Cascade Public Media

Mission: To Inspire a Smarter World.

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Goal: The nonprofit Cascade Public Media group helps expand community participation through our PBS member station KCTS 9, our digital news site, Crosscut and our year-round events. We help Northwest people learn, grow and make a difference.

In January 2016, KCTS Television and Crosscut became Cascade Public Media. This nonprofit, community-licensed, publicly supported organization remains committed to supporting social and civic engagement, arts and culture and education and family initiatives.

KCTS 9, which first went on the air in 1954, delivers a wide variety of programs including drama, news, documentaries, science, kids programming and other PBS favorites.

Founded in 2007, Crosscut tells stories and provides context and analysis that helps people understand our fast-changing region and how they can be a part of shaping it for the better.

Together, Crosscut and KCTS 9 support Cascade Public Media’s mission - To Inspire a Smarter World

Ways to get involved:

We are thrilled to be able to engage with members of the community who have a passion for our mission through volunteerism opportunities.

Cascade Public Media’s volunteer program helps support the work of the organization to build relationships with our current supporters as well as reach new audiences through events and community engagement.

There are many opportunities to help both Crosscut and KCTS 9 events and initiatives throughout the year. Volunteer roles range from in-office work like preparing mailings and organizing supplies to event set-up and break-down, registration and ushering.