KNCT, virtual and UHF digital channel 46, is a PBS member station licensed to Belton, Texas, United States and serving the Waco–Killeen–Temple television market. The station is owned by Central Texas College. KNCT maintains its studios at the CTC campus in Killeen; KNCT's transmitter is located near Youngsport, Texas. KNCT is one of two PBS member stations serving the Waco–Killeen–Temple television market, the other being KWBU-TV.


When KNCT signed on in November 1970, it was the sole PBS station for the western portion of the market, with the eastern portion served by Texas A&M's KAMU-TV, which signed on in February 1970. In 1978, KNCT set up a low-powered translator in Waco. The main KNCT signal barely covered Waco, while KAMU's signal just missed it. In 1989, it was upgraded to a full-fledged station, KCTF, which was spun off as a separate station in 1994 and ultimately taken over by Baylor University in 2000 as KWBU-TV. As of 2019, KNCT and KWBU serve as the two PBS stations for the western side of the market.

Digital televisionEdit

Digital channelsEdit

The station's digital signal is multiplexed:

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming
46.1 1080i 16:9 KNCT-HD Main KNCT programming / PBS
46.2 720p PBSKids PBS Kids
46.3 480i Create Create
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