What is your favorite PBS or KCPT program and why?
Check, Please! is the program I enjoy the most. The show does a great job of highlighting local restaurants, covering not only the food and drink each restaurant serves, but also the price point, ambiance and service that
patrons can expect. In addition, the show’s host, Doug Frost, is a Master Sommelier. Doug does a great job of working in segments that simplify the sometimes complex world of wine.
What do you enjoy most about being involved with KCPT?
My experience with KCPT has been very rewarding due to the people involved with the organization. The staff, the Board of Directors and the Community Advisory Board are passionate about public television and the Kansas City community.
Why should people support KCPT?
There are numerous reasons to support KCPT, but a few of the most important reasons (in my mind) are as follows:
- KCPT fulfills the need for educational programming for children that is lacking on other television stations.
- KCPT is actively involved in tracking the local Kansas City community. Shows like The Local Show, KC Week in Review and Check, Please!, coupled with productions like the annual Celebration at the Station on Memorial Day weekend highlight KCPT’s commitment to Kansas City.
- State and local funding, both in Kansas and Missouri, has been substantially reduced.
- As people increasingly move away from cable (replacing it with digital antennas and online content), KCPT will continue to serve a larger role in people’s viewing experience. Currently, viewers can pick up three KCPT stations (KCPT, KCPT2 and KCPT Create) by using a digital antenna.