Educating and enriching our community with quality arts, cultural, educational, informational, enlightening programs and services that entertain, challenge minds and contribute to a life of learning.
When PBS Kansas Channel 8 first signed on the air on January 5, 1970, a bold experiment in public television sprang to life. More than 50 years later, this community-licensed public television station continues to respond to the diverse interests and programing preferences of people in Central Kansas.
Each month, PBS Kansas is watched by more than 350,000 households in many ways including: over the air; on Dish Direct or Cable; via streaming from kpts.org; on YouTube TV; on the PBS App; and on PBS Passport. The station relies upon our nearly 9,500 members for 73 percent of our funding; 25 percent of our funding comes from the Federal Government; and the remaining two percent comes from the State of Kansas.
PBS Kansas now produces nine local shows and creates one to three new local documentaries each year. Interested in becoming a member? Learn more at kpts.org.