WTVI PBS Charlotte has served citizens in the Central Piedmont since it signed on the air on August 27, 1965. First licensed to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the license was transferred to an agency created by the school system and Mecklenburg County — the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Broadcasting Authority in 1981. The Federal Communications license was transferred to Central Piedmont Community College in July 2012.
PBS Charlotte currently offers high quality, noncommercial, educational programs and services ranging from award-winning children’s programming to groundbreaking documentaries and from original performances to informative local public service programming. PBS Charlotte reaches more than 1.1 million households in its 13-county service area in both North and South Carolina with three broadcast channels (WTVI-HD, Create and MHz Worldview) in addition to a cable educational channel and web services.
PBS Charlotte is Charlotte’s PBS service, providing education, culture, and citizenship across all electronic media platforms to serve the public interest and further the mission of its parent institution, Central Piedmont Community College.
- Meetings of the governing boards and advisory councils are open to the public. For a schedule and locations, click here.
- The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees for Central Piedmont Community College took place Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8AM. For applicable excerpts from the meetings of the CPCC Board of Trustees, click here.
- The last meeting of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Broadcasting Authority took place Thursday, August 23, 2012, at 4PM at the studios of PBS Charlotte. Click here for the meeting minutes.
WTVI PBS Charlotte Community Advisory Council Members
Mary Lou Babb
Donna de Molina
Dr. Kathy Drumm
Dr. Kevin McCarthy
Dr. Lynn Moretz
Patricia “Patty” Norman
William “Bill” Peele
Robert Pittenger, Jr.
James “Jim” Rogers
William “Bill” Walker
Dr. Tony Zeiss