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At 6:45 pm, January 30, 1956, KRMA began beaming a signal over the greater Denver metropolitan area earning a place in history as the 18th educational television in the United States and the 5th station for the Denver area.


The first “live” 15-minute program was Thimble Theatre hosted by Earl Reum (DPS teacher) and his puppet friends. Other opening night programs included Religions of Man hosted by Dr. Huston Smith, discussing various faiths and Denver Yesterdays hosted by Mrs. Louisa Ward Arps, produced by the Denver Public Library that focused on Cheeseman Park and its history as a cemetery. The final program of the inaugural evening was Redman’s America produced by Denver University featuring Dr. Ruth Underhill, a professor of anthropology.


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Our History

At 6:45 pm, January 30, 1956, KRMA began beaming a signal over the greater Denver metropolitan area earning a place in history as the 18th educational television in the United States and the 5th station for the Denver area.


The first “live” 15-minute program was Thimble Theatre hosted by Earl Reum (DPS teacher) and his puppet friends. Other opening night programs included Religions of Man hosted by Dr. Huston Smith, discussing various faiths and Denver Yesterdays hosted by Mrs. Louisa Ward Arps, produced by the Denver Public Library that focused on Cheeseman Park and its history as a cemetery. The final program of the inaugural evening was Redman’s America produced by Denver University featuring Dr. Ruth Underhill, a professor of anthropology.