Our Members

Membership is open to organizations who have service to public television licenseesor 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 (JLA)
  • Major Market Group (MMG)*
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)*
  • Organization for State Broadcasting Executives (OSBE)*
  • Small Station Association (SSA)*
  • University Licensee Association (ULA)*

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


Our Representatives

Roy Clem, Chair

David Brinkley, Vice Chair

JoAnn Urofsky, Immediate Past Chair

  • Independent Public Television Stations Association
    David Brinkley, WKYU/Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
    Kim Johnson, KBDI/Colorado Public Television
  • Joint Licensee Group
    Moss Bresnahan, Illinois Public Media / Champaign-Urbana
    Greg Petrowich, WSIU / Carbondale
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association
    Ronnie Agnew, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
    Tom Rieland, WOSU Public Media / Columbus
  • Organization for State Broadcasting Executives
    Roy Clem, Alabama Public Television
    Ron Pisaneschi, Idaho Public Television
  • Public Television Major Market Group
    Jon Abbott, WGBH/Boston
    Lisa Shumate, Houston Public Media
  • Small Station Association
    Emily Loya, KCOS/El Paso
    Mark Stanislawski, Southern Oregon Public Television/Medford
  • University Licensee Association
    Franz Joachim, New Mexico PBS / Albuquerque
    Mary Pruess, Quad Cities PBS / Moline

*Eric Hyyppa (NETA and OSBE) provides staff and online support.

*APTS, CPB and PBS are included in AGC discussions.