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.

KBTC on the FCC Website, KCKA on the FCC Website


Information concerning authorization, licensing, ownership, applications, contour maps, etc.
Icon KBTC Annual EEOC Report (180.6 KB) 2016-2017 EEOC Report Click icon to read
Icon 2018 Midterm EEO (252.6 KB)
Icon 2017 - 2018 Annual EEO Report (27.2 KB)


You can click to download this file here.

Icon Latest CPB Content Service Report (1.6 MB)

Icon KBTC Local-Content-and-Service-Report-2017-02-15-18.docx (791.2 KB) 2017 KBTC Annual Local Content & Service Report To the Community

Icon 2016 Content and Service Report (419.9 KB)


The Public and Broadcasting

An online handbook available at the FCC website

Annual Financial Reports

Icon CPB AFR For 2018 (881.7 KB)


Icon KBTC Annual Financial Statement 2017-2018 (178.9 KB)


Icon 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.


Donor Lists

Donor names/lists will not be sold, rented, loaned, traded, or otherwise transferred to outside parties.  KBTC will periodically remind contributors or donors of this privacy policy.

Privacy Policy:

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.

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 ( 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

January 28

February 25

March 25

April 22

May 28

Jun 24


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

Layne Bladow

Heather Moss


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.

Carla Santorno

Brad Berger

Teresa Bergeson

Michael Carney, Treasurer

Dean Hanks

Dona Ponepinto

Peter Sayah

Mark Siegel, President

George Thornhill

Dave Turk, Vice President

Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College

Tony Anderson, Bates Technical College Trustee

DeAnne Hamilton

Diane Tilstra

Lua Pritchard

Christina Blocker

Heather Moss

KBTC Association Board

2019 Meeting Schedule


January 9, 2019

February 13, 2019 – Committee Break-out

March 13, 2019

April 10, 2019 – Committee Break-out

May 8, 2019

June 12, 2019 - Retreat

July 10, 2019

August 14, 2019 – Committee Break-out

September 11, 2019

October 9, 2019 – Committee Break-out

November 13. 2019

December 11, 2019 – Committee Break-out






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