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About ATL PBA

ATL PBA is dedicated to Atlanta, to being part of the community and celebrating the spirit of our great city. We bring PBS’s most trusted programming to you. Through our wide variety of entertaining programs such as Midsomer Murders or Victoria, in-depth news analysis such as PBS Newshour and Frontline and educational PBS kids programming, we provide deeper understanding, engagement, and exposure to our world.

Our vision is to be the most valued source of information in people’s lives.

Our mission is to inspire a community of life-long learners

We are a community-supported alternative to commercial media. In fact, 84% of our funding comes directly from the community. This means that thousands of people and businesses who call Atlanta home choose to invest in ATL PBA. Your donations empower all that we do. And when you support our work as a donor, you also get access to ATL PBA Passport, a robust, on-demand library of quality public television programming. From inspiring local stories to immersive storytelling from around the globe, ATL PBA is your home for the best quality programming in Atlanta – the best of PBS and fresh local content.

Our locally-produced programs include:

  • Building Atlanta: The Story of Herman J. Russell
  • The Science Behind
  • Making It
  • Only in Atlanta
  • This is Where I’m From: The Transformation of Tip Harris
  • Atlanta Voices: Memories of Vietnam

ATL PBA also hosts community events, forums and speaking engagements that take connecting Atlanta beyond air-time, in partnership with our sibling-station WABE. They range from intimate settings to large gatherings. We also serve the community by creating educational programs that are used across the metro area and beyond.

ATL PBA is part of Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), a 501 (3)(c) nonprofit company. Together with Atlanta’s NPR station, WABE, ATL PBA is a service of Atlanta Public Schools in partnership with the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative (AETC).

FCC EEO Statement

In accordance with the Federal Communications Commission’s EEO rules and policies, PBA (WABE,90.1FM & WPBA TV-30) is pleased to provide a notice of each full-time job vacancy to any recruitment organization or community groups placing such a request. If you are an organization interested in receiving notices of PBA job vacancies, please send your request to:

Attn: Human Resources
Public Broadcasting Atlanta
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax: 678-553-3026
hr@pba.org

FCC Public File

WPBA-TV Public File

Annual Reports

 

Disability Assistance Notice

 

WPBA-TV Public Inspection File

Persons with disabilities who need assistance relating to the content of this station’s FCC public inspection file should contact:
Tina Arbes – Chief Financial Officer – 678-686-0353 – tarbes@pba.org

Closed Captioning Contact

Persons with disabilities who have comments, complaints, or require information relating to closed captioning should contact:
Tina Arbes – Chief Financial Officer – 678-686-0353 – tarbes@pba.org

WPBA/PBA-30 Closed Captioning Certification

Programs produced by WPBA-TV (PBA-30) for broadcast by others comply with the captioning quality standards embodied in Section 79.1(j)(2) of the rules of the Federal Communications Commission.

Cancellation and Exchange Policy

EVENTS

Public Broadcasting Atlanta’s event refund/cancellation policy gives you the following options:

1. If the cancelled event is going to be rescheduled within twelve months, you have the option of holding your tickets until the rescheduled date. You do not need to do anything to exercise this option and if we do not hear from you within 30 days of the event cancellation, we will presume that you have elected this option.

2. If the cancelled event is not going to be rescheduled, you have the option to convert the price of your ticket purchase to a general tax-deductible donation to PBA. You do not need to do anything to exercise this option and if we do not hear from you within 30 days of the event cancellation, we will presume that you have elected this option.

3. If the cancelled event is not going to be rescheduled, you can within 30 days of event cancellation elect a raincheck option, i.e., have the price you paid for the ticket(s) applied to a future PBA ticketed event. Or you can request and receive a refund of your ticket price within 30 days of event cancellation.

PLEDGE ITEMS

If you are not satisfied with an item for which you have pledged, you may return all products within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Refunds are typically credited using your original form of payment. Payments made by credit card or ACH will be reimbursed within 5-7 business days from the date of the requested refund.