Since its creation in 1979, America's Public Television Stations (APTS) has represented the nation’s public television stations. APTS was founded by the stations in order for them to have a representative voice in Washington DC – an organization that would work to ensure that the stations’ interests were served in advocating to Congress, the FCC and other federal agencies. In addition to this important advocacy mission, APTS has also been a proponent of sound business strategies critical to the future of public television.

APTS member stations pay annual service fees to support the work of the organization. The organization’s annual goal is to include all CPB-qualified licensees as members.

APTS members play a leading role in developing our legislative agenda and regulatory policies. APTS seeks member input to set our platform on topics such as spectrum repacking, wireless devices, CPB reauthorization and digital carriage agreements.

APTS continues its commitment to keeping stations and their boards involved in every level of advocacy, including funding opportunities and coalition initiatives. Through this website, APTS hopes to greatly increase the accessibility and quality of our consultations and communications with our member stations.

APTS Member Benefits and Resources

In its role as the primary advocacy organization for public television, APTS is in constant touch with lawmakers and regulatory policy heads and keeps you informed through a variety of channels including a website, social media, newsletters and alerts. APTS also provides valuable services that can be integral to your station’s current operations and future planning. Below is brief listing of valuable resources and benefits, almost all of which are of no cost to members:

Organizations other than public television stations who are interested in supporting the APTS mission may join the Associate Membership Program.

To become an APTS Member, please contact:
Emil Mara
Vice President, Finance, Administration and Membership

APTS Member Stations
(stations are listed alphabetically by state)

Alabama Public Television

Alaska Public Media               

Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)

Arizona PBS/KAET Phoenix  (Phoenix, AZ)

Arizona Public Media (Tucson, AZ)

KCET (Los Angeles, CA)

KLCS (Los Angeles, CA)

KPBS (San Diego, CA)

KQED Public Media (San Francisco, CA)

Northern California Public Media (Rohnert Park, CA)

KVCR (San Bernardino, CA)

KVIE (Sacramento, CA)

PBS SoCal (Los Angeles, CA)

ValleyPBS (Fresno, CA)

Rocky Mountain Public Media (Denver, CO)

Connecticut Public Broadcasting                             

WHUT  (Washington, DC)

WEDU PBS (Tampa, FL)

WFSU Public Media (Tallahassee, FL)

WGCU Public Media  (Fort Myers, FL)

WJCT  (Jacksonville, FL)

WPBT/Channel 2  (Miami, FL)

WSRE  (Pensacola, FL)

WUCF TV  (Orlando, FL)

WUFT (Gainesville, FL)

WXEL (West Palm Beach, FL)

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Public Broadcasting Atlanta  (Atlanta, GA)

PBS Hawaii

Iowa Public Television                                         

Idaho Public Television

Network Knowledge  (Springfield, IL)

Illinois Public Media  (Urbana, IL)

WQPT (Moline, IL)

WTTW Chicago (Chicago, IL)

WTVP   (Peoria, IL)

WFWA (Ft. Wayne, IN)

WFYI Public Media (Indianapolis, IN)

WNIT Public Television  (Elkhart, IN)

Indiana Public Media/WTIU   (Bloomington, IN)

KPTS   (Wichita, KS)                                  

KET – The Kentucky Network

WKU PBS   (Bowling Green, KY)                    

Louisiana Public Broadcasting                                  

WYES  (New Orleans, LA)

WGBH   (Boston, MA)

WGBY  (Springfield, MA)

Maryland Public Television                                  

Maine Public

Detroit Public Television (WTVS) (Detroit, MI)

Quality Public Broadcasting (WDCQ/ WDCP) (University Center, MI)

WCMU  (Mt. Pleasant, MI)

WGVU Public Media  (Grand Rapids, MI)

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing, MI)

KSMQ (Austin, MN)

Lakeland Public Television (Bemidji, MN)

Pioneer PBS (Appleton, MN)

Twin Cities PBS

WDSE • WRPT  (Duluth, MN)

Kansas City PBS   (Kansas City, MO)

Nine Network of Public Media  (St. Louis, MO)

KMOS (Warrensburg, MO)

Ozarks Public Television (Springfield, MO)

Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Montana PBS


UNC-TV (Research Triangle Park, NC)

Prairie Public Broadcasting (Fargo, ND)

KUON (Lincoln, NE)

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications           

New Hampshire Public Television                             

NJTV News (Newark, NJ)         

New Mexico PBS  (Albuquerque, NM)

KRWG  (Las Cruces, NM)

KENW PBS New Mexico (Portales, NM)

Vegas PBS (Las Vegas, NV)

PBS Reno  (Reno, NV)

WNET  (New York, NY)

Mountain Lake PBS (Plattsburgh, NY)

WCNY  (Syracuse, NY)

WLIW21 (New York, NY)

WMHT  (Schenectady, NY)

WNED  (Buffalo, NY)

WPBS-DT  (Watertown, NY)

WSKG (Binghamton, NY)

WXXI  (Rochester, NY)

CET (Cincinnati, OH)

Western Reserve Public Media (Kent, OH)

WBGU-TV (Bowling Green, OH)

WOSU Public Media  (Columbus, OH)

WVIZ/ PBS ideastream  (Cleveland, OH)

Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Southern Oregon Public Television (Medford, OR)

WHYY  (Philadelphia, PA)

WITF Public Media  (Harrisburg, PA)

WPSU Penn State  (University Park, PA)

WQLN Public Media (Erie, PA)

PBS39  (Bethlehem, PA)

WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)

WVIA Public Media (Pittson, PA)

Rhode Island PBS  (Providence, RI)

South Carolina ETV                                                    

South Dakota Public Broadcasting

East Tennessee PBS

Nashville Public Television                             

WCTE (Cookeville, TN)

WKNO  (Memphis, TN)

WLJT  (Martin, TN)

Houston Public Media   

KERA (Dallas, TX)

KLRN  (San Antonio, TX)

Austin PBS (Austin, TX)

KTTZ (Lubbock, TX)

Panhandle PBS (Amarillo, TX)      

PBS Utah  (Salt Lake City, UT)

Utah Education Network/KUEN  (Salt Lake City, UT)                           

Commonwealth Public Broadcasting (Richmond, VA)

Blue Ridge PBS (Roanoke, VA)

WETA  (Arlington, VA)

WHRO  (Norfolk, VA)

Vermont PBS

Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System  (St. Thomas, VI)

KBTC (Tacoma, WA)

Cascade Public Media/KCTS 9 (Seattle, WA)

KSPS PBS  (Spokane, WA)

KWSU (Pullman, WA)

Milwaukee PBS (Milwaukee, WI)

PBS Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Wisconsin Educational Communications Board (Madison, WI)

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (Charleston, WV)

Wyoming PBS