Protect My Public Media

Support What You Love

Protect My Public Media is a grassroots collaboration of local public radio and television stations, national distributors, producers, viewers, listeners and others who support a strong public media system in the United States. The goal of the campaign is to activate audiences to support federal funding for public media by taking a stand for the local stations and programs they love.

We hope you’ll take action to support KCTS 9 and other public broadcasting stations in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.

Did You Know?

Public media stations are independent, locally owned and operated, and are a vital source of regional news and information for the communities they serve. These stations receive annual grants directly from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that make up an important part of the mix of revenue supporting their work, which also includes individual viewer contributions, corporate sponsorship support and other grants.

Public media funding is a small part of the federal budget — about one hundredth of one percent of the federal budget, or approximately $1.35 per American citizen per year. Getting rid of this funding would have no impact on the nation’s debt. It would only hurt the local stations you watch and listen to everyday. And this funding is irreplaceable. It allows your radio and TV stations to give you the best educational, news and music programming that you can’t find anywhere else.

Here are ways for you to stand up for the local programs and stations you love through Protect My Public Media:

  • Sign up as an official supporter at, where you can learn more about legislation and budgets affecting our local stations.
  • Share your personal public media testimonial or story.
  • Like Protect My Public Media on Facebook.
  • Follow Protect My Public Media on Twitter.
  • Spread the wordsend a note to a friend to let them know about
  • Keep informed — sign up to receive an alert when your involvement can make a critical difference.
  • Send a letter to your elected officials, urging them to support funding for public media.