Iowa PBS’s broadcast serving Rock Rapids returns to full power

Find Iowa PBS on channel 27; some viewers may need to rescan

Iowa PBS’s translator serving the Rock Rapids (channel 27) viewing area is back on the air at full power. The translator had been operating at low power since January 2019 as new equipment was installed and necessary tower work was completed. The Iowa PBS crew worked diligently to limit the necessary outage as much as possible. Viewers with cable or satellite service were not impacted by this service disruption.

Rock Rapids area viewers will still find the over-the-air signal on channel 27, but may need to rescan their televisions to receive the channel. Viewers watching Iowa PBS via a cable or satellite provider will not need to make any adjustments.

Viewers can find Iowa PBS programs and extras on their favorite video platform with the PBS Video App,, Facebook or YouTube, or stream Iowa PBS .1 live on YouTube TV. The PBS Video App is available on iOS and Android devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast.