COMMERCE - After more than 35 years, the government-access channel on Commerce cable television has been moved from channel 3 to digital channels 95.2, 95.3 or 95.4, depending on the make of the set.
Some cable subscribers who have set top boxes are still receiving the channel on channel 3.
An announcement from Time Warner Cable on channel 3 says, “To continue receiving programming on this channel, you may need a Time-Warner-Cable-supplied digital set-top box, which you can obtain by contacting Time Warner Cable at (866) 341-5930.”
Cable channel 3 is operated jointly by the city of Commerce and the radio-television program at Texas A&M University-Commerce. It carries Commerce City Council meetings; television programs produced by radio-television students at Texas A&M University-Commerce under the name of KETV, including “The President’s Table,” hosted by A&M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones, and the “Studio 122” variety show; KKOM, A&M-Commerce student radio; KETR-FM radio; announcements of local events on the “Community Bulletin Board;” and up-to-date weather forecasts and conditions.
“We hope Commerce viewers affected by this change will take the time to find our local programming on the new digital channels of 95.2, 95.3 and 95.4,” said Dr. John Mark Dempsey, head of the Department of Mass Media, Communication and Theatre, which includes radio-television.