Who pays for public media?

The biggest single source of revenue for public media entities is membership. Membership contributions to local stations and "friends of..." groups provide critical support for public media.

By law, 95% of CPB's appropriation from the federal government goes to support local television and radio stations, programming, and improvements to the public broadcasting system.

About CPB

CPB promotes the growth and development of public media in communities throughout America.

Programs & Projects

CPB awards grants to stations and independent producers to create programs and services.