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A Book I Love

Readers of all ages tell about the books that have touched, thrilled, or inspired them the most.

Antiques Roadshow Is Coming To Tucson!

The popular PBS series will visit Tucson on May 30th !

AZPM Honored with 15 Emmy® Awards

Arizona Public Media’s PBS 6 was recognized with 15 Emmy® Awards, the most the station has ever received.

Arizona Public Media informs, inspires and connects our community by bringing people and ideas together.

We connect you to the community and the world through the intellectual and creative resources of the University of Arizona. We are leaders within the community and industry, embracing new technologies, ideas, and partnerships. Our efforts in service to the community are sustained by the investment of individual supporters in partnership with the University of Arizona, the business community, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


AZPM staff, volunteers, and students are committed to meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of our audiences and colleagues with honesty and integrity. We are dedicated to uncompromising journalistic values, high-quality production, and the best use of technology.


We believe that meaningful long-term impact comes through innovation and through mutually beneficial relationships with production partners. We accept reasonable risk in our strategic investments and reward performance, in order to foster sustained growth.


Through our work we promote an open exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experiences. We value individual contributions and respect the differences of our staff and partners. Diversity of opinion and constructive, open debate are encouraged and appreciated. As we are an operating unit of the University of Arizona, continual learning and education are at the core of our culture.


We set challenging goals and achieve measurable results working together as members of a unified team striving daily to improve performance in service to our community. Our decisions will be guided by what best serves audiences. We are committed to using our combined financial, technical, and human capital, and our multiple stations, to create more value for audiences together as a system than as individual stations.

Arizona Public Media® and AZPM® are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). It is the policy of AZPM to comply with the open meetings requirement for public broadcast stations as set forth in the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. 47 USC § 396(k)(4), and the Arizona Open Meeting Law, A.R.S. § 38-431 et seq.

AZPM’s radio and television stations are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ABOR for the benefit of the University of Arizona. General information about ABOR can be found at ABOR's website. ABOR’s public meetings policies are contained within the Bylaws section of its Policy Manual. The ABOR website also contains a listing of all upcoming ABOR public meetings.

AZPM’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) works to ensure that AZPM stations meet the needs and interests of the communities they serve. General information about the CAB can be found on the [CAB section of our site. Meetings of the CAB and its committees are generally open to the public. AZPM’s meeting policy is available for download. A listing of all scheduled CAB and CAB Committee Meetings can also be found on the CAB page.

Arizona Public Media is committed to serving the public interest by providing content of the highest quality that enriches the marketplace of ideas, unencumbered by commercial imperative.

Our Editorial Standards and Policies are our guide to that commitment.

AZPM Strategic Plan
A Summary of the Plan

In a rapidly changing professional environment, Arizona Public Media is putting forth its strategic plan in order to remain relevant and financially independent as it brings Southern Arizona and the world the best public broadcasting has to offer. Your input and participation is important. Please visit the website and offer your comments or questions about the strategic plan or any of our services.


Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is a trusted source of information that promotes thoughtful conversation and community collaboration. AZPM will create, acquire, and distribute distinctive and relevant content for, with and about Southern Arizona, The University of Arizona, and the Southwest.

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April 2015 GM Letter

Posted at 10:35 on Monday, March 30th 2015
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As the flowers begin to bloom and the thermometer inches ever higher, it’s clear that summer is almost at our doorstep.

This spring has been a very busy and exciting time here at AZPM. We’ve been hard at work on our latest local documentary film "Winning By Living: One Cancer Story," which chronicles a local woman and her young family as they battle her illness. It's an incredibly moving story and I hope you have the chance to watch it.

The documentary is a companion piece to the much-anticipated Ken Burns production, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," which is based on the Pulitzer-prize winning book by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee. A riveting historical documentary on cancer, the series has a special focus on patient stories and scientific progress throughout the decades. The three-part, six-hour series airs March 30, 31 and April 1 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS 6, with additional air dates in April.

I'm especially proud of AZPM's community education and outreach surrounding these two documentaries. On March 29, AZPM premiered "Winning By Living" on PBS 6 and followed it with a live, in-studio panel discussion moderated by Arizona Illustrated host Tom McNamara. Local experts discussed the many resources available to newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families. In addition, several patient navigators and social workers were on hand to take calls from viewers with specific questions concerning local resources.

Community outreach and education are central to AZPM's mission of inspiring, educating and informing everyone in Southern Arizona.

In other news around the station, two AZPM journalists have been selected for elite fellowships. Fernanda Echavarri, who frequently reports on border and immigration issues, is one of 15 journalists nationwide to be selected to participate in the Institute for Justice and Journalism fellowship this April in Atlanta. The Institute for Justice and Journalism is a non-profit organization based out of UC Berkeley that provides training opportunities to help journalists cover urgent social issues. In addition, Vanessa Barchfield has been selected as one of 10 RIAS Fellows, a program that builds ties between German and American broadcast journalists. Barchfield will travel to Germany this June where she will meet local journalists, politicians, and civic leaders. Her trip will conclude in Brussels where she will meet with EU and NATO officials.

Last, but certainly not least, we're excited to announce that Antiques Roadshow is coming back to Tucson on May 30. It's the third time the show has visited Tucson, an honor that only a few cities nationwide can claim. AZPM will be very involved with the production and recording of the event, as well as assisting with staffing and logistics.

Folks looking to attend the May 30 event and to have their items appraised can go here to be entered in the Antiques Roadshow ticket lottery.


Jack Gibson
Director and General Manager