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

JoAnn Urofsky, Chair

Rick Schneider, Vice Chair

Tom Rieland, Immediate Past Chair

  • Independent Public Television Stations Association
    Howard Blumenthal, MindTV
    David Brinkley, WKYU/Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
  • Joint Licensee Group
    Michael Walenta, WGVU / Grand Rapids
    Greg Petrowich, WSIU / Carbondale
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association
    Ronnie Agnew, Mississippi Public Broadcasting
    JoAnn Urofsky, WUSF/Tampa
  • Organization for State Broadcasting Executives
    Roy Clem, Alabama Public Television
    Larry Unger, Maryland Public Television
  • Public Television Major Market Group
    Jon Abbott, WGBH/Boston
    Rick Schneider, WETA/Arlington
  • Small Station Association
    Monica Reese, WLJT/Martin
    Mark Stanislawski, Southern Oregon Public Television
  • University Licensee Association
    Perry Metz, WTIU / Indiana University, Bloomington
    Mary Pruess, WQPT / Western Illinois University, Macomb

*Skip Hinton (NETA and OSBE) provides staff and online support.

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