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Frequently Asked Questions

When was the first All-State Band held?

The first All-State Band was held in 1951. The event was held in Sioux Falls.

Who scored the most three point shots during a Boys’ State “A” Basketball Tournament?

Travis Traphagen of Groton scored 9 three point shots during one tournament game in 1995. (Click on the website below for more South Dakota high school records for all classes.)

When was the South Dakota High School Athletic Association organized?

The association was organized in 1905 to coordinated inter-school athletics. The first event sponsored by the new organization was the State Track Meet of 1906. Sioux Falls won the first State Track Meet.

When was the first State Debate Championship held?

The first debate was held in 1915. The championship was won by Sioux Falls.

When was the first official State Basketball Tournament held?

The first sponsored tournament was held in 1917. Huron scored 23 points and Aberdeen scored 22 in the championship game. There were 29 teams at the tournament.

Was the hammer throwing event ever part of a State Track Meet?

Yes, the hammer throw was eliminated in 1920 as an event in the State Track Meet.

Who was the all time leading girls’ basketball scorer in South Dakota?

Becky Flynn of Wakonda scored 3,268 points for Wakonda High School.

How many South Dakota Public Broadcasting Stations are there?

South Dakota Public Broadcasting is
South Dakota's statewide public broadcasting network. SDPB is vital community resource producing and broadcasting high-quality, commercial-free programs and valuable community outreach projects that educate, enlighten and entertain.


Call Sign Frequency City of License Transmitter Site Air Date
KUSD-FM 89.7 mHz Vermillion near Beresford October 1967
KESD-FM 88.3 mHz Brookings  near Hetland July 1967
KBHE-FM 89.3 mHz Rapid City Rapid City March 1984
KTSD-FM 91.1 mHz Reliance near Reliance February 1984
KDSD-FM  90.9 mHz Pierpont near Pierpont April 1984
KQSD-FM 91.9 mHz Lowry near Lowry June 1988
KPSD-FM 97.1 mHz Faith near Faith June 1989
KZSD-FM 102.5 mHz Martin near Long Valley July 1991
KCSD-FM 90.9 mHz Sioux Falls Sioux Falls July 1985


TV - Full Power Transmitters   

Aberdeen KDSD-TV Channel 16 DTV - 17
Brookings - Hetland KESD-TV Channel   8 DTV - 18
Faith - Eagle Butte KPSD-TV Channel 13 DTV - 25
Lowry KQSD-TV Channel 11 DTV - 15
Martin- Long Valley KZSD-TV  Channel   8 DTV - 23
Pierre - Reliance KTSD-TV  Channel 10 DTV - 21
Rapid City KBHE-TV Channel   9 DTV - 26
Sioux Falls KCSD-TV Channel 23 DTV - 24
Vermillion - Beresford KUSD-TV  Channel   2 DTV - 34

Low Power Translators

Aberdeen Channel 7
Belle Fourche Channel 19
Edgemont Channel 64
Mitchell Channel 9
Pringle Channel 55
Pine Ridge Channel 6
Spearfish Channel 4
Wagner Channel 55
Wasta Channel 13

Follow this link to cable Television Channel Assignments

How many episodes of Dakota Pathways will be produced?

SDPB TV is planning on producing (20) fourteen-minute episodes.

How long can I legally use a Dakota Pathway show after I have taped it?

All of the Dakota Pathways episodes are produced by SDPB. You have unlimited educational rights to use these programs. So enjoy them for years. Note: Some of the shows we air are not produced by SDPB and only have rights for a year. Please email EdServices@sdpb.org  if you have questions about other shows.

When are the Dakota Pathways shows aired on SDPB?

Throughout the school year Dakota Pathways will air on Mondays and Fridays from 2:15pm – 2:30pm CT. Also, we air Dakota Pathways during the overnight schedule. The overnight schedule can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.sdpb.org/ , in our monthly SDPB Magazine, or in our weekly education newsletter. You can receive the SDPB Magazine by calling our Friends Office at (1-800-333-0789). If you are interested in receiving our weekly newsletter contact our office at EdServices@sdpb.org .

What age group is Dakota Pathways designed for?

Originally, the show was designed for South Dakota 4th graders; although, Dakota Pathways is enjoyed by people of all ages

What are the topics of upcoming Dakota Pathway shows?

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Rails and Other Roads

Transportation and movement



Stories from the Skies

Myths, stories, famous flyers



The Mighty ‘Mo

The Missouri River influence



East River, West River

Farmers and Ranchers and such



The First Hunters and Farmers

Early Indian life



Mining Booms and Busts

Mining in SD



Water and Dust

The droughts and floods of SD



History and Legend

Wild Bill and other tales



People of the Bison

Lakota, Dakota and Nakota peoples



Headlines and Bulletins

Newspapers, radio and television



Blackboards and Computers

Education history in SD



Maps and Borders

Changing borders in the state



Big Towns and Little Towns

Sioux Falls, Rapid City and others



Playing Games

Sports history of SD



Finding a National Voice

Famous politicians and such



On Vacation

Tourism in South Dakota


13:15 Est

The Home Front

At home during WWI & WWII etc


13:56 Est

Real Cowboys

Ranching history of SD


14:00 Est

Telling Stories

SD authors of fiction & non-fiction


14:00 Est

A Dark Day

Wounded Knee as history

Feel free to contact EdServices@sdpb.org  if you have additional questions about any of our shows.

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