KVIE is dedicated to providing world-class service to our members. The answer to your question could very well be found on this page. If it’s not, feel free to send us an email.
FAQs About Member Services
Programs produced by KVIE such as ViewFinder or Rob on the Road can be purchased with a credit card at our online store at shopkvie.org or by calling (916) 641-3500.
To purchase copies of PBS programs such as Nature and NOVA, call (800) 328-7171 or visit shoppbs.org.
To purchase copies of any of Huell Howser program such as California’s Gold, Road Trip, or California’s Golden Parks you can visit the Huell Howser Archives at Chapman University.
FAQs About Our Pledge Drives
Delivery generally takes about four to six weeks from the time we receive payment (excluding concert tickets). As a non-profit organization, KVIE has neither the storage capacity nor the financial capability to pre-order pledge items and carry a large inventory like a retail business. Orders for the exact number of gifts are placed to a vendor within days of the pledge being taken. You will receive notification via mail if there is a significant delay beyond the average four to six week time frame.
Concert tickets are sent First Class mail about two to three weeks prior to the event (with full payment by charge card). If you have not received your tickets a week prior to the concert, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (916) 641-3500.
FAQs About Our Programming and Broadcasting
Over the air – if you have a digital TV or a digital converter box you can watch KVIE2 with a good roof antenna. You’ll find KVIE2 at 6.2.
Basic Cable – In Sacramento County on Comcast 7 and in Sacramento and Placer counties on SureWest 7.
Digital Cable – Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto market on digital cable: Comcast 190 and Charter 286.
DirecTV and Dish Network do not currently carry KVIE2.
The program listings for KVIE2 are available online.
FAQs About Supporting KVIE
You can choose to support KVIE as a KVIE Sustainer – an automatic ongoing monthly member. Thank you gifts are available to KVIE Sustainers up to the donation value promoted for that gift. Event tickets are rarely available.
To start the monthly contribution, call (916) 641-3500 and provide your checking account information or credit card number along with the amount you would like to charge each month. For the checking account we need the routing number and account number for electronic funds transfer or we will accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit cards.
KVIE Sustainer is available to all members at a minimum of $5 a month.
You receive the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting public television with an ongoing dependable source of revenue and in return you’ll continue to receive the members programming guide, any thank you gifts applicable to the level of your support, the Members’ Program Preference Poll and each year you’ll receive our annual acknowledgement of net contributions at the end of January for tax purposes.
Volunteers are needed in almost every department of the station. To apply, first complete the Volunteer Application.
All potential volunteers must have an application on file in order to be considered for any position. If a volunteer match is made, we will contact you to determine your availability. We will hold your application for six months.
We are constantly seeking energetic phone bank groups for our membership pledge drives.
Here is how to get involved:
First – call to book a pledge date that works for your group’s calendar. Once you have booked your own shift via telephone, you’ll receive a confirmation package.
Second – start recruiting your 16 volunteers from your friends, family and coworkers (ages 16 and older). Return your completed roster of volunteer names to KVIE.
Third – arrive at KVIE on your designated date and we’ll take you through all of the training for the telephones and computers. We’ll even provide snacks and coffee!
Contact the KVIE Volunteer Coordinator at (916) 641-3593 to sign up today. But hurry – time slots fill up quickly!
Matching gifts are an excellent way to increase your support of KVIE Public Television here in the Central Valley and Sierra. Many companies match employee contributions to non-profits. As one of the most visible non-profits in the region KVIE enjoys the support of a number of local companies. Please check with your Human Resources office to see if your company participates in matching gift programs.
To set up your matching gift, obtain a form from your company’s Human Resources office. Next, fill out the form and turn it in to your company’s matching gifts coordinator. Your gift immediately starts working overtime to support your public television station.