Who We Are
We are PBS for Northern California and the Central Valley. Learn more about PBS KVIE’s history, management, volunteers, and members, and access our public information.
We are member-driven.
Over 52,000 members, from Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, the foothills, and everywhere in between, support us at every level. We know the power of people – member contributions make up 47 percent of our yearly budget. Our members make public television happen! Interested in supporting PBS KVIE and exploring the benefits of membership for yourself? Click here.
We have great volunteers.
Over 300 volunteers donate over 10,000 hours each year to help make great public television happen! Learn more about volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals.
We have been in the community for over 60 years.
We serve nearly 1.4 million households in our 16-county TV market, the nation’s 20th largest. We serve viewers in an additional 12 counties, reaching 28 of California’s 58 counties. We’ve been on air since February 23, 1959. Look back through 50 years of KVIE history here!) We launched our high-definition and digital service in June 2003, and we’ve added three more channels: KVIE2 (6.2), KVIE World (6.3), and KVIE PBS Kids (6.4). Click here for channel designations.
We are a nonprofit.
PBS KVIE is a 501(c)(3) organization and is also classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. KVIE's Tax ID: 94-1421463
We have a mission.
PBS KVIE’s mission is to inspire you to explore the world and connect with your community through the integrity of public media.
We seek out community input.
Our station management works with a volunteer board of directors and four community advisory boards. Learn more about our management and advisory boards here.
We are transparent.
We provide governance information to the public, as well as information required by the FCC.
- Learn when meetings are happening with our meeting schedule.
- View our FY19 Local Content and Service Report to the Community.
- View our FY18 Annual Financial Report to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- View our Audited Financial Statements for FY19.
- Learn more about our closed captioning, or contact our closed captioning hotline.
- Access our FY19 990 Tax Return.
- Read KVIE PTV comments in the Broadband Spectrum Docket.
- View our EEO FY2019 Public File.
- View our CPB Station Activities Benchmarking Study (SABS) Survey for FY18.
- View our CPB Station Activity Survey for FY18: