is an educational television station
in Claremore, Oklahoma
, owned and operated by Rogers State University
. It broadcasts locally on UHF
channel 35 as an independent station
. It broadcasts cultural and educational programming 24 hours a day. Over night programming consists of Classic Arts Showcase
The station is also carried on local cable systems, and is available on Cox Cable
Channel 19 in Claremore and Tulsa. It is home to many telecourses and interactive courses, part of RSU's distance learning programs. It also produces in house documentaries, general interest programming and children's shows. It is operated by a paid staff, with assistance from RSU students. The station signed on the air July 1,1987
as KXON-TV. The call letters were later changed to KRSC, which stands for Rogers State College, an earlier name of the university. It is the only full-powered public station licensed to a public university in the state of Oklahoma.
The station originally broadcast with a power of 5000 watts from a 300-foot tower located on the campus of Rogers State. The power was increased to 2.75 million watts in 1991 when the station moved to a new 850-foot tower near Lake Oologah.
In the early days the station carried programming from The Learning Channel. It was the only broadcast television station affiliated with TLC. At the time the cable network was more educational in nature. Network commercials were covered with station PSAs and promos.