Since ValleyPBS first went on the air in April of 1977, the Station has been committed to enriching the lives of Valley residents through a combination of educational and entertaining programming and solid community outreach and service. As the Central Valley’s only community licensed public television station, ValleyPBS has delivered exceptional television to homes from Merced to Bakersfield. The Station reaches more than 94% of households with a television in our service area and broadcasts more than 70 hours of quality, research-based children’s programming each week. In addition to the core line-up of PBS signature programming, ValleyPBS also purchases and broadcasts a host of additional series and fan favorites like Doc Martin, Father Brown, Huell Howser’s California’s Gold and others.  Moreover, the Station produces local documentaries that bring light to important Valley issues as well as a weekly show highlighting agriculture – Valley’s Gold.


ValleyPBS is the Valley’s Preschool, Classroom, Stage for the Arts and Lens for Exploration, pointing citizens of all ages to destinations where their interests will be served, their spirits lifted and their voices and perspectives heard.


ValleyPBS enriches, educates and strengthens our diverse Valley community through the power of public service media.

Station Management

Lorenzo Rios, President/CEO

Nancy Borjas, Director of Administrative Operations

Gary Renner, Director of Leadership Giving

Jaime Gonzalez, Chief Engineer

Steven Lee, Broadcast Operations Manager

Jose Moreno, Production Manager

Allison Hopkins, Children’s Services/Events Manager

Shatera Sangster, Digital Services Manager

ValleyPBS Board of Directors

Karen Musson – Chair

Lorenzo Rios – Vice Chair

Jose Plascencia – Immediate Past Chair / Interim Secretary

Jody Graves – Financial Officer

Celeste Barron – Kings County Board Member

Debra Bradley – Fresno County Board Member

Deborah Lagomarsino– Tulare County Board Member

James Shekoyan – Fresno County Board Member

Michelle Allison  Chair of Community Advisory Board 

William Lyles – Director Emeritus

Community Advisory Board

Michelle W. Allison, Chair – Merced County

Deborah Adair, Vice Chair – Madera County

Michael Alvarez  Tulare County

Rosemary Caso  Tulare County

Gary Chahil — Fresno County 

Thomas Whit-Ellis – Fresno County

Murray Farber – Fresno County

Doug Morris – Fresno County

Kara Pierce – Member at Large

Linda Tucker, Nominations Committee – Kings County

Debbie Walker – Kings County

Street Address

ValleyPBS 1544 Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93721

Member Hotline

1(800) 801-6500 (559) 266-1800 ext. 300
Email the Membership Hotline

Viewer Comments

(559) 266-1800
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