels, depending on whether their provider carries the channels.
Prairie Public Radio Frequencies
The statewide radio network of Prairie Public is a news, music, and information service in association with North Dakota State University. Listen to Prairie Public on your radio, online, with the Prairie Public app, or with your smart speaker.
FM1 Prairie Public - NPR News / Classical
Prairie Public’s classical music plus “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” “Marketplace” interviews and discussion on “Main Street.”
FM2 Prairie Public – Roots, Rock, and Jazz
Prairie Public’s roots, rock and jazz featuring “Into the Music” with Mike Olson and “World Cafe,” plus two hours of NPR’s “Morning Edition” on weekdays and “Sounds Eclectic,” “Mountain Stage,” and “Acoustic Cafe” on the weekends.
FM3 Prairie Public – NPR News / AAA Music
Prairie Public’s roots, rock and jazz featuring “Into the Music” with Mike Olson and “World Cafe.” Also includes “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” “Marketplace,” and interviews and discussion on “Main Street.”
- Bismarck – 90.5 KCND, 50 kw
- Devils Lake – 91.7 KPPD
- Dickinson – 89.9 KDPR, 12.5 kw
- Fargo – 91.9 KDSU, 100 kw
- Grand Forks – 89.3 KUND, 38 kw
- Grand Forks – 90.7 KFJM, 3 kw
- Jamestown – 91.5 KPRJ, 18.6 kw
- Minot – 88.9 KMPR, 50 kw
- Williston – 88.7 KPPR, 10.5 kw
- Williston – 89.5 KPPW, 5 kw
- Beach – 91.9 K220FI
- Bowman – 91.9 K220FJ
- Crosby – 91.9 K220FF
- Devils Lake – 91.7 K218AV
- Hettinger – 91.9 K220FG
- Plentywood – 91.9 K220FE
- Thief River Falls – 88.3 K202BK
- Tioga – 91.9 K220FH