Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

KTXT:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1957-1996, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Texas Tech University
Title: KTXT Records,
Dates: 1957-1996
Abstract: The collection contains records on the establishment of KTXT-TV and KTXT-FM.
Collection # U 107.2
Quantity: 4 Boxes (3.5 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

On October 16, 1962, KTXT-TV broadcasted its first programs at Texas Tech’s non-commercial television station. An open circuit, noncommercial, educational television station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University, KTXT-TV (Channel 5) is staffed and operated by the Educational Television Department of the Division of Continuing Education. The offices are housed on the southwestern part of campus, near the 817-foot broadcast tower. Its mission is "to serve the public interest, convenience and necessity, and satisfy all federal regulations relating to its staffing, operation, and funding; to support all aspects of the University, with special emphasis given to curricula and cultural contributions; and to make a positive contribution to University-community relations throughout the South Plains". KTXT-TV, also referred to as South Plains Public Television, began digital transmission in the fall of 2002. More information on the station can be found at http://www.ktxt.org/television.htm.

KTXT-FM is a non-commercial, educational radio station operated by Texas Tech University students through the Department of Student Media and is governed by OP 30.01. Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission on April 1, 1961, it is funded by student service fees and the School of Mass Communications.

It’s broadcast capabilities increased in 1976 with the donation of $10,000 to purchase a larger transmitter, thus allowing surrounding counties to receive the broadcasts. In 1999, KTXT 88.1 FM began broadcasting on the internet. The station’s 40th anniversary in March of 2001 was disrupted when lightening damage shorted its ability to broadcast and caused the station to have financial difficulties in purchasing a replacement for its damaged 25 year old transmission line. The President’s Office eventually stepped in and found the funding. 2001 also marked a change in management for KTXT-FM when its longtime advisor, Clive Kinghorn, announced his retirement. The station was then moved under supervision of the Department of Student Publications, a division of Student Affairs.


Scope and Content

This collection concerns the establishment of an educational TV station on the Texas Technological College campus. It includes applications for construction permits and FCC license, proposals to the Education Television Board, correspondence, and historical files on the KTXT-TV and KTXT-FM stations.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for Research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
KTXT-TV (Television station : Lubbock, Tex.) Texas Tech University--Societies, etc.
KTXT (Radio station : Lubbock, Tex.)
Subjects (Places
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
Public television--Texas
Television stations

Related Material

KTXT Radio- Public Parallels Programs #75 and 62 oral history interview [sound recordings]

KTXT Records, 1962-1999


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

KTXT Records, 1957-1996, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
1995-0035-B and 2003-0100-B

