THE AWARD-WINNING BGT DETOURS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE TOURS OF PLACES YOU MIGHT NOT NORMALLY GET TO SEE, HELPING PEOPLE INTERACT WITH AND LEARN ABOUT SITES THAT MAKE THE BLUEGRASS SPECIAL. FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (AND THE YOUNG AT HEART!), DETOURS ARE ALWAYS THE FIRST WEDNESDAY* OF THE MONTH AT 5:30 PM*, AND ARE ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (*EXCEPTION BEING HOLIDAYS, WEATHER AND OUT-OF-COUNTY LOCATIONS).
KET's O. Leonard Press Telecommunications Center
The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation joins in the celebration of Kentucky Educational Television’s (KET) 50 years in broadcasting, with the BGT deTour of KET on October 3, @ 5:30 pm.
Please join us for the BGT deTour of KET's O. Leonard Press Telecommunications Center, located at 600 Cooper Drive, near UK’s Commonwealth Stadium, on Wednesday, October 3. BGT deTour guests will enjoy a behind the scenes look at the KET station, and help them celebrate the network's 50 great years of broadcasting service to Kentucky.
Free parking is available in KET’s two lots on Cooper Drive. BGT deTours, held the first Wednesday of every month, are always free and open to all. We will gather at KET at 5:30 pm and begin the deTour at 5:45 pm.
On September 23rd, 1968, Kentucky Educational Network broadcast for the first time, from its Lexington location, throughout the Commonwealth. The network was the first form of public broadcasting of its kind, being a year older than PBS (Public Broadcasting System) itself, to focus on bringing world-class educational content into the homes and classrooms of Kentucky. Originally KET only broadcasted during school hours and during the week, as part of the mission in promoting educational material. However, as the network's popularity continued to grow, so did their hours, channels, and locations. Today KET is on a 24-hour broadcasting schedule, with four different channels, and two additional locations, in Louisville and Frankfort. What's YOUR favorite show on KET/PBS?
If you enjoy BGT's free, monthly deTours, we encourage you to become a member of the Blue Grass Trust, a nonprofit advocate for historic preservation, at the deTours rate - individuals under 35 can pay their age for their first year (regular membership starts at $50)