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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.

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)

Kathy Sexson, Garden City (Vice-Chair)

Shelly Arnberger, Great Bend (Secretary)

Mary Anderson, Hays (Treasurer)

Randall Weller, Hill City (Chair Emeritus)

Amy Hernandez, Salina

Cynthia Elliott, Hays

MaryAnn Tanking, Salina

Brynae Thompson, Paradise

Josh Waddell, Hays

Kelly K. Easton, Dodge City

Peggy Anschutz, Victoria

Kathleen Whitley, Garden City

Meeting Dates


Monday, August 17, 2020, at 10am, the GM Hiring Committee of the Smoky Hills PBS Board of Directors will be meeting via Zoom.

For a link to join the meeting, email quadem@shptv.org


September 17, 2020, at 1PM, location TBD

November 19, 2020, at 1PM, location TBD

January 21, 2021 at 1PM, location TBD


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)
Pat Harberer, Russell
Gladys Baird, Bunker Hill
Jackie Burton, Russell
Lana Green, Bunker Hill
Thelma Hutchinson, Hoisington
Francis Mahoney, Stockton
Pat Peck, Bunker Hill
Elzina Scott, Russell
Edie Siemers, Rusell
Diane Waymaster, Bunker Hill
Meg Zweifel, Waldo
Don Burton, Russell

Meeting Dates

October 28, 2020, at 9am the Smoky Hills PBS Community Advisory Board will meet in Bunker Hill. Meeting Place TBD.