Thank you for attending the September Accelerent Breakfast powered by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance.
I would like to thank my Accelerent Partners and their guests for embracing the Accelerent nonprofit initiative launched in January 2013. As a collective, we have made an impact in our community and have provided support to several local nonprofit organizations. At the breakfast in June we introduced Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Heart of America Chapter and encouraged you to attend the KC Wine Opener. Today I want to shift your attention to KCPT Public Television 19.
KCPT Public Television 19 isn’t your father’s public television station. There is more than you realize going on under the big tower in midtown Kansas City! KCPT is reinventing public media in Kansas City to better serve the community through high quality television, fiercely independent local journalism & AAA radio shining a spotlight on KC’s best local talent.
How is KCPT accomplishing this?
Locally Focused Television Programming
o On a national level, some of the best television around- the Downton Abbey, Frontline, Newshour and Sesame Street
o Focusing on issues, topics and stories that matter with shows like Ruckus, Kansas City Week in Review & Arts Upload
The Hale Center for Journalism
o 100% regionally focused, digital news service with stories being distributed online and via social media.
o Stories of entrepreneurs, education and healthcare, science & innovation- all happening right here at home.
o Providing our community with the information it needs to participate in the economic, political and cultural life of our community.
The Bridge- 90.9 FM
o An NPR Music station with a focus on the promotion of local arts and the development of a vibrant local music scene.
o Broad playlist featuring everything from Bob Dylan to the Avett Brothers with local favorites like The Grisly Hand & John Velghe.
o 909 Sessions- exclusive music performances and musician interviews offered to individual & corporate supporters.
KCPT, like our Accelerant group, believes in the power of engagement to improve our community. A region engaged in the sharing of information and culture will create a civic and business community that will benefit us all in many ways. Today I ask that you engage with KCPT as a corporate partner or an individual member. To learn more and to schedule a tour of the studios, please contact:
Rebecca Johnson, Senior Account Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Ted Place, Executive Director for Community Development
Thank you for embracing the Accelerent nonprofit initiative. As a collective, we can make an impact in our community by providing support to local nonprofit organizations like KCPT Public Television 19.