Work Underway at NET’s KLNE Lexington Transmitter Site

News Release Date: 
September 10, 2020

For Immediate Release

Work Underway at NET’s KLNE Lexington Transmitter Site

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 10, 2020) – For those who watch NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, over-the-air in the Lexington area, work is underway to improve television service with a new transmitter.

The new transmitter will deliver improved service, better coverage and a higher power output. To do this work, there will be a period of time that the site will be operating at reduced power, meaning the coverage area will be reduced and there will be some instances where television service will be interrupted completely for brief periods of time.

Removal of the old and installation of the new system should be completed in a couple of weeks.

Once the work is finished, viewers who watch NET over-the-air with an antenna will not need to rescan their television sets or converter boxes. This will not affect radio or satellite and cable subscribers.

For the most up-to-date information, call the NET Help Desk at 800-698-3426 or email customerservice@netNebraska.org for assistance.

For those unable to receive NET television during this installation period, a library of favorite programs is available at netNebraska.org. Select Live and On Demand from the top right corner of the home page. The free NET Nebraska App can also be downloaded on mobile devices for live and on-demand viewing.

In addition, some current episodes of NET and PBS programs can be viewed online at video.netNebraska.org. NET PBS KIDS can be live streamed at pbskids.org/video or via the PBS KIDS mobile app.

The KLNE television coverage area includes the counties of Custer, Dawson, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Keith, Phelps, Red Willow, Sherman, Webster and Wheeler.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.