KAMU Station News

Earth Month: Deep in the Heart

KAMU-TV is proud to present a visually stunning celebration of Texas, directed and produced by Aggies. “Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story” makes its television broadcast debut on all Texas PBS stations, including KAMU, on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

Director Ben Masters ’11 and Producer Katy Baldock ’17 lead the Fin and Fur Films production team as they explore the native wildlife and natural wonders of Texas in breathtaking detail. The film celebrates what makes the state unique — including its diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife behavior that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

The film receives an encore broadcast on Thursday, April 6 at 3 p.m. and will be available to stream on PBS.org through April 11.

For more information, visit the “Deep in the Heart” website.

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KAMU’s Saturday Night Roundup

There’s no place quite like Texas. Our state is full of iconic landscapes, memorable adventures, outrageous stories, delicious food and 30 million people. About 20 of those proud Texans work at KAMU. As the Brazos Valley’s community station, we’re excited to make Saturdays a Texas affair.

Starting March 25, every Saturday from 5:30-8 p.m. will be dedicated to local and regional programs celebrating the best Texas has to offer — from nature to books to people. Some are changing airtimes to join this celebration while others are returning to the schedule. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect during our Saturday Night Roundups.

5:30 p.m. — Central Texas Gardener
6 p.m. — Daytripper
6:30 p.m. — The Bookmark
7 p.m. — Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp
7:30 p.m. — Texas A&M Today

Central Texas Gardener

Central Texas Gardener

Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

What’s a gardener to do when heat, pests, drought, freezes and bad soil get in the way of a beautiful garden? From Austin PBS, “Central Texas Gardener” kicks off our Texas block at 5:30 p.m. Hosts and experts take gardeners down a fresh and sustainable path with organic techniques, water-wise plants and homegrown food. New and seasoned gardeners will feel enriched to build their gardens artistically or practically to their heart’s content.

Learn more about Central Texas Gardener

Chet Garner - The Daytripper

The Daytripper

Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Chet Garner explores every corner of the Lone Star State, recommending the best eats, treats, landmarks and adventures in each city and region. Chet and his team have explored more than 150 areas of Texas and they hope to inspire you to go on your own Texas-sized adventures. They give special attention to finding obscure dives and hideaways, too. Keep an eye out for six episodes from Brazos Valley cities.

Learn more about The Daytripper

The Bookmark

The Bookmark

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

The best books and publications from Texas A&M University and the state come out of the Texas A&M University Press. Those books get highlighted weekly on “The Bookmark.” University Press Publicity and Advertising Manager Christine Brown hosts each program, reviewing publications and interviewing authors.

Learn more about The Bookmark

Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp

Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp

Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Eleven universities. Eight state agencies. The RELLIS campus and a comprehensive health science center. The Texas A&M University System has thousands of amazing stories to tell. Chancellor John Sharp takes viewers across the state to meet the people making Texas like no other state in the country while providing fresh insight into the strong footprint of the Texas A&M System.

Learn more about Around Texas

Texas A&M Today

Texas A&M Today

Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Night Roundup ends with KAMU’s first foray into dynamic cinematography and creative storytelling. First aired in Fall 2022, all six episodes of Season 1 are re-airing in March and April. Meet glassblowers, woodcarvers, plant breeders, animal caretakers, agriculture experts, meteorologists, spaceflight researchers, book preservationists, science fiction experts, the “Three Brisketeers” and more. It’s a program we’re immensely proud of and we hope you learn a thing or two about the “hidden gems” of our university community.

Learn more about Texas A&M Today

Check out our full TV schedule for more details about each program. And remember, you can stream all of these programs for free at anytime on PBS.org.

Join KAMU in Celebrating Women’s History Month

For more than 40 years, U.S. Presidents and Congress have proclaimed March as Women’s History Month, and we are excited for more opportunities to recognize and remember women who have inspired so many of us.

Four programs featured in KAMU's Women's History Month Programming.

KAMU wants to be the flagship station for these kinds of empowering programs. We’re doing that this month through a variety of programs that shine a light on the perseverance of women as they worked to be treated equally and recognized in society.

Great Performances at The Met: The Hours

Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m.

Great Performances at the Met: The Hours

Five-time Grammy winner and 18-time Grammy nominee Renée Fleming makes her return to the Met in a new opera, “The Hours.” Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts has developed his own adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s novel, “The Hours,” inspired by Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway.” The opera follows three women from different eras who each struggle with inner demons and their roles in society.

Not only is Renée Fleming a remarkable singer and actress, she is a trailblazer for women. Fleming became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Met to solo headline an opening-night gala. Celebrate not only the premiere of “The Hours,” but the foundation Fleming has built.

Learn more about Great Performances at The Met: The Hours

Ruth Stone’s Vast Library of the Female Mind

Saturday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Ruth Stone was on the path to becoming a successful poet when her husband suddenly died by suicide. With three daughters to support, she knew she had to focus on providing for her family rather than chasing her dreams. She traveled the country teaching, but always made sure to return home to her Vermont farmhouse. Through her experience, she was able to build stories and become one of the greatest American poets.

Learn more about Ruth Stone’s Vast Library of the Female Mind

Austin City Limits: The Best of Nanci Griffith

Saturday, March 18 at 10 p.m.

Nanci Griffith on Austin City Limits, Season 10. Photo by Scott Newton.

Enjoy a music-filled night honoring Nanci Griffith with an hour-long special celebrating her legacy on “Austin City Limits.” Griffith performed on the ACL stage eight times between 1984 and 2001. Even after her passing in 2021, she stands as one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters in history. Not only is she a legendary artist, she is an icon to Texans. Born in Seguin, but raised in Austin, she made sure she was going to shine just as big as Texas. She played her first ACL episode with former KAMU student worker and Texas A&M alum Lyle Lovett, who sang backup. Join KAMU in celebrating this Texas country-folk artist and the legacy she left for us.

Learn more about Austin City Limits: Best of Nanci Griffith

Independent Lens: Storming Caesar’s Palace

Monday, March 20 at 9 p.m.

Storming Caesars Palace Graphic

Join KAMU in watching a revolutionary film about a group of low-income mothers who are more than meets the eye. Not only are they remarkable mothers, they became visionary political strategists to fight against poverty. Once Ruby Duncan joins a welfare rights group to fight for guaranteed income, ideas are put into action. Duncan, Mary Wesley and Alversa Beals set fuel to the fire and led many others to fight toward their mission. This group of activists took on the Nevada mob and organized a protest that shut down Caesar’s Palace.

Learn more about Independent Lens: Storming Caesar’s Palace

Independent Lens: Hidden Letters

Monday, March 27 at 9 p.m.

For centuries in China, the once-secret written language of Nüshu was carefully crafted on folded fans and handkerchiefs as hidden letters. These secret letters were used for women to share stories, spread their culture and express their solidarity. Now, two activists are confronting the government to explain how women find comfort in Nüshu. Through this, women are able to rediscover and connect traditional Chinese womanhood to contemporary feminism.

