KPTS, public television for the state of Kansas, informs its viewers about the people, places and things that make Kansas a unique and special place through its local program, Positively Kansas. Each episode features stories that uplift, encourage and inspire everyone to reach for the stars and make the world a better place.
The show is hosted by Sierra Scott and airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on KPTS Channel 8. Scott graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Kansas State University and was a Television News Anchor for more than 30 years before hosting Positively Kansas.
Victor Hogstrom, the president and CEO of KPTS, told The Wichita Eagle that he wants Channel 8 to grow. "KPTS is one of the oldest public broadcasting stations in the nation. My vision is to make this station the voice and platform of the community," said Hogstrom.
Positively Kansas has helped with that mission by earning impressive Nielsen ratings and shares. The show is also being re-broadcast on the local NBC station, which is seen statewide.
Watch a recent episode of Positively Kansas to find out why the local food movement is taking off across Kansas. Also meet the 9-year-old Wichita rock sensation who isn’t letting success go to her head.
In addition to Positively Kansas, KPTS has several other local programs that they are proud of. Kansas Week, One on One, Hatteberg's People, Wild Edge and Street Rodding American Style are all well received programs in the Kansas community.