Home Fires, Season 2 Cliffhanger

Although Home Fires garnered interest and showed some success for ITV – the production company that made the show – in May of 2016 it was decided that it would not be renewed for another season. Masterpiece has provided the … Continued

Your Local Support Is Important to Us 

Dear Friends,
As I write this month’s column, we just recently completed our June membership drive — the final pledge drive of our fiscal year. If you renewed your membership or sent an additional gift during our year-end campaign, thank you! We … Continued

Washington Week Has Moved to Sunday!

With the 24 hour news cycle – including our own PBS NewsHour upstaging Washington Week during the week, and very low ratings, we could no longer justify Washington Week on our main channel in prime time. For Friday viewers, however, … Continued

Season 3 of A Place to Call Home!

Once again, A Place to Call Home ended on a cliffhanger, and viewers are wondering what will happen next! Fortunately, SOPTV has already secured licensing for the next season, and will start airing episodes on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17! … Continued

Dear Friends, Thank You!

As we enter our 40th year of service to southern Oregon, I’m reminded of people like you who have made KSYS and KFTS and our many translators possible. Thank you! Together, we’ve accomplished a great deal providing local programming and … Continued

Forty Years of Service

This month your Southern Oregon Public Television celebrates its 40th year of bringing you the best television on television.
It all began in May of 1927 when Philo Farnsworth transmitted television pictures as part of a prototypical television system. By 1947 … Continued

Max’s Mission – Overdose Outreach Meeting

Max’s Mission is an outreach program to spread awareness of Naloxone – a medication used to stop the effects of opioids, especially in an overdose. The program was started by Max’s parents after their son passed away from an overdose … Continued