Learn more about Independent Lens: Hidden Letters

Secrets of the Dead: Lady Sapiens

Wednesday, March 29 at 9 p.m.

Discover the history of prehistoric women and piece together untold stories from new scientific investigations. Through advanced science, we are able to uncover so much of the unknown and separate fact from fiction. For over 45,000 years, we have been limited in studying prehistoric women. Now, new revelations defy previous understanding of the power dynamics of ancient society.

Learn more about Secrets of the Dead: Lady Sapiens 

Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize of Popular Song

Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m.

Joni Mitchell Headshot

Joni Mitchell has redefined the role of female musicians. She created a blueprint on how to have a hand in all areas of music: from writing lyrics to producing the sound for a full album. This month, Mitchell will be honored with a tribute concert in Washington, D.C., as a recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. On March 31, the concert premieres on KAMU at 8 p.m. Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, said “Joni blazed a new trail for singer-songwriters, and her influence continues to echo through the music of some of today’s most popular artists. We look forward to sharing this celebration of Joni’s artistry and art with our audiences.” Celebrate the impact her songs have made in American culture with KAMU — you won’t want to miss this!

Learn more about Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize of Popular Song

Happy Birthday, KAMU!

Happy Birthday, KAMU! The Brazos Valley’s premier public media organization turns 53 this month. On Feb. 15, 1970, KAMU-TV debuted on channel 15. In the years since, we’ve moved to channel 12, added two subchannels and added a radio station, 90.9 KAMU-FM. Now, we’re looking forward to serving our community with at least 53 more years of educational, informative and fun programming.

We thought this would be a good time to remind our viewers and listeners of all the services and options we provide for our community. Whether you’ve been a KAMU fan for decades or you’re new to who we are, we’re sure there’s something we offer that you’ve never checked out.

  1. Watch KAMU-TV (PBS) — even without a television
  2. KAMU Passport — a simple donation for a variety of programs
  3. Create TV — activate your creative side
  4. Listen to 90.9 KAMU-FM — with or without a radio
  5. Enjoy classical music — 24/7
  6. Unlimited access to PBS KIDS — anytime, anywhere
  7. KAMU Kids Corner — where all ages come to have fun
  8. University engagement — for students and the community

PBS Logo

Watch KAMU-TV (PBS) — even without a television

Did you know you don’t have to be in front of a TV to watch KAMU? Our 24/7 lineup of nature, science, public affairs, drama and history programs can be watched in several ways. Plus, what other channel can you watch without commercials interrupting your favorite show?

  • Watch KAMU on traditional TV. You can find us on channel 12.1 with an antenna or on different channel numbers depending on your provider.
  • Watch our livestream on PBS.org. Every minute of our programming can be livestreamed by anyone in the Brazos Valley with a web browser.
  • Want to watch on your phone, tablet or smart TV platform? Download the PBS app and find our livestream. The app is available for iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
  • Speaking of the PBS app, it’s not just for livestreaming. Watch 4,000+ PBS and KAMU programs for free, including “MASTERPIECE,” Ken Burns documentaries, “NOVA,” “NATURE,” “FRONTLINE,” “Texas A&M Today” and “The Bookmark.” Create a PBS account to keep track of your favorite shows and episodes.
  • If you choose to pay for YouTube TV, you can find us there too. Watch our livestream or view hundreds of hours of on-demand programming.
  • Watch our local programming. Read below for more details on our lineup of community-centered programming.

KAMU Passport — a simple donation for a variety of programs

Join one of the most affordable streaming services by supporting KAMU. By donating $5 a month or $60 a year, you can gain access to over 1,500 select PBS shows. Binge-watch new seasons of popular shows before everyone else or rewatch some of your favorites — from thrilling mysteries to insightful documentaries. Whether you’re on the go or staying in, you can stream KAMU Passport anywhere, at any time, on any device. For more details on how you can create an account, visit our KAMU Passport page.

DIY project with family

Create TV — activate your creative side

Tap into your creative side with KAMU’s Create TV. Tune in to channel 12.2 and learn tips for anything from cooking to travel. Create TV is the perfect hub for “how-to” programs and viewers passionate about DIY projects. Follow along with recipes and projects and get better at your at-home projects. For more information, check out our Create TV schedule

Listen to 90.9 KAMU-FM — with or without a radio

Your commute to work isn’t the only way to listen to the great programming we offer on KAMU-FM. Plus, we’ve increased the variety of programs you’ll hear. Check out our weekly schedule for more details.

  • Listen in your car or on a home radio. We’re easy to find. Tune to 90.9 FM and enjoy.
  • Listen to our livestream. All you need is a computer, phone or tablet. Use your favorite web browser to find our Listen Live page. If you have a slower internet connection, use this link instead.
  • Download the TuneIn app. If you’d rather use an app than a web browser to listen, TuneIn is perfect for your needs. It works on dozens of different devices, including phones, tablets and smart watches.
  • Listen on a smart speaker. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are happy to find KAMU-FM for you. Say, “Hey, Google, play KAMU on TuneIn,” or “Alexa, play KAMU on TuneIn.”
  • Enjoy our local programming. Like art? Listen to “The Heart of Art.” Enjoy oldies music? Catch “Easy Sounds of the ’50s and ’60s” with Dave South. And if you’re trying to grow the best garden, listen to horticulture expert Skip Richter on “Garden Success.” Each one of these shows can be enjoyed live, and past episodes of “The Heart of Art” and “Garden Success” can be listened to on demand. Hint: you can also catch “Garden Success” on your favorite podcast platform.


Enjoy classical music — 24/7

We’re home to the Brazos Valley’s only classical music station, and it’s available 24/7. We’ve shared simple instructions — both written and visual — to help you find KAMU-Classical/HD-2.

  • Listen in your car. Many vehicles can receive HD Radio stations. If yours doesn’t, there are plenty of other ways to listen.
  • Listen on a portable HD Radio. There are a variety of HD Radio options you can purchase for your home.
  • Listen to our livestream. All you need is a computer, phone or tablet. Use your favorite web browser to find our Listen Live page, and scroll down to KAMU-Classical/HD-2. If you have a slower internet connection, use this link instead.
  • Download the TuneIn app. If you’d rather use an app than a web browser to listen, TuneIn is perfect for your needs. It works on dozens of different devices, including phones, tablets and smart watches.
  • Listen on a smart speaker. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are happy to find KAMU-Classical/HD-2 for you. Say, “Hey, Google, play KAMU-Classical on TuneIn,” or “Alexa, play KAMU-HD-2 on TuneIn.”

