TUE 8PM / pov: he’s my brother

A woman takes care of her brother, born with multiple disabilities.

WED 11:30AM / fons and porter’s love of quilting

Sara shares a wall hanging inspired by the tulips of Holland, Mich.

WED 12PM / the green planet: water worlds

Exploring water plants, some of which can count and hunt.

THU 8PM / the great american recipe: family

The four remaining cooks prepare two dishes.

FRI 8PM / on q

People and events in south central Minnesota.

FRI 8:30PM / r-town

The show that's all about Rochester.

SAT 12:30PM / ecosense for living

Solutions to help marine life, including North Atlantic right whales.

SAT 2:30PM / my world too

Missouri organic recycling and new roots for refugees.

SUN 7:30PM / articulate with jim cotter

Learn about composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

SUN 8PM / all the president’s men (1976)

Two reporters research the burglary of the Watergate apartment complex.



  July 22, 2022

AUSTIN, Minn. — KSMQ Public Television, the PBS television station serving over 700,000 viewers in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, recently added two members to the board of directors of its nonprofit organization KSMQ Public Service Media, Inc.

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Sylwia Bujak Oliver of Rochester is executive director of 125 LIVE, the Rochester senior center. Ms. Bujak Oliver is a native of Poland and holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland. She serves on the board of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and is a grants consultant for the Minnesota State Arts Board.   Tara Scott of Austin is finance manager of The Hormel Institute in Austin. She is a native of Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Ms. Scott is a member of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and a graduate of Leadership Austin.

Both were named to three-year terms.

For more information, contact:
Eric Olson, KSMQ Public Television, President/CEO
507 438 8412



Nicole meets firefighter Mandee Marx who tells us about the Rochester Fire Department's first ever Women's Expo and talks with Ani Bulbulian from Revolutionary Earth about helping restore our local food ecosystem. We learn about a local woodworker, and we meet two master gardeners in this weeks Walkabout. On the Spotlight segment, Danielle talks with Mark Braun from Schott Distributing. Michael Wojcik reports on late summer events in Rochester.


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KSMQ Public Television began its construction on a new multimedia broadcast facility in downtown Austin by holding a ceremonial groundbreaking event Thurs. Oct 7, 2021. In attendance were local and state business and political leaders, the Austin Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, as well as members of the public.
  Speakers included KSMQ CEO Eric Olson; KSMQ Producer Annie Krenik; Elaine Hansen, President of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce; from the KSMQ Board of Directors, Fred Bogott; from The Hormel Foundation, Chair Jeff Ettinger and Vice Chair Bonnie Rietz; Mayor of Austin, Steve King; Mayor of Rochester, Kim Norton; Senator Dave Senjem; Former Representative Jeanne Poppe; and Former Senator Dan Sparks.


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