Our Members

Membership is open to organizations who have service to public television licensees or 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)
  • 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.
The Public Television Major Market Group was a founding member of the AGC (2005-2018.)

Our Representatives

Franz Joachim, Chair

David Brinkley, Vice Chair

Roy Clem, Immediate Past Chair

  • Independent Public Television Stations Association
    David Brinkley, WKYU - Western Kentucky University / Bowling Green
    Kim Johnson, Colorado Public Television/ Denver
  • Joint Licensee Group
    Moss Bresnahan, Illinois Public Media / Champaign-Urbana
    Norm Silverstein, WXXI / Rochester
  • National Educational Telecommunications Association
    Molly Phillips, Iowa Public Television
    Tom Rieland, WOSU Public Media / Columbus
  • Organization for State Broadcasting Executives
    Julie Overgaard, South Dakota Public Broadcasting
    Ron Pisaneschi, Idaho Public Television
  • Small Station Association
    Royal Aills, Rogers State University Television (KRSU) / Claremore
    Mark Stanislawski, Southern Oregon Public Television / Medford
  • University Licensee Association
    Franz Joachim, New Mexico PBS / Albuquerque
    James Morgese, KUED/Salt Lake City

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

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