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KLET, virtual & VHF digital channel 2, is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station licensed to Laredo, Texas and serving the Laredo–Nuevo Laredo area. It is owned by South Texas Public Telecommunications, a non-profit organization who also own KEPT-TV (serving San Angelo, Texas) and XHLPBS-TDT and KMPC-TV (both serving the Rio Grande Valley). KLET's studios are located on the campus of Texas A&M International University, and it's transmitter is located in La Presa, Texas.

KLET is also carried by cable & satellite providers in some areas of Texas that do not have their own PBS station. KLET is also carried by Carnival Cruise Lines through the in-room entertainment system available on ships touring the Caribbean and South Pacific.

History

KLET, originally owned by the Laredo Independent School District, was launched on April 19, 1979, the brainchild of a teacher at J. W. Nixon High School by the name of Drew P. McCabe. The station's original broadcast facilities were located in the backroom of a Hispanic community center, with PBS programming provided by KUHT in Houston via microwave. The original transmitter location was on a site donated by a local oilman. The station moved into its current facilities at Texas A&M International University (then Laredo State University) in 1982.

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