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KBTC Public Information

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.

2021-2022 Annual EEO Report

2020-2021 Annual EEO Report

2019-2020 Annual EEO Report

KBTC Local Content and Service Report 2022

KBTC Local Content and Service Report 2021

KBTC Local Content and Service Report 2020

KBTC Local Content and Service Report 2019

KBTC local Content and Service Report 2018

KBTC Local Content and Service Report 2017

The Public And Broadcasting (an online handbook available at the FCC website)

KBTC - KCKA Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Program Report


2022 Annual Financial Report

2022 Annual Financial Statements

2021 Annual Financial Report

2021 Audited Financial Statements

2020 Annual Financial Report 

2020 Audited Financial Statements

For Closed Captioning comments or concerns, please contact Phil Kane, Director of Programming, by e-mail or at 253-680-7700. 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


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

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.)

The Board of Trustees of Bates Technical College has regular meeting dates. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. All the Board of Trustees meetings are virtual due to COVID-19.  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 2020-2021. Cancellations can be found at the link above on the Bates Technical College website.



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.


Click Here For KBTC PBS Member Certification 2022-2023 Information


Bates Technical College Board of Trustees – KBTC Governing Board

Heather Moss, Trustee


Florence Chang, Trustee

Layne Bladow, President

Christina Blocker, Trustee


Tom George, Trustee


Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College

Bates Technical College Board of Trustees Meetings 2022: All meetings start at 2pm on all dates (Due to COVID-19 all meetings are virtual)

January 31st

February 28th

March 28th

April 25th

May 23rd

June 27th

July 25th

August (TBD Board Retreat)

September 26th

October 24th

December 12th

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 - 

Vicki Valdez - Director of Financial Services - 

Phil Kane - Director of Programming & Creative Services - 

Steve Newsom - Chief Engineer - 

Tom Layson - Managing Editor & Host Northwest Now 

Sherri Stanton - Director of Development - 

Brianne Knudson - Associate Director of Development - 

Adrienne Loska - Associate Director of Marketing & Digital Assets.  - 

Isabela Reed - Community Engagement Manager - 

Jim Belsvig - Assistant 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
Teresa Bergeson
Mark Siegel, President
Dave Turk, Vice President
Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College
DeAnne Hamilton
Diane Tilstra
Savannah O'Malley

Jesus Villegas

Dan Wirth

Phillip Ornstil, Secretary


KBTC Association Board of Directors Meeting Dates 2023
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 11, 2023 – Zoom, 12:00 start time


February 8, 2023 – Committee Break-out – In Person, 11:30 start time

March 8, 2023 – Zoom, 12:00 start time         

April 12, 2023 – Committee Break-out - In Person, 11:30 start time

May 10, 2023 – Zoom, 12:00 start time

June 14, 2023 – Board Retreat – TBD

July 12, 2023 – Zoom, 12:00 start time

August 9, 2023 – Committee Break-out - In Person, 11:30 start time

September 13, 2023 – Zoom, 12:00 start time

October 11, 2023 – Committee Break-out - In Person, 11:30 start time

November 8, 2023 – Zoom, 12:00 start time

December 13, 2023 – Committee Break-out - In Person, 11:30 start time