In accordance with the FCC, KBTC Public Television is required to make a number of its' operating documents available to the public. Many of these documents are available from the FCC on their website. The required items are yours to view, as we are a public station operating in the public interest. You may inspect our public file at the FCC website.
You can click to download this file here.
KBTC Local-Content-and-Service-Report-2017-02-15-18.docx (791.2 KB) 2017 KBTC Annual Local Content & Service Report To the Community
An online handbook available at the FCC website
Annual Financial Reports
Click to see our 2017 AFR (762.5 KB)
KBTC Annual Financial Report 2017
For Closed Captioning comments or concerns, please contact Phil Kane, Manager of Programming, by e-mail or at 253-680-7700 or fax us at 253-680-7725. You can write to us at 2320 S. 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98405.
KBTC Public Television knows that a diverse workforce, management team and governing body contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of western Washington’s diverse communities, and to our ability to deliver content and services that will help us attract, grow and engage audiences and help them to achieve their full potential.
We endeavor to recruit from a broad pool of candidates enabling us to hire and promote qualified individuals with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents that reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by KBTC Public Television.
KBTC Public Television will continue to explore new opportunities for achieving and promoting this diversity and to monitor and evaluate our success. The means KBTC Public Television adopts will always meet the standards of federal and state law, KBTC Public Television’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.
Please contact us with any other concerns or questions. Thank you.
KBTC Public Television Annual Diversity Report July 1, 2018
The statistical representation of 20 regular KBTC Public Television staff as of July 2018:
60% Caucasian American (Non-Hispanic) 50% Female
15% Hispanic American 50% Male
10% African American
10% Native American
5% Asian & Pacific Islander American
Of the Governor appointed five Bates Technical College Board of Trustees, the statistical representation as of July 1, 2018:
80% Caucasian American (Non-Hispanic) 60% Female
20% African American 40% Male
Of the thirteen KBTC Association Board of Directors, the statistical representation as of July 2018:
69% Caucasian American (Non-Hispanic) 38% Female
23% African American 62% Male
8% Asian American
Non-Discrimination Statement Bates Technical College, the license holder for KBTC Public Television
Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates’ non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to: For student and employee matters, Human Resources Generalist, Downtown Campus A326, 253.680.7180.
Member List Policy
Individuals are KBTC Public Television’s single most important source of support, and our relationship with our members is the highest expression of our mutual commitment to the KBTC mission: enrich lives through programs and services that entertain, educate, inspire and are locally relevant. As such, KBTC does not share, sell, rent, or trade the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers of its members or former members with other organizations including political organizations or candidates.
Third Party Vendors
KBTC uses third party vendors to update member mailing addresses and telephone numbers, to print and mail letters, to process payments, to place calls to members, to answer member calls, and for other services related to communicating with members and former members. In no case do these vendors retain the member information or use it for any purpose other than that specified by KBTC.
Using Names from Other Organizations
KBTC does not sell, rent, or trade its own member list. However, in order to build our base of support, KBTC periodically rents or purchases list from other organizations to reach prospective members.
KBTC will not rent or purchase lists from political parties or candidates for political office.
KBTC will not rent lists from organizations where such an association may harm the goodwill and trust between KBTC and its members.
Complying with Accepted Standards
In its fundraising practices, KBTC complies with the laws and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, the Communications Act, the policies of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the laws of the State of Washington, and the regulations of the United States Postal Service.
(This statement is effective April 17, 2014.)
CPB Community Service Grant (CSG) Compliance
As a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Service Grant (CSG) recipient, Bates Technical College and KBTC present this information and documentation to ensure transparency in business matters to the general public.
KBTC is a service of Bates Technical College. Located in Tacoma, Washington. Bates is the largest technical college in the state. Here is a link to the Bates Technical College Board of Trustees. https://batestech.edu/about-bates/college-governance/
The Bates Technical College Board of Trustees hold the license and serves as the Board of Directors for KBTC. Click here for a copy of the Board Handbook.
Open Meetings Policy
The Board of Trustees of Bates Technical College has regular meeting dates. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. at the Downtown Campus in the Clyde Hupp Board Room, unless otherwise noted. Click here (https://batestech.edu/about-bates/college-governance/board-meeting-schedule/) for more information about the meetings including past meeting minutes.
The meetings dates of the Board of Trustees will be posted on the KBTC website. The schedule and written notices of cancelled meetings is handled by the Office of the President of Bates Technical College. Below are the dates of the meetings for 2018-2019. Cancellations can be found at the link above on the Bates Technical College website.
Board of Trustees Meeting Dates 2019
Purposes and Rules of Executive Session / Closed Meeting
The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in Washington State Law – RCW 42.30.110(1):
a) (not applicable to education)
b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase…;
c) to consider the minimum process at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease…;
d) to review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts…’
e) (not applicable to education)
f) to receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or employee;
g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee;
h) to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office;
i) to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, …. or litigation or potential litigation ….
No action is taken during Executive (Closed) Session.
Bates Technical College Board of Trustees – KBTC Governing Board
Cathy Pearsall-Stipek, Chair
Christina Blocker, Vice Chair
Anthony (Tony) Anderson
Community Advisory Board
KBTC Public Television is owned and operated by a state technical college and therefore is not required to have a Community Advisory Board.
KBTC Station Management
DeAnne Hamilton - General Manager
Sherri Stanton - Director of Development
Darin Gerchak - Director of Engineering
Vicki Valdez - KBTC Financial Officer
Phil Kane - Director of Programming & Creative Services
Adrienne Loska - Manager of On-Air Fundraising
Tom Layson - Managing Editor & Host, Northwest Now
Alyssa Torrez - Community Engagement Manager
Jonathan Lindsay - Manager of Individual Giving
John Pantoya - Corporate Support Manager
Steve Newsom – Chief Engineer
KBTC Association Board:
The KBTC Association Board of Directors governs the 501(c)(3) responsible for ensuring KBTC has the resources necessary to deliver local programs and services that define, unite, and empower the community.
The KBTC Association meets once a month on the second Wednesday. Meetings begin at noon unless otherwise posted.
Michael Carney, Treasurer
Mark Siegel, President
Dave Turk, Vice President
Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College
Tony Anderson, Bates Technical College Trustee
KBTC Association Board of Directors Meeting Dates 2018
The KBTC Association Board meets at the station located at 2320 South 19th Street in Tacoma, Washington unless otherwise noted. The meetings begin at 12:00.
January 10, 2018
February 14, 2018
March 14, 2018
April 11, 2018
May 9, 2018
June 13, 2018 – Board Retreat
July 11, 2018
August 8, 2018
September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
December 12, 2018