Present your business on East Tennessee PBS

East Tennessee PBS is not like other local broadcast stations, we are not an affiliate or part of a large network. East Tennessee PBS is an locally owned, nonprofit corporation that pays member dues to PBS for the great programming choices you count on. As a local non-profit, we are able to do what we do because of the generous support of the businesses and people in our community. All of the financial support we receive stays right here in East Tennessee and allows us to do the work we do.

Your business or organization can benefit from supporting East Tennessee PBS by having a presence on our airways. It's not advertising, it's underwriting -- and can be far more effective than traditional broadcast buys. We have a highly desirable, affluient, educated audience with purchasing power that are community minded and active. We can help you reach your audience, effectively and efficiently.

East Tennessee PBS' audience includes over 2.7 million viewers and extends to southern areas of Virginia, Kentucky, western North Carolina. Our viewers are affluent and care about our community. Aligning your business on East Tennessee PBS is smart business, as it shows your committment to people that care.

Support for programming on East Tennessee PBS comes from corporations, business owners and other members of our community like you! Underwriting programs is a great way to reach our educated, engaged and loyal viewers. Companies that partner with public broadcasting are thought of as leading businesses that are trustworthy and credible. Studies have shown that 63 percent of Americans are more likely to support companies that are involved with public broadcasting.

Your business can benefit from upport East Tennessee PBS, contact Barbara Shipley, Chief Development Officer at 865.595.0244 or via email at

Our Underwriters

We're proud to have these community partners share in our public service mission to provide opportunities for exploration and inspiration for everyone, regardless of his or her walk of life.

Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center

Antique Market

Autumn Care Assisted Living

Blue Buffalo

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Boston Government Services

C & J Wealth Advisors

Case Antiques

The Cherry Pit Quilt Shop

Clayton Center for the Arts

Covenant Health Credit Union

Direct Mail Services

Downtown Knoxville

Dr. Michael Solly

Fisher Tires

The Flower Pot

Food City

Home Federal Bank


Kid's First CAC

Knox Rail Salvage

Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic

Log Cabin Pancake House

Marsh Wealth Management

Old City Kitchen's

Painting with a Twist - Farragut Knoxville

Pellissippi State Community College

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

River Sports

Rocky Top Waffles

S & R Insurance Services, Inc.

Swaggerty Sausage

Tennessee Orthopedic Clinic

Tennessee Theatre

Test Prep Experts

The Best Italian Corp.

The Garaj Mahal

The Log Cabin Pancake House

The Trust Company

TN Lottery

Van Elkins and Associates, CPA's

Visit Knoxville

Waffle House

Wild Boar Tavern & Smokehouse










Blackberry Hills Bakery

Children's Center for the Cumberlands

Kids First Child Advocacy Center

Midsouth Sewing

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Zoo Knoxville

For more information about how your company can benefit from supporting East Tennessee PBS as an underwriter, contact Barbara Shipley at 865-595-0244 or via email at

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