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.
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