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About PBS Charlotte

WTVI PBS Charlotte has served citizens in the Carolinas for fifty years. On August 27, 1965, WTVI began broadcasting “Your Stories” about “Your Community” on “Your PBS Charlotte”.

PBS Charlotte is licensed by Central Piedmont Community College and offers high quality, noncommercial, educational programs. PBS broadcasts include award-winning children’s programming, ground-breaking documentaries and original performances.

PBS Charlotte features locally produced programs that tell “Your Stories” about “Your Community”.

“Your PBS Charlotte” station reaches over 1.1 million households across 13 counties in the central Piedmont region. PBS Charlotte actively supports local education, highlights local cultural events and promotes citizenship across all electronic media platforms to serve the public interest and further the mission of its parent institution, Central Piedmont Community College.

Vision, Mission and Values


PBS Charlotte will be our region's first choice for public media and a catalyst for continuous improvement.


Channeling curiosity and connecting communities.


People trust PBS Charlotte to provide programs of quality that engage the mind and spirit, that promote personal growth and lifelong learning, and that connect the community. People also want PBS Charlotte to be a safe haven for children.

In order to maintain this trust, PBS Charlotte staff upholds the qualities of trust (respect for the viewer), quality (high production standards), intelligence (programs that challenge the mind), balance (impartial, factual, little “spin”), uniqueness (different, unusual focus), and variety (diversity in genre, perspective, and niche).

Organizational Information

Board of Trustees Meetings

PBS Charlotte makes information available of open meetings of the licensee of WTVI–the governing Board of Trustees of the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC)–to interested members of the public. To see CPCC Board of Trustees members and 2015 meeting dates please visit: Board of Trustees — Central Piedmont Community College.

The meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be in compliance with North Carolina General Statue 143-Article 33C Meetings of Public Bodies. A closed session is permitted as specified by General Statute 143-318.11 and may be held in any meeting upon a majority vote of the members present.

Such minutes and accounts shall be Public Records within the meaning of the Public Records Law, G.S. 132-1 et seq.; provided, however, that minutes or an account of a closed session conducted in compliance with G.S. 143-318.11 may be withheld from public inspection so long as public inspection would frustrate the purpose of a closed session.

WTVI PBS Charlotte Community Advisory Council Members


Robin Cochran
Wilton Connor
Susan Cybulski
Donna De Molina
Christina Kropac
Laura Little
Diane Lumpkin Peery
J. Brandon Neal
Patricia “Patty” Norman
Sally Saussy
DeAlva Wilson

PBS Charlotte / CPCC Orginational Chart

View the PBS Charlotte/CPCC Organizational Chart

Diversity Statement

Diversity is an important part of WTVI PBS Charlotte’s identity. Equity is our strategic priority.
Inclusivity is our promise and constant mission. We belong to a team that celebrates the visible
and invisible qualities that makes us who we are. Together, we turn challenges into
opportunities to learn, work and lead differently. 

WTVI PBS Charlotte works to ensure that its workforce and governing boards reflect the
diversity found in the communities it serves. Central to WTVI’s mission, vision and values is
maintaining a governing and workplace environment which recognizes and celebrates the
power of diversity. WTVI strives to create and foster a supportive environment in which all
individuals can be successful and reach their full potential within the organization.

WTVI PBS Charlotte seeks a diverse workforce and governing body through distinct
personalities and capabilities of each individual within the group. On a personal level, the
diversity of an individual is defined by his or her cultural and personal differences, as well as life
and professional experiences.

WTVI PBS Charlotte believes that diversity considerations extend beyond race and gender. We
are a team dedicated to providing equitable access to all we have to offer. The spectrum of
diversity also includes disability, religious belief, age, culture, sexual orientation, physicality,
education and socio- economic status.

We learn and work with dynamic individuals who are committed to collaborative ways of
working and thinking. We invest in a culture of belonging where all are encouraged to use their
unique talents to pursue fulfilling educational, career, and life experiences. 

WTVI PBS Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and works to recruit a diverse work force
and explicitly forbid discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, or
any other legally protected classification.

Download the WTVI-PBS Charlotte’s CPB Community Service Grant (CSG) 2017-2018 Annual Review