Unlimited access to PBS KIDS — anytime, anywhere

PBS KIDS is one of the most beloved and trusted kids’ channels. From iconic shows like “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and “Sesame Street” to new favorites like “Daniel Tiger” and “Wild Kratts,” there are a variety of ways to watch. 

  • Turn to channel 12.3 or Optimum 18. KAMU’s PBS KIDS channel, 12.3, airs your child’s favorite shows 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Check out the schedule today.
  • Tune in online or via a mobile device. PBS KIDS programs are available 24/7 on the PBS KIDS website. You can livestream what we’re airing on TV, or find your favorite programs and watch episodes and clips whenever you’d like.
  • Download the PBS KIDS Video app. A family-friendly app full of PBS KIDS programming is waiting for you on the App Store or Google Play store. Watch full episodes and clips anytime.

Family Laughing Together

KAMU Kids Corner — where all ages come to have fun

  • Color with KAMU coloring pages. KAMU has a wide selection of coloring pages from PBS KIDS shows to KAMU original designs. Find your child’s favorite and print it today.
  • Have fun with PBS KIDS Games. PBS KIDS offers games that create a fun and safe environment for children to explore and play online, with over 250 educational games from their favorite PBS KIDS shows. Play along with characters like Daniel Tiger, Elmo, Arthur and more. Use this link to start the fun!
  • Explore PBS LearningMedia. Through KAMU, you have access to free K-12 educational resources for students and educators. This information is specifically designed to help enhance the classroom and support effective learning and teaching practices. PBS provides accessible and trusted resources that represent diverse perspectives and communities, including underrepresented student populations.
  • Expand knowledge with PBS KIDS for Parents. Bring PBS KIDS to your home through learning, cooking, experimenting, crafting and more. PBS KIDS offers a website for parents and guardians that is full of fun ways you can bring your family and loved ones together. Hang out with your children’s favorite characters off-screen — all in the comfort of your home.

University engagement — for students and the community

Serving Texas A&M and the Brazos Valley community is at the heart of our mission, both through livestreams of important A&M events and locally produced programs.

  • Texas A&M Commencement. Three times a year, KAMU records and streams commencement ceremonies for thousands of people around the world.
  • Aggie Muster: the most solemn event in Aggieland. Each April, KAMU records and streams the campus Muster ceremony for viewing by Aggies everywhere.
  • Midnight Yell, live from Kyle Field. The night before each home football game, Aggies pack Kyle Field for a nearly 100-year-old tradition: practicing yells.
  • “Texas A&M Today,” KAMU’s first foray into dynamic cinematography and creative storytelling. Season 1 saw six episodes featuring 35 stories about some of the best and brightest in Aggieland.
  • “The Bookmark,” featuring publications from the Texas A&M University Press. Host Christine Brown reviews each publication and interviews its author(s).
  • “Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp.” Chancellor Sharp travels the state, meeting people who make Texas one-of-a-kind.

Be on the lookout for giveaways on our social media and live radio. Occasionally, we partner with community businesses and give our viewers and listeners a chance to win FREE tickets. Follow us on social media and listen along for your chance to win!

Afternoons on KAMU: A New Approach

With the news that PBS KIDS programming is ending one hour earlier on weekdays starting Feb. 6, afternoons on KAMU are about to get more diverse. The newly expanded 1-5 p.m. timeslot promises more options and opportunities for learning new things, tracking mysteries, enjoying culture and celebrating Texas.

The first hour of every weekday afternoon will be dedicated to different cooking and travel programs — but then the real fun begins, with each afternoon following a different theme.

The changes begin Feb. 6. Check our TV schedule for showtimes and more details on all of our afternoon programs.

Midsomer Murders

Mondays: Drama

1 p.m. cooking program: “Sara’s Weeknight Meals”
1:30 p.m. travel program: “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”

Classic drama programs cover most of KAMU’s Monday afternoons. Longtime mid-day favorite “Midsomer Murders” continues to air. You never know what you’ll get in this deliciously sinister mystery series. Also, catch “Death in Paradise,” as a detective is transferred from London to the Caribbean and is immediately greeted with complex cases. Later in the month, watch drama-documentary “Secrets of the Six Wives,” which explores the key events in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives.

Masterpiece All Creatures Great & Small - Welcome Home

Tuesdays: Heartwarming

1 p.m. cooking program: “Pati’s Mexican Table”
1:30 p.m. travel program: “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope”

Tuesdays are home to feel-good programs exploring our world and culture. At 2 p.m., catch episodes of America’s favorite treasure hunt: “Antiques Roadshow.” For the first few weeks of February, re-airings of the new episodes of period drama “All Creatures Great and Small” are also included. “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love” explores the emotional heart of travel at 4 p.m. And at 4:30 p.m., learn about books published at Texas A&M in the KAMU original production “The Bookmark,” which is new to this timeslot. Later in the month, “Secrets of Henry VIII’s Palace” gives a historical and romanticized view of Hampton Court.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Wednesdays: History

1 p.m. cooking program: “Lidia’s Kitchen”
1:30 p.m. travel program: “Rick Steves’ Europe”

If history is your favorite genre, watch KAMU on Wednesdays. Genealogy program “Finding Your Roots” starts the afternoon. Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the ancestries of celebrities like Julia Roberts, Claire Danes, Danny Trejo and Jeff Daniels. As February is Black History Month, many of the initial Wednesday afternoon history programs explore the lives and legacies of influential Black Americans. Watch profiles and documentaries about Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Sammy Davis Jr. and Fanny Lou Hamer.


Thursdays: Nature

1 p.m. cooking program: “America’s Test Kitchen”
1:30 p.m. travel program: “The Daytripper”

Some of PBS’ finest nature and wildlife programs will fill out Thursday afternoons on KAMU. Re-airings of the new miniseries “Dogs in the Wild” air at 2 p.m. in February. The ambitious series travels the globe, tracking the 37 different species of canids, from the recognizable to the lesser-known. Other programs to watch out for in February include the PBS-favorite “NATURE” and “First Peoples” — a documentary about how humans got to every continent on Earth.


Fridays: Science

1 p.m. cooking program: “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television”
1:30 p.m. travel program: “Texas Parks and Wildlife”

The new schedule wraps up on Fridays with afternoons full of science shows. Longtime PBS show “NOVA” — which just began its 50th season — kicks things off at 2 p.m. In February, expect episodes about star chasers, the Amazon and the James Webb Space Telescope. Also, look out for “Ancient Skies,” as experts decode astronomical myths and uncover the science behind their origin. Finally, part detective story, part true-life drama, “Secrets of the Dead” unearths evidence from around the world to shed new light on historical mysteries.

We hope you enjoy our new approach to afternoon programming. Check our TV schedule for exact showtimes and more details about each show. And if nothing catches your eye, but you still want to watch PBS programming, join KAMU Passport for just $5 a month or $60 a year. You’ll gain access to thousands of educational, dramatic, heartfelt and bold programs from across the country and around the world.

