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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)

Mary Anderson, Hays (Treasurer)

Randall Weller, Hill City (Chair Emeritus)

Amy Hernandez, Salina

MaryAnn Tanking, Salina

Brynae Thompson, Paradise

Kelly K. Easton, Dodge City

Peggy Anschutz, Victoria

Kathleen Whitley, Garden City

Charlene Akers, Lyons

Meeting Dates


Board of Directors Meeting went into executive session to consider matters relating to individual employees on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

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)
Gladys Baird, Bunker Hill
Lana Green, Bunker Hill
Francis Mahoney, Stockton
Diane Waymaster, Bunker Hill
Meg Zweifel, Waldo

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.