Gifts, 1995 and 2003

Processed by

Daniel Monte, November 2006


Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

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1 1 Advisory Board, 1979
2 Advisory Board, 1980
3 Advisory Board, 1981
4 Advisory Board, 1982
5 Advisory Board, 1983
6 Advisory Board, 1984
7 Advisory Board, 1985
8 Advisory Board Laws, 1979
9 Advisory Board List, 1984
10 Amarillo, Texas, 1974
11 Amendment to Application for Construction Permit, 1957
12 Annual Financial Report, 1962-1972
13 Application for Ampex Videotape Recorder and a $10,000 Supply of Videotape Grant, 1963
14 Application for Authority to Construct or Make Changes in Noncommercial Educational TV, FM, or Standard Broadcast Station, 1977
15 Barnett, Glenn (the Office of), 1968-1974
16 Borger, Texas, 1974
17 Building Study, 1972
18 Cavazos, Laura F., 1982-1984
19 Community Service Award, 1973-1975
20 Congressman George Mahon Correspondence, 1969-1973
21 Correspondence, 1966-1969
22 Corporation for Public Broadcasting General Support Grant, 1971
23 Corporation for Public Broadcasting General Support Grant, 1972
24 Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1978-1981
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2 1 Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1970-1977 1970-1977
2 Correspondence, 1975-1976
3 Correspondence, 1975-1982
4 Correspondence, 1977-1983
5 Correspondence to Quentin Proctor, 1971
6 CPB Information, 1976-1977
7 Darling, John R., 1982-1984
8 EBFB, 1972-1973
9 Educational Television Bid Information: McElroy, D. M., 1966
10 Educational Television at Texas Technological College, 1963
11 Equipment Donated, 1962-1968
12 Equipment Test Reports, 1962-1964
13 ETS News, 1967-1971
14 Exhibit E, TV Engineering Data, Modification of BPCT-2183, Change Location and Equipment, 1962
15 Faculty Compensation TV Teaching, 1967-1968
16 Fan Mail, 1970-1976
17 Fan Mail, 1980-1987
18 FCC Application for License Renewal, 1965
19 FCC Application for License Renewal, 1968
20 FCC Application for License Renewal, 1971
21 FCC 3rd Class Radio Telephone License S/Course 1/12-8774-200000, undated
22 Field Equipment Proposal, 1979
23 Ford Foundation, 1968
24 Ford Foundation, 1969
25 General Electric Contracts, 1962-1966
26 Higher Education Act – Title 1, 1969
27 Higher Education Act – Title 1, 1971
28 History, 1952-1962
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3 1 History, 1961-1971
2 History, 1962-1968
3 History, 1962-1971
4 History, 1962-1972
5 History, 1972
6 History, 1977-1978
7 History, 1979-1982
8 Items to be Purchased, 1962-1967
9 Justification for Considering Housing of Educational Television in Existing Museum Building, undated
10 KTXT, 1969-1972
11 KTXT Thru 1975
12 KTXT-TV, 1976-1977
13 Lohnes and Culver, 1962
14 Lubbock, Texas, 1974
15 Lubbock Cable TV, 1975-1980
16 Lubbock Public Schools, 1968-1972
17 Map KCBD-TV, undated
18 Matted Photos, undated
19 Microwave System, 1982-1983
20 Midland and Big Spring, Texas, 1974
21 PBS – Miscellaneous Information, 1980-1983
22 National Policy for Educating TV Channel Assignments, 1964
23 N.E.T. Network Equipment, 1968
24 Notes on Public Service Activities Memo, 1966
25 Odessa, Texas, 1974
26 Office of the President Memorandum, 1966-1972
27 Origin and Development of Educational Television at Texas Technological College, 1968
28 Ownership Report, 1974
29 Ownership Report for Noncommercial Educational TV, FM, or Standard Broadcast Station, 1977
30 Pearce, William M., 1962-1967
31 Pennington, Marshall L., 1962-1968
32 A Proposal to the Coordinating Board Texas College and University System, 1975
22 Proposal to ETS Program Service, 1970
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4 1 Proposed Agenda Educational Television Board, 1964-1966
2 Public Hearings (SPAG), 1979
3 Plainview, Texas, 1974
4 Radio-Television Advisory Committee, 1970
5 RCA Correspondence, 1967-1970
6 Request for Final Payment of Federal Matching Grant, 1973-1977
7 Request for KTXT-TV Sign, 1978
8 Satellite, 1976-1977
9 Satellite, 1976-1978
10 T. E. A., 1962-1968
11 T. E. A., 1962-1972
12 Tech TV Application, 1957
13 Telegrams, 1963-1967
14 Television Committee, 1977-1978
15 Television Correspondence, 1962-1966
16 Texas Ed. Agency and Public School Television, 1968-1972
17 Texas Tech Educational Television Station Symbol Contest, undated
18 Texas Tech Television, 1968
19 The Humble Way (Magazine), 1963
20 The Needs of Education for Television Channel All Locations, 1962
21 The Television Code, 1960
22 Title I, 1974-1975
23 Title I, 1975-1976
24 Tower Dismantling 400, 1963-1987
25 Tower Information, 1971-1985
26 Tower Repainting, 1965
27 TTU School of Medicine, 1971
28 TV Programs, 1979
29 TV Working File, 1964
30 Urban Proposal, 1970
31 Viewers Comments, 1963-1970
32 Vouchers, Invoices, Receipts, 1966-1968
33 Watergate Response Letters, 1973
34 Welch, Mott, and Morgan, 1961-1963
35 Wichita Falls, Texas, 1974