PBS Guam has come a long way from our humble beginnings in 1970, and we’re proud to continue the tradition of providing our viewers with outstanding television, educational outreach services and events.
As your island PBS station, we hope you will join us and become an integral part of PBS GUAM. As such, your input
is a valuable tool to assist us with our mission. We welcome your comments, ideas and suggestions, please feel free to call us or use our simple online contact form.
PBS Guam provides the station’s annual financial statements and other public documents, including the Public Inspection file, online. Visit the Public Inspection Files page of our website.
PBS GUAM is committed to serving the public interest by providing the people of Guam with quality educational and cultural programming which will not only entertain, but offer important information about the world around us. We have an obligation to maintain an honest, professional and open relationship with our community. To accomplish this mission, our goal must be one of providing alternatives to current commercial television, providing educational assistance to our classrooms, and serving the interest not only of the majority, but the minority as well.
We seek the means to inform the public of the importance of public broadcasting, and to secure the support, both financial and moral from the public we serve.
Guam’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) station, PBS GUAM Channel 12, signed on the air. The station was initially funded by a $150,000 grant from the federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare, along with $50,000 from the Government of Guam. Executive Order 70-6 created the Guam Telecommunications Commission, which was the licensee and operator of station PBS GUAM licensed to the Federal Communications Commission.
The 12th Guam Legislature passed P.L. 12-194 which created a nonprofit, public corporation to operate PBS GUAM. That law went into effect on July 1, 1975 creating what is known today as the Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation with a seven-member Board of Trustees to oversee its operations and a General Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operation and administers its programs, policies and the facility used for and in the production and transmission of the Corporation’s programs.
In the beginning, PBS GUAM had a staff of five and a programming day of 4 1/2 hours, Monday through Friday. Today PBS GUAM is staffed with over 20 professionals and broadcasts from 6:00 am to Midnight, seven days a week.
PBS GUAM purchased a state-of-the-art remote broadcast vehicle that provides Channel 12 the capability to offer complete coverage of live and recorded events and shows, as well as contract production.
PBS GUAM constructed a new 5000 square-foot facility funded entirely through private contributions. The new offices and studios replaced the condemned Butler-type building which housed PBS GUAM for many years.
PBS GUAM won the Media Representative of the Year Award, presented by the Guam Developmental Disabilities Council for providing production services for the benefit of the disabled people.
The station was awarded the Professional Achievement & Performance Award—Setbenten I Kuminidat by the Micronesia Society of Professional Journalists. Channel 12 has also been recognized for excellence by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The InternationalReading Association and The Government of Guam.
PBS GUAM began the federally mandated process of digitization with the installation of a digital-ready tower and antenna. This was the first step in the still ongoing process of making and keeping PBS GUAM as technologically advanced as any PBS affiliate in the country.
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|About Closed Captioning
Closed Captioning is a service which allows persons with hearing disabilities to read dialogue or the audio portion of a video, film or other presentation on the television screen.
If you would like to learn more about Closed Captioning, visit FCC.gov.
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