A New Schedule for PBS Kids

FEBRUARY 2023 UPDATE: The PBS KIDS schedule is changing again, thanks to the debut of an awesome new show, “Work It Out Wombats!” That means changes are coming to the daily children’s programming we offer on our main channel (antenna 12.1, DirecTV 15, Dish 12, Optimum 4 or livestreaming on PBS.org or the PBS app on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast).

This last happened in October, but there weren’t a lot of changes. That’s not the case this time. The biggest change is a two-hour reduction in children’s programs every weekday. Previously, KAMU played fun, educational children’s programs from 5 a.m.-2 p.m. Starting Monday, Feb. 6, that changes to 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

However, that’s where our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel comes in – and it’s not going anywhere! If your kids have always loved watching KAMU children’s programming, simply flip over to PBS KIDS, where they’ll find their favorites airing around the clock (the 24/7 channel is available over-the-air on channel 12.3 or on Optimum 18. A 24/7 livestream is also available on PBSKIDS.org or the PBS KIDS Video app on iOS, Android, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, VIZIO SmartCast TV and Chromecast).

Plus, there are additional high-quality PBS KIDS programs available for streaming only through the free PBS KIDS app. Check out our list of additional resources at the end of this article for more details.

Parents: here’s a summary of the changes to expect:

  1. “Work It Out Wombats!”
  2. KAMU Schedule Changes (12.1)
    1. Weekday Changes
    2. Weekend Changes
  3. PBS KIDS Schedule Changes (12.3)
    1. Weekday Changes
    2. Weekend Changes
  4. Additional Resources

Work It Out Wombats!

New PBS KIDS show premieres on Feb. 6

Follow a playful trio of marsupial siblings in the new animated preschool series “Work It Out Wombats!” Malik, Zadie and Zeke live in a treehouse apartment complex called the Treeborhood. Each episode includes two, 11-minute stories about the wombats as they discover exciting new challenges that put their creativity and problem-solving skills to the test.

“Work It Out Wombats!” joins the KAMU lineup at 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends. It also joins the PBS KIDS lineup at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on weekends.

KAMU Schedule Changes (12.1)

Weekday Changes

the KAMU Weekday Kids Schedule showing the changes written below.

  • “Molly of Denali” remains at 6 a.m., but now kicks off the morning of kids programming.
  • “Alma’s Way” moves from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • “Wild Kratts” will now start at 7 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m.
  • The next three shows will now start 30 minutes earlier than before:
    • “Curious George” moves to 7:30 a.m.
    • “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” moves to 8 a.m.
    • “Rosie’s Rules” moves to 8:30 a.m.
  • Classic favorite “Sesame Street” moves up an hour to start at 9 a.m.
  • As mentioned, “Work It Out Wombats!” makes its debut at 9:30 a.m.
  • “Donkey Hodie” moves back 30 minutes and now airs at 10:00 a.m.
  • “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” is one of only two programs that don’t change, staying in its 10:30 a.m. timeslot.
  • “Elinor Wonders Why” will now air at 11 a.m. instead of 11:30 a.m.
  • “Nature Cat” returns to the schedule with a daily airing at 11:30 a.m.
  • In the noon hour, your kids can now enjoy “Hero Elementary” and “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum.”
  • At 1 p.m., flip to PBS KIDS (12.3 or Optimum 18) to keep the children’s programs coming.

Two programs leave the KAMU weekday schedule. “Arthur” will now air on weekends and “Dinosaur Train” will air on Sundays. However, both programs will continue to air daily on our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and streaming on-demand.

Weekend Changes

There are not as many changes on weekends. Several shows are staying in their current timeslots.

the KAMU Weekend Kids Schedule showing the changes written below.

  • “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” continues airing at 5 a.m., now the only time the classic show airs on KAMU.
  • “Arthur” remains in its timeslot at 5:30 a.m.
  • “Molly of Denali” also remains, still airing at 6 a.m.
  • The changes begin at 6:30 a.m. as “Alma’s Way” moves up an hour.
  • “Wild Kratts” goes back half an hour to 7 a.m.
  • “Curious George” moves up half an hour to 7:30 a.m.
  • As mentioned, “Work It Out Wombats!” plays at 8 a.m.
  • “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” is another show that doesn’t move, staying at 8:30 a.m.
  • “Sesame Street” will now play at 9 a.m.
  • “Rosie’s Rules” moves back to 9:30 a.m.
  • “Donkey Hodie” moves for the second time, now airing at 10 a.m.
  • “Pinkalicious & Peteriffic” remains at 10:30 a.m., which wraps up the Saturday kids schedule.
  • The fun continues for one more hour on Sundays, with “Dinosaur Train” at 11 a.m. and “Cyberchase” at 11:30 a.m.

“Hero Elementary” is the only program leaving our KAMU weekend schedule, although it airs on weekdays at noon and on our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel.

PBS Kids Schedule Changes (12.3)

Our 24/7 PBS KIDS channel is adjusting, too. Instead of airing one episode from every series each day, most series will now have two episodes played back-to-back. Plus, we’re taking ages into account with toddler and Pre-K focused content from 6 a.m.-noon, and an after-school focus for older kids from 2-5 p.m.

Weekday Changes

There’s a lot to look at here. First, here’s what’s different on weekdays:

the KAMU Weekend Kids Schedule showing the changes written below.

  • “Clifford the Big Red Dog” now kicks off the day at 5 a.m.
  • “Elinor Wonders Why” airs next at 5:30 a.m.
  • “Dinosaur Train” airs at 6 a.m.
  • Here’s where the back-to-back plays begin. “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” plays at 6:30 and 7 a.m.
  • “Sesame Street” airs at 7:30 and 8 a.m.
  • New episodes of the two newest PBS KIDS series air at 8:30 and 9 a.m., starting with “Work It Out Wombats!” followed by “Rosie’s Rules.”
  • The back-to-back plays continue for the rest of the morning, starting with “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” at 9:30 and 10 a.m.
  • “Curious George” is next at 10:30 and 11 a.m.
  • “Donkey Hodie” wraps up the first half of the day with airings at 11:30 a.m. and noon.
  • The afternoon begins with a second hour of the newest shows, with “Work It Out Wombats!” going first at 12:30 p.m. and “Rosie’s Rules” following it at 1 p.m.
  • Back-to-back airings of “Alma’s Way” come your way at 1:30 and 2 p.m.
  • “Nature Cat” comes next at 2:30 and 3 p.m.
  • “Arthur” airs at 3:30 and 4 p.m.
  • One episode of “Odd Squad” airs at 4:30 p.m.
  • The daytime schedule ends at 5 and 5:30 p.m. with episodes of “Wild Kratts.”
  • That leads into the PBS KIDS evening schedule, which includes “Molly of Denali,” “Hero Elementary,” “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” “Let’s Go Luna!” and the only PBS KIDS airing of “Cyberchase.”

