about Valley PBS

MISSION & VISION

Welcome

Since ValleyPBS first went on the air in April of 1977, the Station has been committed to enriching the lives of Valley residents through a combination of educational and entertaining programming and solid community outreach and service. As the Central Valley’s only community licensed public television station, ValleyPBS has delivered exceptional television to homes from Merced to Bakersfield. The Station reaches more than 94% of households with a television in our service area and broadcasts more than 70 hours of quality, research-based children’s programming each week. In addition to the core line-up of PBS signature programming, ValleyPBS also purchases and broadcasts a host of additional series and fan favorites like Doc Martin, Father Brown, Huell Howser’s California’s Gold and others.  Moreover, the Station produces local documentaries that bring light to important Valley issues as well as a weekly show highlighting agriculture – Valley’s Gold.

Vision

ValleyPBS is the Valley’s Preschool, Classroom, Stage for the Arts and Lens for Exploration, pointing citizens of all ages to destinations where their interests will be served, their spirits lifted and their voices and perspectives heard.

Mission

ValleyPBS enriches, educates and strengthens our diverse Valley community through the power of public service media.

WHO WE ARE

Valley PBS and KVPT is the primary PBS station for more millions of people across the diverse Central Valley California counties. We provide content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain, over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. A local, member-supported non-profit organization, nearly 50% of our funding comes from our more than 100,0000 members – people like you.

PROGRAMS

VALLEY PBS is your home for all the PBS programs you love, like dramas from MASTERPIECE, science programs from NATURE AND NOVA, documentary films from Ken Burns and Independent Lens, and trusted news and public affairs programs from the PBS NEWSHOUR and FRONTLINE. Plus, we locally produce and present content about important and compelling stories of our time. Browse our programs.

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AVAILABLE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

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Our programs are available everywhere, all the time. You can stream them free here on our website, and on the PBS app available on iOS, Android and Windows 10 mobile devices, and on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Roku connected devices. You can also view them through paid streaming services such as Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon Prime Video. As a PBS Passport member you can access an even deeper library of PBS content.

Social Impact

Public media can be a powerful force in our communities, creating an environment where people are inspired to learn more about each other, do more to solve societal issues, and become their best possible selves. Our content is the first step. Our community outreach is the second. As community ambassadors and expert storytellers, we have the power to foster real social impact. To bring light to – and promote action to solve – critical issues faced by the local communities we serve.

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Station Management

Lorenzo

Lorenzo Rios

CEO/President

Nancy Borjas

Nancy Borjas

Director of Administrative Operations

Jamie

Jaime Gonzalez

Chief Engineer

Gary

Gary Renner

Director of Leadership Giving

Allison Hopkins

Allison Hopkins

Children's Services/Events Manager

Shatera

Shatera Sangster

Digital Services Manager

Steven Lee

Steven Lee

Broadcast Operations Manager

JoseMoreno

Jose Moreno

Production Manager

LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Karen Musson – Chair

Lorenzo Rios – Vice Chair

Jose Plascencia – Immediate Past Chair / Interim Secretary

Jody Graves – Financial Officer

Celeste Barron – Kings County Board Member

Debra Bradley – Fresno County Board Member

Deborah Lagomarsino– Tulare County Board Member

James Shekoyan – Fresno County Board Member

Michelle Allison  Chair of Community Advisory Board 

William Lyles – Director Emeritus

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD

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