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Board Of Directors

The corporation is governed by a board of directors who represent the coverage area. The corporation employs a general manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the station. The general manager is a non-voting member of the corporation and sits in an ex-officio capacity on all standing and ad hoc committees. The current Smoky Hills Public Television Board Members are listed below.

Board of Directors

Josh Waddell, Hays (Chair)

Shelly Arnberger, Great Bend (Vice-Chair)

Helen Hands, Hays (Secretary)

Kathleen Whitley, Garden City (Treasurer)

Randall Weller, Hill City (Chair Emeritus)

Amy Hernandez, Salina

MaryAnn Tanking, Salina

Brynae Thompson, Paradise

Peggy Anschutz, Victoria

Rob LaPierre, Colby

Rod Willis, Garden City

Lance Bickle, Hays

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BOD Meeting Dates

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, the Executive Committee met at 1 PM via Zoom.

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors went into closed (executive) session to consider matters relating to individual employee(s) during their meeting on November 15, 2022. 


Thursday, November 17th, 2022, the Board of Directors met at 1 PM at 1509 Fulton Terrace, Garden City, KS 67846.

The Board of Directors went into a closed (executive) session to consider matters relating to individual employee(s) during their meeting on November 17, 2022.

Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, the Finance Committee will meet at 2 PM via zoom.

To obtain a Zoom link, please email 

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board advises the station's board of directors on whether the station's programming and other significant policies are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station.

Community Advisory Board Members

Mary Pat Waymaster (Chair)
Lana Green, Bunker Hill
Francis Mahoney, Stockton
Diane Waymaster, Bunker Hill

Shirley Ney, Hays

Melba Witt, Norton

Karen LaPierre, Hoisington

Gail Robben, Victoria

CAB Meeting Dates

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the Community Advisory Board will meet at 1 PM at Smoky Hills PBS in Bunker Hill. 

The meeting will also be available via Zoom. To obtain a Zoom link, please email

Smoky Hills PBS is incorporated as a community licensed public television station. It is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3), not for profit corporation. The Board of Directors establishes the date, time and location for the annual meeting of the Corporation.