“The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!,” “Peg + Cat” and “Super WHY!” are no longer on the PBS KIDS weekday schedule, but all will air on weekends.

Weekend Changes

There’s more variety on the weekends, with only a few series seeing back-to-back airings.

the PBS Kids Weekend Schedule showing the changes written below.

  • “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” moves from the 5 a.m. weekday slot to the 5 a.m. weekend slot.
  • “Sid the Science Kid” and “Super WHY!” remain at 5:30 and 6 a.m.
  • “Peg + Cat” moves to weekends and airs at 6:30 a.m.
  • Catch “Pinkalicious & Peterrific” at 7 a.m.
  • “Alma’s Way” moves to 7:30 a.m.
  • The 8 a.m. show will continue to be “Sesame Street.”
  • New show “Work It Out Wombats!” slots in at 8:30 a.m.
  • “Rosie’s Rules” follows at 9 a.m.
  • The 9:30 and 10 a.m. show is the same on weekends as it is during the week: back-to-back episodes of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”
  • 10:30 and 11 a.m. see second airings of “Work It Out Wombats!” and “Rosie’s Rules.”
  • The 11:30 a.m. and noon show is another repeat of the weekday schedule: back-to-back episodes of “Donkey Hodie.”
  • “Curious George” takes the 12:30 p.m. timeslot.
  • “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” moves to 1 p.m.
  • “Hero Elementary” doesn’t play on weekends on KAMU, but will on PBS KIDS at 1:30 p.m.
  • “Nature Cat” returns to the weekend schedule at 2 p.m.
  • “Arthur” keeps its mid-afternoon airing at 2:30 p.m.
  • “Molly of Denali” goes from two airings to just one at 3 p.m.
  • “Odd Squad” and “Wild Kratts” move back 30 minutes to 3:30 and 4 p.m.
  • “Let’s Go Luna” plays at 4:30 p.m.
  • “Ready Jet Go!” ends the afternoon at 5 p.m.

These programs will no longer air on PBS KIDS on weekends:

  • “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” will no longer air on PBS KIDS, now airing once at 5 a.m. on weekends on KAMU.
  • “Elinor Wonders Why,” “Dinosaur Train” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” move from weekends to early mornings on weekdays.
  • “Cyberchase” now airs just twice: weekdays on PBS KIDS at 7 p.m. and Sundays on KAMU at 11:30 a.m.

Additional Resources

When these schedules last changed in October 2022, four programs were moved to on-demand streaming only.

  • “WordWorld”
  • “Splash and Bubbles”
  • “Martha Speaks”
  • “WordGirl”

No new programs join this list. However, many series will be airing fewer episodes than before.

If your kids are missing episodes of their favorite shows, pull up the PBS KIDS website on your computer, phone or tablet, or the PBS KIDS Video app on your iOS or Android devices or Kindle tablet. Your kids can watch episodes of their favorite shows on-demand. Plus, the PBS KIDS Video app even allows several shows to be downloaded for your convenience.

KAMU appreciates the loyal support and loves bringing fun, educational programming to children of all ages. This schedule update will remain available to view whenever you have questions. You can also visit our PBS KIDS schedule page if you’re looking for a specific program or a single day’s schedule.

Additionally, our Diverse Language and Learning page has lots of fun coloring pages you can print out for your kids. Plus, the PBS KIDS website has fun games for all ages. And parents, there’s a website for you, too, full of PBS KIDS resources to help your children grow, learn and thrive.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Mister Rogers

Celebrate Black History Month with KAMU

Black History Month focuses on celebrating the rich culture and history of African Americans. This month provides individuals a chance to reflect on the past and consider the present and future of our country’s diversity. It’s KAMU’s goal to provide rich content throughout February to honor Black History Month.

Block Party graphic of shows to watch during Black History Month, as described below.

PBS is celebrating Black History Month by throwing a Block Party full of programs celebrating Black excellence. Most will air on KAMU in February (check our TV schedule for more details) and all will be available for streaming on KAMU Passport. Read on to learn more about a few of the Block Party programs airing this month.

Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World

Four-part series airs at 8 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 14 and at 8 and 9 p.m. on Feb. 21.

Chuck D from Fight the Power on PBS

Follow the evolution of hip-hop over the last 50 years. Chuck D from Public Enemy goes back in time and guides viewers through how hip-hop was created and shaped. Personal testimonies from the MCs, DJs, graffiti artists, filmmakers, politicians and activists who laid the genre’s foundation are a key part of the documentary. It also features interviews with A-list talent such as will.i.am, Ice-T, Roxanne Shante and many more.

Learn more about Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World

Making Black America: Through the Grapevine

Four-part series airs Feb. 3 and 10 at 8 and 9 p.m.

Five panelists from the TV program Making Black America sit around a table and smile at the camera.

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes viewers inside the world of African American life. Along with the help of noted scholars, politicians, cultural leaders and old friends, Professor Gates defines Blackness and explains how each step — no matter how small — transformed America itself. Join us on the first two Fridays of the month as we understand the world behind the color line and what it looks like today.

Learn more about Making Black America: Through the Grapevine

NOVA: Stars of Senegal

Premieres Wednesday, Feb 8 at 8 p.m.

A star chaser looks through a telescope, as featured on NOVA on PBS.

“NOVA” joins in on the Black History Month Block Party with a new documentary this February. A spacecraft named Lucy, launched in 2021, is on its way toward a group of asteroids over 400 million miles from Earth, which are thought to hold vital information about the origins of our solar system. “Stars of Senegal” shares the story of a team of scientists in Senegal, West Africa helping to guide NASA toward a successful mission.

Learn more about NOVA: Stars of Senegal

American Masters: Charley Pride

Monday, Feb. 13 at 9 p.m.

Charley Pride playing guitar on American Masters: Charley Pride.

A look into the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride. Raised in segregated Mississippi, Pride was influenced by blues, gospel and country. Produced before his death, Pride shares how those genres helped him persevere through his journey from professional baseball, the military and years of hard labor to Nashville and eventually the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Learn more about American Masters: Charley Pride

Finding Your Roots: And Still I Rise

Premieres Tuesday, Feb 21 at 7 p.m.

A woman bows her head in the darkness in a still image from Finding Your Roots: And Still I Rise

In the eighth episode of the new season of “Finding Your Roots,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of activist Angela Y. Davis and statesman Jeh Johnson. By using DNA and long-lost records, Gates and his team give his guests and viewers a look into the past. During Black History Month, these stories redefine notions of the Black experience — and challenge preconceptions of America’s past.

Learn more about Finding Your Roots

Start the New Year Right with KAMU

Say hello to 2023! As the calendar flips, it’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions. This year, the team at KAMU wants to help. We’ve scoured our TV and FM schedules to find the best informational and educational programs to help you achieve your goals. From cooking to crafting to learning about your community, there’s something for everyone in the new year.

