KSKC-TV is a public television station owned and operated by Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana. We operate 5 transmitters: All are digital and are on channels 27.1, 27.2 and 27.3. The transmitters are located on Jette (northwest of Polson), Moiese Hill (west of Charlo), Boulder Creek (1000 feet above Finley Point on the east shore of Flathead Lake), on a ridgetop north of Arlee (Rattlesnake Ridge) and our newest, Rattlesnake Butte just north of Hot Springs. We deliver 3 streams (sometimes called subchannels) to our over-the-air viewers. 27.1 is high definition PBS, 27.2 is standard definition PBS and local programs and 27.3 is full time local messages and National Weather Service from Missoula, MT. Cable systems in the area carry our 27.2 stream
KSKC began operation in 1988 with two analog transmitters in St. Ignatius and Ronan. In the early 1990’s a transmitter was added at Jette and the fourth at Arlee was commissioned in 1993.
KSKC receives no operational support from state or federal sources. Individual contributions, underwriting and program production are our sole sources of funding in addition to Salish Kootenai College in-kind services. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes also assist in the continued operation of the station.
The 2 person staff has nearly 65 years in program experience and engineering knowledge and has won numerous awards for programs. For example, the Sacred Salmon series has garnered 4 national and two international awards. Frank Tyro has been with SKC since 1984 and is the general manager and chief engineer. Roy Bigcrane is program director and has worked with the station since its inception in 1987. Roy is an international award-winning director/videographer for The Place of the Falling Waters.
KSKC provides the only local public television in the area. We provide over 3 hours of local programs per week. Our message board provides information about meetings, school and local events that are not available anywhere else. Please e-mail announcements to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 275-4801 attention KSKC.
We ask for your assistance to continue operation of the local public station that serves residents of the Flathead Reservation with free over-the-air broadcast service. Our program schedule includes cultural, local issue, language and music as well as news, documentary and children’s educational programs.
Our monthly program guide is available free at most local grocery stores and a personal copy will be mailed to you for a yearly contribution of $35 or more.
If you are not currently receiving KSKC’s digital signal, please call Frank Tyro at 275-4878 for advice or assistance.
Online donations can be made on the SKC Foundation website. At www.skc.edu, go to the MORE dropdown on the right of the page to SKC FOUNDATION, then DONATE NOW. Please access the dropdown menu under DESIGNATION to make your contribution. Thank you!