KNPB exists to serve the public interest. We recognize that television is among the most powerful and influential educational tools our society holds.
Public television is the only national media institution whose central purpose is to use that tool for the public good, not personal profit. KNPB is the local educational and cultural institution in northern Nevada, which couples the power of media with power of the people in our community to serve the public good.
KNPB, virtual channel, 5, is the PBS–affiliate television station for Western Nevada's Truckee Meadows licensed to Reno. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 15 (virtual channel 5.1 via PSIP) from a transmitter facility shared with KAME-TV on Red Hill between US 395 and SR 445 in Sun Valley. The station can also be seen on Charter channel 5 and in high definition on digital channel 785. Founded on April 19, 1982, the station is owned and operated by Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc, a community licensee.