WKU PBS signed on the air in 1989 as a non-commercial, educational PBS station, based in Bowling Green, Kentucky and licensed to Western Kentucky University. Today, the station serves south central Kentucky, reaching an audience of more than 250,000 people in 11 counties and providing a full range of programs, including locally produced informational, public affairs and college sports programming, documentaries, and kids' programs that provide a safe haven for children and their parents. WKU PBS also provides telecourses for those pursuing a post-secondary degree through distance education at Western Kentucky University.

Some exciting new on-air services for viewers are on the way, as the station expands its digital services to include digital multicasting and high definition (HD) broadcasts over the next year.

The station houses a premiere television production facility, producing high-quality programs and videotapes for broadcast on the station, for the university and for other clients. WKU PBS enhances educational opportunities at Western by offering WKU Broadcasting students the chance to train alongside experienced station professionals in our production area.

WKU PBS relies on membership support from viewers, along with other community financial support and public funding to operate.