KSPS Mission

KSPS Public Television provides on-air, online and multimedia programs that entertain, engage and educate to enrich all the communities we serve.

Each day KSPS Public Television invites people in two million households throughout the Inland Northwest and Canada to experience the worlds of science, history and nature; listen to diverse viewpoints and trusted reporting; and take front row seats to world-class performances. KSPS serves Spokane and eastern Washington, northern Idaho, western Montana, southeastern British Columbia, and most of Alberta including Calgary and Edmonton. KSPS is also seen across the nation of Canada on Shaw Direct. KSPS is carried over the air, on translator systems, on cable systems and via satellite. KSPS is licensed to Friends of KSPS. Friends of KSPS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington. USA Tax ID Number: 237203753

Contact KSPS

email: ksps@ksps.org

In the Spokane area:
KSPS Public Television
3911 S Regal St
Spokane WA 99223

For mail in Canada:
KSPS Public Television
Box 10, 918 16 Ave NW
Calgary AB T2M 0K3

KSPS is responsive to the concerns and needs of our viewers. At the same time — in our role as public trust — we embrace our responsibility to provide access to a wide and diverse range of viewpoints. If you ever have questions about our operations or programming content, we encourage you to call or email us.

KSPS Management Team

Gary Stokes, President and General Manager
Darcell Yeager, Finance and Accounting
Cary Balzer, Program Manager
Dawn Wiley Bayman, Director of Development
Lynn Veltrie, Operations Manager
Jim Zimmer, Executive Producer

Open Meetings Information

Per the Friends of KSPS Bylaws, all meetings of the Board of Directors, its Committees, the Community Advisory Board, and its Committees, are to be open to the public unless the Board determines the purpose of the meeting is to consider matters relating to:

  • individual employees,
  • proprietary information,
  • litigation and other matters requiring the confidential advice of counsel,
  • commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis,
  • the purchase of property or services whenever the premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of any such organization,
  • or for such other reasons as permitted by statute.

If a Board or Committee determines the need for a closed meeting, the reason for closing the meeting will be posted on the Agenda for the meeting and/or on ksps.org within 10 days after the meeting. Please contact us to confirm times or to get more information.

Friends of KSPS Board of Directors

As a non-profit organization, Friends of KSPS is governed by a Board of Directors made up of these community volunteers:

Ann Hurst* - Chairman
Nancy Ledeboer* - Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect
Monica Samper* - Secretary, Calgary Rep.
Don Anderson* - Treasurer
Jeffrey Adams
Vincent Alfonso, PhD
Mark Anderson PhD (Ex Officio)
Roberta Brooke
Marti D'Agostino
Klay Dyer - Edmonton Representative
Linda Finney
Jodi Harland
Jon Heideman
Adam Munson, CPA
Shannon Scheiwiller
David Tanner
Gary Stokes, KSPS General Manager

*Executive Committee Member

Friends of KSPS Board Meeting Schedule

All Board of Directors meetings are held in the KSPS Main Conference Room,
3911 S Regal St, Spokane WA 99223.

Per electronic vote by a majority of the Friends of KSPS Executive Committee, the August 30th , 2018 Meeting of the Committee has been cancelled due to an anticipated lack of a quorum. The Friends of KSPS Executive Committee will next meet at 4pm on September 28th, 2018 in the KSPS Administrative Conference Room.

Board Meeting Minutes

Standing Committees of the Friends of KSPS Board

  • Executive
  • Development
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Financial Affairs
  • Governance
Committee Meeting Minutes

KSPS Public Meeting Calendar

KSPS Community Advisory Board

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide a vehicle for effective community input to the Friends of KSPS Board of Directors (the station's governing Board) about:

  • Station programming
  • Community service initiatives
  • The impact on the community of the station's major policy decisions

Community Advisory Board Application

CAB Members

Becka Shelley– Chair
Terrie Ashby-Scott
Emily Geddes
Consuelo Larrabee
Bob Morrison
Shaun Higgins
Vanessa Strange

CAB Meetings

Meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of each month at KSPS and are open to the public.

Board Meeting Minutes