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Our Members


Membership is open to organizations who have service to public television licensees or subsets thereof as their primary mission, and who show proof that the organization and its elected representatives are authorized by the entity's licensee members to participate and to represent its membership.

The Members of the Affinity Group Coalition are:

  • Independent Public Television Stations Association*
  • Joint Licensee Group (JLG)
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)*
  • Organization for State Broadcasting Executives (OSBE)*
  • Small Station Association (SSA)*
  • University Licensee Association (ULA)*
  • Public Television Major Market Group (PTMMG)


* indicates a Founding Member, considered permanent and remains so as long as membership criteria are met





The AGC has the following standing committee:

  • Professional Development

The following committees are installed and convene as needed:

  • Governance & Nominating
  • Communication
  • State & University Funding
  • Advocacy
  • Editorial

Through the Editorial Committee, the AGC is actively involved in the Editorial Integrity Project.

Our Representatives


Amy Shaw, Chair

Jim Rademaker, Vice-Chair

Ed Ulman, Immediate Past-Chair

Professional Development Committee Chair

  • Isabel Reinert, WPSU / University Park, PA

Independent Public Television Stations Association

  • Darren LaShelle, Northern California Public Media / Rohnert Park, CA
  • Laura Hunter, Utah Education Network / Salt Lake City, UT

Joint Licensee Group

  • Jim Rademaker, WGVU Public Media / Grand Rapids, MI
  • Anthony Padgett, WOSU / Columbus, OH

National Educational Telecommunications Association

  • Courtney Pledger, Arkansas PBS / Conway, AR
  • Rich Homberg, Detroit Public Television / Detroit, MI

Organization for State Broadcasting Executives

  • Polly Anderson, OETA / Oklahoma City, OK
  • Marta Bechtol, Wisconsin ECB / Madison, WI

Small Station Association

  • Vickie Lawson, East Tennessee PBS / Knoxville, TN
  • David Brinkley, WKU / Bowling Green, KY

University Licensee Association

  • Jack Gibson, AZPM / Tucson, AZ
  • Isabel Reinert, WPSU / University Park, PA

Public Television Major Market Group 

  • Amanda Mountain, Rocky Mountain PBS / Denver, CO
  • Amy Shaw, Nine PBS / St. Louis, MO