Oregon Public Broadcasting: giving voice to the community, connecting Oregon and its neighbors, illuminating a wider world.
Oregon Public Broadcasting is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by 120,000 contributors.
In 1922, KFDJ-AM was created as part of a physics experiment at Oregon Agricultural College, now Oregon State University in Corvallis. From this experiment, OPB's first television station, KOAC-TV, emerged in 1957, followed by KOPB radio in the early 1960s. More about OPB's history
- OPB TV
OPB TV reaches about 90 percent of all Oregonians and is also seen in southern Washington. We are the most-watched public television system in the country. OPB broadcasts from its transmitters located in Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, La Grande and Portland. In addition to airing your favorite shows each week, OPB produces and presents a variety of television programs for both local and national broadcast, including Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Field Guide, Oregon Experience, History Detectives, Time Team America and Rick Steves' Europe.
- OPB Radio
OPB Radio transmitters are located in Baker City, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Gleneden Beach, La Grande, Lakeview, Pendleton, Portland, The Dalles and Tillamook, and reach more than 80 percent of Oregonians.
- OPB Online
Our Web site, OPB.org, features news and information about OPB's programs and services, community events, and original content created specifically for the Web site including streaming audio and video, podcasts and RSS feeds.
OPBnews.org highlights local and national headline news, weather and links to related PBS and NPR content, as well as showcases local series such as The Switch, which explored various options for for sustainable power, and Hard Times, which is profiling how local community members and businesses are affected by the current economic downturn.
opbmusic is an online, FM and HD music service broadcasting the best indie, alternative and pop music with an emphasis on artists from the Northwest. It features a 24/7 music stream, a music blog, video of in-studio performances, and opportunities to review and rate the music being played, all serving to facilitate conversation between OPB and our community of local music fans. More about opbmusic
Community-supported radio station KMHD, broadcasting at 89.1 FM, has been a staple of the Portland jazz scene for the last 25 years showcasing the best of jazz and blues. Licensed to Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham and operated by Oregon Public Broadcasting, KMHD champions jazz performances and education to ensure that this uniquely American art form continues to thrive in our region. More about KMHD