Who We Are

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Citizens TV Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that has been providing inexpensive television to the Walla Walla Valley since 1956.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses Citizens TV as a “translator” to rebroadcast television stations that are too distant to be received directly.  From a transmitter site on Basket Mountain 7 miles southeast Milton-Freewater, Citizens TV offers 24 different channels from 10 stations in Portland, Spokane and the Tri-Cities.

Transmitter site on Basket Mountain

For a list of the channels we offer, please see the Citizens TV Channel List.    Our signal can be received in most of the Walla Walla Valley by using an outside UHF antenna.  For a brief explanation on how to select and install an antenna, see Installing an antenna.

Citizens TV is governed by a Board of Directors elected at an Annual Meeting in the autumn of each year.  Anyone who contributes financial assistance is a member and is eligible to vote.  Contributors are notified of the time and place of the Annual Meeting.

Please Read our Donation Letter Published July 2018


2016 Board of Directors; from left to right:  Dave Houchin (Vice-President), Larry Anderson (Secretary-Treasurer), Laurie Hackney, John Kelly (President), Virginia Blakelock, Gary Betts, Alan Benz, Mike Greer.

During its entire history, Citizens TV has depended on our members for financial support.  The board is made up of unpaid volunteers and, as much as possible, we even rely on volunteers to maintain the transmitter.  Nevertheless, we still have numerous expenses including electricity, equipment upgrades, and technical expertise.  This year, we face new expenses because of a FCC-mandated channel "repacking: that has forced us to spend moneyto apply for new channels and the need for new equipment. Accordingly, please send an annual donation of $45 or more to:

Citizens TV Inc.
Box 2
Milton-Freewater, Oregon 97862

You can also make a donation through PayPal by clicking the PayPal button.

Please note that the requested annual contribution of $45 is about one-half of the monthly cable or satellite bill.  Please encourage your neighbors and friends that are receiving Citizens TV by antenna to contribute, as we run on a very tight budget.

We welcome your support and comments.

Please email us at Info@citizenstvwwv.com

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