  1. Make New Friends
  2. Binge a New Show
  3. Learn About Your Community
  4. Explore Texas
  5. Keep Up With Current Events
  6. Travel and Explore the World
  7. Widen Your Perspective
  8. Improve Your Cooking Skills
  9. Learn How to Make Things
  10. Discover New Music

Make New Friends or Reunite with Old Ones

Daniel Tiger season 6

PBS KIDS carries some of the most trusted children’s programs of all time. From “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to “Alma’s Way,” PBS KIDS reaches the hearts of many different people and generations. This new year, introduce the young ones in your life to the PBS KIDS world — and you might see a few familiar faces along the way! KAMU offers 24/7 PBS KIDS programming for free on channel 12.3 and on Optimum channel 18. KAMU also airs children’s programming on our main channel each day from 5-11:30 a.m. For more information, please visit our PBS KIDS webpage.

Binge a New Show

Vienna Blood Season

This month, KAMU-TV brings back some favorite shows for brand new seasons. Starting Jan. 8, enjoy cozy Sunday nights with “Miss Scarlet and The Duke” at 7 p.m., “All Creatures Great and Small” at 8 p.m. and a dramatic end to the night with “Vienna Blood” at 9 p.m. If you’d like to binge previous seasons of these hit shows, KAMU Passport is the place to go. For only $5 a month, you can binge-watch your favorite KAMU and PBS shows anytime and anywhere. Plus, explore the KAMU TV Schedule to discover more shows to binge in 2023.

Learn About Your Community

Texas A&M Today logo over a farm field

Getting involved in our Brazos Valley community and learning about the wonderful things happening in the area is always a good resolution. There’s no better option than KAMU’s new, original program “Texas A&M Today.” Highlighting the best and brightest of Texas A&M, the series showcases the incredible work of the university’s students, faculty and staff. All six episodes of Season 1 are now available to stream on PBS.org or KAMU’s YouTube channel — and watch for episodes to be re-broadcast on KAMU-TV this spring.

Also on KAMU-TV is “The Bookmark.” The Texas A&M University Press publishes numerous books authored by local experts. Host Christine Brown brings the best books to the KAMU studio to provide reviews and interview authors. New episodes air Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. with re-airings on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. Past seasons are also available to stream if you’re a KAMU Passport member.

On KAMU-FM, Hector Niño brings the Brazos Valley’s best artists to your radio with “The Heart of Art.” He learns how each one approaches their craft and uncovers the passion they have for art and their community. New episodes air Saturdays at 2 p.m. and past episodes can be listened to on the show’s webpage.

Explore Texas

Texas Standard Logo

Find your next Texas vacation spot or stay up to date on what’s happening in our state. On FM, “Texas Standard” compiles important news from across the state and brings it to your radio every weekday at 10 a.m. And Sundays at 2:30 p.m., dig a little deeper into the hidden issues our state faces by listening to “Texas Matters.”

On TV, “The Daytripper” airs Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m. Host Chet Garner travels the Lone Star State, looking for the best food, fun and experiences in every major town. Meet the people who make Texas one-of-a-kind with a tour across the Texas A&M System on “Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp,” Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. See the diversity of wildlife and scenic locations on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. on “Texas Parks and Wildlife.”

Keep Up With Current Events

All Things Considered

PBS and NPR’s daily and recurring news programs focus on fact-based, politically neutral reporting from America and around the world. If your resolution is to keep up with current events, the best places to start include “PBS NewsHour” (weeknights at 6 p.m. on KAMU-TV), “Morning Edition” (weekdays from 6-9 a.m. on KAMU-FM) and “All Things Considered” (weekdays from 3-5:30 p.m. on KAMU-FM) — but there are several other options.

  • If you’d like more world news, watch the U.K.’s “BBC World News America” on weekdays at 5 p.m. or Germany’s “DW News” at 5:30 p.m. every weekday except Tuesday.
  • If in-depth, public affairs conversations are more your thing, try “Amanpour and Company,” airing most weeknights at 10 or 10:30 p.m., or “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover,” airing Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Award-winning investigative, documentary journalism can be found on PBS’s “FRONTLINE,” which airs most Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
  • Finally, if political news is your go-to, watch “Washington Week” on Fridays at 7 p.m.

Travel and Explore the World


Want to learn more about the right way to travel, or want to see the world while not leaving your couch? KAMU has a terrific travel lineup for the explorer in you. On weekdays at 2 p.m., travel with Rick Steves in “Rick Steves’ Europe.” Experience culture and find little-known spots with “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love” every Monday at 2:30 p.m. Join KAMU in watching the premiere of Season 6 on Jan. 4.

Explore the world with “NATURE” every Wednesday at 7 p.m. This month, discover the wonders of the Alps, the mysteries of the oceans and much more. Become mesmerized by the captivating footage and revel in the facts and stories presented by the award-winning team of videographers and researchers. Bring the beauty of the world to your home this new year.

Widen Your Perspective

Terry Crews on Finding Your Roots - PBS/KAMU

Unearth new thoughts and allow yourself to be open-minded to new ideas this year. Whether through radio or TV, KAMU can help you widen your perspective. Tune in to “The World” on weekdays at 2 p.m. on KAMU-FM to uncover the world’s most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is.

On the TV side, there’s “Independent Lens” or “POV” every Monday at 9 p.m. (see TV Schedule for program time change for “Independent Lens” on Jan. 23). Both programs are excellent documentaries that are often applauded for their topical diversity. On Tuesdays, be sure to not miss “Finding Your Roots” at 7 p.m. and “American Experience” at 8 p.m. Each offers unique insight into history and provides glimpses of the past unlike any seen before. If you missed the premiere of Ken Burns’ three-part series “The U.S. and the Holocaust” in the fall, you have a chance to watch it for the first time in January — and for those who have already seen it, we welcome you to rewatch it. The series airs Friday nights at 8 p.m., starting Jan. 6.

Improve Your Cooking Skills

Milk Street Television

If your resolution is to learn how to cook or improve your skills, afternoons on KAMU-TV are a great place to start. On weekdays, our 3 p.m. hour is dedicated to public television’s best chefs. On Mondays, catch “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” and “Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs.” Tuesdays bring “Pati’s Mexican Table” and “Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Celebrations” to your screen. “Field Trip with Curtis Stone” and “100 Days, Drinks, Dishes & Destinations” cover that hour on Wednesdays. Hearty dishes from “Lidia’s Kitchen” and “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television” are ready to be learned on Thursdays. And Julia Child makes her second appearance of the week on Fridays on “Baking with Julia,” followed by new show “Dream of Italy.” 

