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Smoky Hills PBS: 40 Years In Your Neighborhood

Smoky Hills PBS has now been "In Your Neighborhood" for 40 years!  

Thanks to viewers like you we have been found on your television screens, in your community with special events, in classrooms with PBS KIDS and PBS Learning Media, and even at your fingertips with our NEW Smoky Hills PBS app. 

Times have changed throughout our 40 years, but one thing has been consistent .. The LOVE we have for our viewers and friends!   


Hear What Our Friends Are Saying ....

Viewer & Underwriter Testimonial
Smoky Hills PBS Viewer Testimonial
Smoky Hills PBS Former Membership Director
Smoky Hills PBS Board Member I Viewer Testimonial


Get To Know SHPBS Staff and Board Members In Your Neighborhood ...

Meet Les, Senior Producer/Director

Les Kinderknecht

Senior Producer/Director

Meet Helen, a SHPBS Board Member

Helen Hands



Meet Alexis

Alexis Ward

Membership Assistant

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Samantha Duckworth

Director of Traffic

Meet Audrey Smoky Hills PBS Program Director

Audrey Parsons

Director of Programming

Meet Betsy Schwien, General Manager of SHPBS

Betsy Schwien

General Manager

Meet Kelli - Director of Finance and Administration

Kelli King

Director of Finance 

and Administration

Meet Peggy Anschutz

Peggy Anschutz

Board Member

Meet our employee, Max

Maximillian Aguiar


Meet Michael

Michael Quade

Director of Broadcasting

Meet Josh, SHPBS Board Member

Josh Waddell


Employee Spotlight - Meet Haley

Haley Gagnon

Accounting Assistant / Special Events Coordinator

Meet Thomas

Thomas Standley

Chief Operator

Meet Chuck, Senior Sales and Underwriting Associate

Chuck Becker

Senior Sales / Underwriting Associate

Meet Amanda

Amanda Smith

Director of Marketing

Meet Randall, SHPBS Board Member

Randall Weller

BOARD MEMBER (Chair-Emeritus)

Meet Mary Ann

Mary Ann Tanking


Meet Sara - Sales Associate

Sara Oberle

Senior Sales / Underwriting Associate

Meet Kyle - SHPBS Board Member

Kyle Stringham

Board Member

40 Years

40 for 40

Contributing to our 40 Years “In Your Neighborhood” Fund is one of the most effective ways you can support SHPBS and public media in Central and Western Kansas.  It promotes a promise to the future of Smoky Hills PBS.  

YES - COUNT ME IN -> $40 to honor 40 Years!

3 ways to make your donation:

  1. Online by clicking the button below
  2. By phone:  1-800-337-4788
  3. By Mail:  Click the button below to send in your 40 for 40 slip with your check or money order

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