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Expand Your Community

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.

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KCTS 9 public media brings you the PBS experience of high-quality programming and local stories that entertain, inform and connect you with your community.

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Crosscut, the Northwest’s independent, nonprofit digital news site, serves the public with local stories that are in-depth and unique.

Our History

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

Tax Info

Cascade Public Media, which includes KCTS Television and Crosscut is registered under RCW 19.09 and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may contact the Washington Secretary of State at 800.332.4483 or visit for more information.