The afternoon cooking fun extends to weekends, too. Six shows air back-to-back from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays, including “Milk Street Television,” “Lidia’s Kitchen,” and “Baking With Julia.” And on Sundays, the noon hour features “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country.”

Learn How to Make Things

Planet Money and How I Built This

Whether your resolution is to do more crafting, take care of home improvement projects or build a business, KAMU has plenty of helpful programs — especially on weekends.

  • Learn how to sew on Saturday mornings by watching “It’s Sew Easy” at 11 a.m. and “Quilting Arts” at 11:30 a.m.
  • For woodworking tips, project plans and inspiration, watch “The Woodsmith Shop” on Saturdays at noon.
  • “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House” provide plenty of DIY and home improvement tips, Saturdays at 12:30 and 1 p.m.
  • “Central Texas Gardener” will help you improve your garden, Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
  • Local gardening tips abound on KAMU-FM’s call-in show “Garden Success with Skip Richter.” Skip is a Texas A&M AgriLife horticulture expert and he takes your questions on Thursdays at noon.
  • Listen to “Planet Money” on Sundays at 11 a.m. on KAMU-FM to learn about economic issues facing businesses and individuals.
  • Also on radio, listen to interviews with leading entrepreneurs on “How I Built This” to learn how to build your own business. It airs Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

Additionally, if you watch KAMU-TV with an antenna, tune in to CreateTV — our 24/7 crafting, woodworking, cooking, painting and DIY subchannel — on channel 12.2.

Discover New Music

Austin City Limits

Learn about new artists, find your next favorite song or discover a new album or genre on KAMU. Start by going back in time with Dave South during his program “Easy Sounds of the ’50s and ’60s” (every Saturday at 5 p.m. and every Sunday at noon on KAMU-FM), have smart and engaging conversations about music criticism on “Sound Opinions” (every Sunday at 1 p.m. on KAMU-FM) and enjoy live performances from some of the world’s favorite bands and artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Chris Stapleton and Bonnie Raitt on “Austin City Limits” (every Saturday at 10 p.m. on KAMU-TV, with new episodes beginning Jan. 7).

The music doesn’t stop there. KAMU-FM offers music from 7-11 p.m. every day. And after ACL on Saturday nights, KAMU-TV showcases intimate performances from singer-songwriters around the country with “Sound on Tap” at 11 p.m. and “Songs at the Center” at 11:30 p.m. Fill your days and nights with an array of different music!

Let us know how your New Year’s resolutions go! If a KAMU program helps you achieve your goal, tag us on social media. We can be found @KAMUTVFM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Christmas in Aggieland

Are you a student staying in Aggieland for the holidays? Or are you a resident unsure of what festive things to do this holiday season? KAMU is here to help! Here’s a list of fun and festive activities to enjoy during the most wonderful time of the year.

Stroll Through Winter Wonderlands

a young boy talks to Santa

If you are in the Bryan/College Station area, there are three must-see winter celebrations: Santa’s Wonderland, Stephen C. Beachy Central Park and Downtown Bryan.

One of the biggest winter wonderlands in the nation is right in our backyard. Santa’s Wonderland is the ultimate Christmas experience, from a beautiful Christmas light hayride through the park to a snow-filled playground. Enjoy the fun and magical attractions and visit Santa and his friends. It’s a great place to make memories with your loved ones. Visit their website for more information.

If you are looking for a more relaxed (and free) holiday event, visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park in College Station. During the holidays, the park is covered in beautiful lights that you can drive or walk through. One of the community’s favorites is the large Christmas tree, covered in stunning, twinkling lights. Fun fact: the tree stands 90 feet tall and has 14,400 light bulbs. Christmas in the Park will be open to the public until Jan. 1. Check out the City of College Station’s website for more details.

Do you want to experience a classic Christmas by walking through a beautifully lit historic downtown? If so, travel to Downtown Bryan! Stroll down the quaint streets, shopping and eating at some of the local spots along the way. It’s perfect for a family outing, date night or night out with friends. For more information, check out their website.

Explore the Neighborhoods of Aggieland

a house covered in decorative christmas lights

Grab a cup of hot chocolate or eggnog and drive through some of the best-decorated neighborhoods in the Brazos Valley. Best Lights of the Brazos puts together a list of lighted areas, which also includes communities outside of Aggieland.

Best Lights of the Brazos

Jump Into the Holiday Season in Bryan/College Station

College Station and Bryan have each created lists of local events and experiences being offered during the holiday season. Find the perfect one for you and your loved ones through their websites.

Christmas in College Station 

Experience Christmas in Bryan

KAMU wishes you and yours a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! 

Christmas on KAMU

Happy holidays from KAMU! We hope your month is filled with family, friends, food and our great lineup of Christmas programming. There’s a little something for everyone, including spectacular music, tasty holiday meals, popular dramas, enchanting travel and even special programs for the little ones in your life.

Christmas Programming as listed below

LocalMusic & PerformanceFoodDrama • History & TravelFM ProgrammingChildren’s Programming

Our top picks include:
– Dame Mary Berry’s return to PBS
– A new “Call the Midwife” Holiday Special
– Music from renowned performance colleges, including Belmont and St. Olaf’s
– The Tabernacle Choir’s popular holiday program

Browse Our Entire December Schedule
How to Watch KAMU

Pictures of Local Christmas Programming as written out below

Local Programming

Around Texas: Christmas

Thursday, Dec. 22 • 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 27 • 5:30 p.m.

As the third season of “Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp” wraps up, enjoy listening to Christmas music from around the Texas A&M System. The 2021 Christmas episode of “Around Texas” featured the Singing Cadets, organ music and jazz, and this year’s episode is sure to include more fantastic music.

B/CS Christmas Parade

Sunday, Dec. 18, Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25 • 3 p.m.

Downtown Bryan Lighted Parade

Sunday, Dec. 18, Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25 • 4 p.m.

KAMU is proud to record and broadcast two of the Brazos Valley’s Christmas parades this year. The B/CS Christmas Parade returns for the first time since 2019. It will travel down Texas Avenue between University Drive and Sulphur Springs Road in Bryan with floats, bands and candy. The Downtown Bryan Lighted Parade is the only lighted parade in the twin cities and features floats, vehicles, fire engines and more. If you can’t make it to one of the parades, we’ll bring the festivities to your TV screen.

Pictures of Music & Performance Christmas programs as written out below.

Music & Performance

Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank

Friday, Dec. 2 • 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17 • 7 p.m.

Our first Christmas program of the month features the timeless combo of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. This early color special from 1957 sees the duo swap carols, songs and stories in an unforgettable holiday special.

The Carpenters: Christmas Memories

Saturday, Dec. 3 • 9 p.m.

Richard and Karen Carpenter created some of the most beloved Christmas songs of all time. Join us the first weekend of the month and get into the holiday spirit by watching some of their best Christmas performances from the 1970s.

