KBTCexteriorKBTC is the South Sound’s Public Broadcasting Station. We are committed to telling local stories that aren’t being told anywhere else, serving underserved and diverse audiences, and connecting viewers with the people and ideas that shape our community.

We believe telling meaningful stories that have the power to educate and inspire others to become more active, engaged members of their community is important work. We address the ever-changing television landscape and explore how it will improve our lives, rather than clutter it.

Corporate Support

You can have your message seen and heard in an un-cluttered environment by loyal viewers that recognize the sponsors of their favorite programs and reward those companies with their patronage.  You can increase your organization’s visibility and strengthen your corporate image by establishing an association with Public Broadcasting’s reputation for excellence, prestige, and commitment to education and public service.

Our Viewers

KBTC is available to 1.8 million TV households and 3.0 million viewers in Western Washington, British Columbia and Oregon.

We reach an audience that is affluent, educated, and influential… audiences in which more than 3/4 are adults 35 years of age or older, 76% homeowners and half have an annual household income of $50,000 or more. It is an audience that is difficult to reach anywhere else.


mrrogersMission – Vision – Values

In America’s line-up of 200+ television channels, there is a place that’s quieter, less rambunctious, less coarse and much less commercial. That place is public television. Here is a place where you can think, ponder and explore – complete with all of the laughs, smiles, tears and surprises of great television programs.

This is the place where generations of parents have entrusted their children’s viewing. The place where generations of kids have learned to read, write and socialize within the safe boundaries of Sesame Street, Mister Rogers Neighborhood and scores of other, award-winning children’s shows.

This is the place where music and dance performances from around the world have enthralled. Nature and science have captivated. News and public affairs has enlightened. And pitchmen are conspicuously absent.

This is the place where our world, with all of its beauty and hiccups, comes into view and review. Come along and explore with us.


KBTC public television enriches lives through programs and services that entertain, educate, inspire and are locally relevant. Our programs reflect the diverse values and perspectives of Western Washington communities.


KBTC public television (media) is an active member of the community – spreading awareness, promoting change and illuminating the paths of discussion and growth. We engage, entertain and inform our viewers as citizens, not as consumers.


We are dedicated to lifelong learning. From the innocence of youth to the wisdom of age, our programs and community partnerships invite each person to explore the diversity of the arts, sciences, literature and humanities. We seek clarity of all points of view, maintaining traditional journalistic integrity and thoughtful debate.