April 28, 2022 – The Independent Public Television Station Association announces the election of new officers. Chair: Darren LaShelle, President and CEO of Northern California Public Media – comprised of KRCB PBS in Sonoma County and KPJK TV in San Mateo, CA. Vice Chair: Royal Aills, General Manager of RSU TV, a service of Rogers State University, in Claremore, OK.
LaShelle and Aills will lead the group for the next two years, coordinating efforts of America’s differentiated public television stations and independent CPB supported stations. They will represent IPTSA on the Public Television Affinity Group Coalition.
For more information, contact Dianne Mahanes at 707-584-2032
About IPTSA: IPTSA supports public television licensees who operate public television services either independently of PBS membership, or as PDP stations in their markets. The group meets electronically on a regular basis and works to share best practices and advocate on behalf of its member stations.
About the AGC: The Public Television Affinity Group Coalition (AGC) was founded to serve as a forum for addressing system-wide issues of interest to public television stations. It is a station-led coalition of two representatives each from public television’s major affinity groups – member organizations that represent public television stations based on licensee type, community size and service profile.