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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 (Chair)



Shelly Arnberger (Vice-Chair)

Great Bend 


Helen Hands (Secretary)



Robert LaPierre (Treasurer)



Randall Weller (Chair Emeritus)

Hill City 


Peggy Anschutz



Lance Bickle



Tom Wasinger 



Kyle Stringham



Nick Levendofsky



Brynae Thompson



Michael Moeder



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BOD Meeting Dates

Thursday, July 18, 2024, the SHPBS Board of Directors will meet at 11 AM at 219 W 10th St., Hays, KS and 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 is Seeking Members!

The Community Advisory Board is currently seeking additional members. If you are interested in serving on the CAB or would like additional information, please contact Betsy Schwien at

Community Advisory Board Members

Smoky Hills PBS’ community engagement efforts with its viewers and supporters would not be possible without the help of the Community Advisory Board (CAB). This active group of volunteer leaders is the station's eyes and ears of the community and plays an integral part of the planning and implementation of many the stations’ outreach programs.

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

Shirley Ney, Hays

Shirley Arnberger, Colby

CAB is a standing committee composed of persons representative of communities served by Smoky Hills PBS.  The CAB reviews the programming goals established by Smoky Hills PBS, the service provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station.

CAB Meeting Dates

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, the SHPBS Community Advisory Board met.



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.


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