I'm David Gordon, Executive Director of KEET-TV. Our fight to maintain our federal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has come to a favorable conclusion, with CPB adopting the following policy change: Effective immediately, if a grantee such as KEET falls below the minimum $800,000 that can be counted as community support but provides the only public television service to most of its coverage area population and is financially viable, it will continue to receive its federal funding. Thank you for writing to our members of Congress, to local officials and publications as well as to CPB itself. But above all, thank you for your financial support. Because of that support, KEET made the case to CPB that we do have the community support needed to demonstrate long-term financial viability. Now, it’s up to all of us to keep up that local support so we can be assured that the federal funding our communities has earned is preserved.
KEET-TV has a very proud history of being an important part of life here for 50 years. We serve our local communities with trusted news and programs that inspire, respect and educate our audience. We deliver this service through multiple outlets, including broadcast and digital media, adapting to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.
KEET-TV provides five distinct channels of programming: KEET-HD; PBS Kids; Create; FN/X (First Nations Experience); and World. These five channels include everything from Sesame Street, Wild Kratts and Let's Go Luna! to Masterpiece, Frontline, NOVA and American Experience. And there are the local productions that you help make possible like Addicts Among Us, North Coast Perspectives, Lost Coast Sessions, North Coast Cuisine, Live from the Old Steeple, Original Patriots, Searchlight Serenade and so much more. That is the essence of what we do: Bring programming of cultural, musical, educational and entertainment significance to people who would otherwise never see them.
We rely on financial support from our members and we would like to add YOU to our public television family. If you are not a member already I hope you'll consider joining as a Sustaining Member today. To find out more about becoming a KEET-TV member and membership benefits, or if you have any questions or comments about this site or about the services of your public television station, call (707) 445-0813, CLICK HERE to reach us via email, or write to us at PO Box 13, Eureka, CA, 95502. We look forward to hearing from you! And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
KEET-TV educates and enriches our communities by providing informative, entertaining programs and innovative outreach, creating public dialogue on local and global issues, and building vital community partnerships.