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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 provides independent, local journalism to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest with in-depth coverage of our region’s key issues.

Who We Are

Cascade Public Media is a community-licensed, publicly supported media organization committed to public interest journalism, quality programming and community activities to increase civic engagement.

KCTS delivers a wide variety of public television programming over-the-air and online. In partnership with PBS, BBC, American Public Television and more, we feature the best in news, documentaries, drama and educational children’s programming.

Crosscut’s team of local journalists provides context and analysis on the issues shaping our region. With teams focused on news and politics, arts and culture, science and environment, and race and equity, Crosscut goes in-depth to help people understand our corner of the world and how they can be a part of shaping it for the better.

Our mission is – 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.