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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 extend allowed by law. You may contact the Washington Secretary of State at 800.332.4483 or visit for more information.