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KSPS Mission

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

Each day KSPS PBS 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: 23-7203753

KSPS PBS is the Inland Northwest and Alberta’s PBS affiliate serving more than 2,350,000 households in eastern Washington, northern Idaho, Alberta, southeastern British Columbia, and beyond. Over 27,000 families in the US and Canada support KSPS each year through their membership contributions, and hundreds of volunteers give over 6,000 volunteer hours.

KSPS covers one of the largest designated market areas in the nation.
- Source: Comscore, Nielsen, 2015

KSPS Management Team

Gary Stokes, President and General Manager
Allison Wilson, Finance and Accounting
Cary Balzer, Program Manager
Dawn Wiley Bayman, Chief Investments & Partnerships Officer
Lynn Veltrie, Operations Manager
Jim Zimmer, Executive Producer
Bukola Brezcinski, Education Director

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.

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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

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 within 10 days after the meeting. Please contact us to confirm times or to get more information.

KSPS Public Meeting Calendar

Friends of KSPS Board Meeting Schedule

  • All meetings are at KSPS, 3911 S Regal St, Spokane WA 99223
  • All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise posted
  • All meeting dates and times are subject to change
  • Full Board Meetings are every 2 months, generally on the last Thursday of the odd-numbered months
  • Executive Committee meetings are every month, generally on the last Thursday
Executive Committee (officers)
4pm PT in the Upstairs Conference Room
or via Zoom
Full Board
4:30pm PT in the Main Conference Room
or via Zoom
September 24, 2020 – via ZoomSeptember 24, 2019 - via Zoom
October 29, 2020
November 19, 2020November 19, 2020
December 17, 2020
January 28, 2021January 28, 2021
February 25, 2021
March 25, 2021March 25, 2021
April 29, 2021
May 27, 2021May 27, 2021
June 24, 2021
July 29, 2021July 29, 2021
August 26, 2021

Standing Committees of the Friends of KSPS Board

  • Executive
  • Sustainable Future
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Financial Affairs
  • Governance

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:

Jeffrey Adams - Chair
Adam Munson, CPA - Vice Chair
Linda Finney - Secretary
Craig Gracyalny - Treasurer
Klay Dyer - Edmonton Rep.
Monica Sampler - Calgary Rep.
James Alexie
Vincent Alfonso, PhD
Don Anderson
Marti D’Agostino
Roberta Brooke
Jodi Harland
Jon Heideman
Ann Hurst
Addy Hatch
Kim Lloyd
Shannon Scheiwiller
Rosemary Selinger
Gary Stokes - KSPS General Manager
Dawn Bayman
Sandra Kernerman
Allison Hansen

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

Consuelo Larrabee - Chair
Terrie Ashby-Scott
Emily Geddes
Bob Morrison
Shaun Higgins
Vanessa Strange
James Albrecht

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