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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

Joe Robben, Victoria (Chair)

Josh Waddell, Hays (Vice-Chair)

Shelly Arnberger, Great Bend (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

Helen Hands, Hays

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BOD Meeting Dates

Monday, June 27, 2022, the Board of Directors will meet at 1:30 PM via Zoom.

To obtain a Zoom link, please email

Thursday, July 21, 2022, the Board of Directors will meet at 1 PM in Hays, KS.  

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

Finance Committee Meeting

Monday, June 6, 2022, the Finance Committee will meet at 1:30 PM via Zoom.

Contact for access to the zoom link.

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

CAB Meeting Dates


Next meeting, TBA

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.