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Eight/KAET-TV moves downtown

February 11, 2010

Another major step was taken in the historic partnership between ASU and the City of Phoenix with the arrival of Eight/KAET-TV.  Eight relocated its television signal to the all-new digital media center at Fillmore and Central in downtown Phoenix, after nearly 50 years at the ASU Tempe campus.

The final move in December was a culmination of more than two years of planning, fundraising, equipment acquisitions, installation and staff training.

The station's signature public affairs programs "Horizon" and "Horizonte" began broadcasting from the new location last month. "Horizon" airs at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and "Horizonte" airs at 7:30 p.m., each Thursday.

"Eight's beginnings were humble, to say the least," said Kelly McCullough, Eight's general manager. "The first broadcast facility was a trailer on the Tempe campus at Arizona State University. We are now stewards of a state-of-the-art facility thanks to the support of the City of Phoenix, ASU and the many contributors to the Campaign for Arizona PBS."

Eight's content reaches far beyond the television signal. The award-winning programs chronicle the state's history, culture, and landmarks, and offer special insight into the diverse communities. Eight's public affairs shows encourage civic engagement with discussion and commentary from Arizona lawmakers and business leaders. And the Eight's educational outreach projects offer instruction to students and professional development to educators throughout the state.