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas with Vanessa Williams

Friday, Dec. 9 • 8 p.m.

Ella Fitzgerald’s iconic album of holiday classics is reimagined in a 60-minute performance. The American Pops Orchestra supports singers Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carmen Ruby Floyd and more.

Christmas at Belmont

Friday, Dec. 9 • 9 p.m.

One of the most famous Christmas music celebrations in America wraps up our first week of holiday programming. More than 600 Belmont University students perform holiday favorites and classic songs in the Fischer Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville.

O Holy Night: Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir

Tuesday, Dec. 13 • 11 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19 • 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 • 11 a.m.

The annual special from Temple Square returns to KAMU for three airings. Tony® Award-nominated performer Megan Hilty and actor Neal McDonough join the 500-person choir and orchestra for a program that weaves together holiday tunes, classic carols, hymns and traditional Irish numbers.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Friday, Dec. 23 • 8 p.m.

This reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite doesn’t feature ballet – instead, a live orchestra is accompanied by narration from stage and film actor Alan Cumming. He recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker and shares what happens when the young girl who saves him grows up.

Celebrate & Sing! Glory to the Newborn King!

Saturday, Dec. 24 • 10 p.m.

Christmas music: Texas style. This spectacular concert from Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas includes a 150-voice choir, an organist, handbells, a vocal jazz ensemble and bagpipes. Enjoy the mix of secular and sacred music on your Christmas Eve.

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival: Love Divine

Saturday, Dec. 24 • 11 p.m.

Bring in Christmas Day with renowned student musicians from St. Olaf College. First held in 1912, the annual Christmas festival is led by five conductors and highlights beautiful songs and pieces of music from around the world.

Repeat the Sounding Joy: A Concordia Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 25 • Noon

Over Christmas lunch, enjoy our final music offering of the holiday season. The ensembles of Concordia University Irvine present a festive collection of music that repeats the sounding joy heard on the first Christmas.

Pictures of Christmas food programs as written out below.


A Chef’s Life Holiday Special

Thursday, Dec. 8 • 4 p.m.

Chef Vivian Howard rarely spends the holidays at home during busy seasons at her restaurant. But in this special, she and her husband give their toddler twins a traditional, Southern holiday experience.

America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays

Thursday, Dec. 15 • 4 p.m.

The “Test Kitchen” staff share their favorite holiday recipes for mouth-watering turkey, beef tenderloin and porchetta as well as tasty desserts. The chefs also reminisce about their favorite holiday memories.

Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas

Monday, Dec. 19 • 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 22 • 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 • 11 p.m.

Dame Mary Berry of “The Great British Baking Show” fame returns to PBS to share her perfect three-course Christmas dinner. The beloved chef and baker shows off her time-tested recipes with a complete guide to planning, shopping and preparing for a stress-free day – and everyone’s invited.

Pictures of Christmas drama programs as written out below.


Call the Midwife Holiday Specials

Re-watch the 2020 Special:
Thursday, Dec. 15 • 9 p.m.

Re-watch the 2021 Special:
Thursday, Dec. 22 • 9 p.m.

2022 Special:
Sunday, Dec. 25 • 8 and 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30 • 3:30 p.m.

TV’s most popular nuns are back for another Christmas special. Start by re-watching the holiday episodes from 2020 and 2021 to catch up on the characters and storylines. Then on Christmas Day, join us for back-to-back airings of the new 2022 Holiday Special. It’s December 1967 and life in Poplar is returning to normal after the terrible train crash that ended Season 11. A familiar face from past seasons returns and a festive talent show serves as a town fundraiser. It’s a must-watch: especially with Season 12 of the PBS favorite soon to arrive in early 2023.

All Creatures Great and Small – “The Perfect Christmas”

Sunday, Dec. 25 • 7 p.m.

Sundays in December, KAMU is replaying all seven episodes of Season 2 of the breakout PBS hit. The rerun ends on Christmas Day with an episode full of holiday cheer. Heartfelt friendship and family are at the core of this Christmas special. The month-long replay leads up to the debut of Season 3 starting Sunday, Jan. 8.

Pictures of Christmas travel programs as written out below.

History & Travel

European Christmas Markets

Monday, Dec. 19 • 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24 • 6 p.m.

A trip through the cities and towns of Europe, in search of the continent’s best Christmas markets. Town centers, market squares and narrow streets come alive with decorations, treats and knick-knacks.

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 20 • 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24 • 6:30 p.m.

Join historian Lucy Worsley on a 12-day extravaganza to discover the history of our contemporary Christmas traditions. Some were just as popular 500 years ago – and others have surprising Tudor twists.

Rick Steves’ European Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 20 • 9 p.m.

Your favorite travel guide and his crew provide an authentic portrait of how Europe celebrates the holiday season. As Rick travels through seven countries, he shares traditions, music and food.

Pictures of radio Christmas programs as written out below.

FM Programming

The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 24 • 7 p.m.

An hour-long special devoted to music from holiday and wintertime movies. Classics like “White Christmas” from “Holiday Inn” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” from “Meet Me in St. Louis” are joined by new favorites like the folk-inspired score for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Holiday Jazz with Dee Alexander!

Saturday, Dec. 24 • 8 p.m.

Chicago’s First Lady of Jazz brings an entertaining and enchanting concert to your radio. The performance includes favorites like “White Christmas” and “Coventry Carol” plus show-stopping renditions of spiritual songs inspired by gospel legend Mahalia Jackson.

Ford’s Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol

Saturday, Dec. 24 • 9 p.m.

An adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – designed for contemporary radio. Acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace plays Ebenezer Scrooge and public radio broadcasters Murray Horwitz serves as the narrator. This adaptation captures the magic of the Yuletide classic.

The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice 2022

Sunday, Dec. 25 • 7 p.m.

A two-hour music special, perfect for your Christmas night. Musical excerpts, plus a few short poetry and prose readings, are selected from live stage productions in seven cities across the U.S. Expect sacred and secular materials derived from America, Europe and the Middle East.

Pictures of children's Christmas programs as written out below.

Children’s Programming

PBS Kids Holiday Specials

Airing Throughout December
Includes a Special Marathon on Christmas Day from 5-11 a.m.

Holiday specials of your children’s and grandchildren’s favorite PBS programs air on KAMU throughout the month.

  • “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas”
  • “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas”
  • “Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas”
  • “Nature Cat: A Nature Carol”
  • “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!”
  • “Let’s Go Luna! Luna’s Christmas Around the World”
  • “Peg + Cat + Holidays”

Use our show search feature to find airtimes for each special – each one airs at least three times in December.

Clown by Quentin Blake

Friday, Dec. 23 • 9:30 p.m.

From illustrator Quentin Blake, this half-hour animated special is a hit for kids just two days before Christmas. The special brings to life the adventures of a toy clown who has been thrown away and goes on a journey to find a new home.

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