Victor Hogstrom Appointed New CEO of KPTS

WICHITA, KS, Aungust 29, 2016 – The Kansas Public Telecommunication Service Board of Trustees has the pleasure of announcing a new President and Chief Executive Officer for KPTS Channel 8.

Victor Hogstrom has extensive experience, dating from 1973, in public and commercial media. Most notable, are terms as the President and CEO/General Manager of PBS television stations in Kansas City, Missouri, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Chico-Redding, California.

He holds a Master’s in mass communications with a minor in political science; a BA in mass communications and a BA in international relations from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.

His relocation to Wichita, and acceptance of responsibilities, is scheduled for early October.

Statement from Jay Prater, Chair KPTS Board of Trustees:

“Public media must become increasingly agile and engaging to survive in our evolving digital landscape. However, the core mission of creating and delivering the highest quality content that educates, informs and entertains our fellow Kansans remains.

Mr. Hogstrom has a complete understanding of the challenges to public media. He also brings a renewed confidence and depth of experience, which has the Board of Trustees excited about the future of KPTS. You should, and likely will, meet him and share our enthusiasm.”

Statement from Victor Hogstrom, New President and CEO of KPTS:

“It is with much passion and excitement for public media and the greater Wichita community that I have accepted to join the team of KPTS as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

It is my observation that the possibilities are endless for the station and the community. Therefore, as we work to earn and improve community support, my goal is to work with staff, Board and the community, to form greater collaborations that will make a significant difference in local, regional, national and international programming services, fundraising, educational outreach and technology. All of which will benefit our viewers and make KPTS a favorite and pride of Wichita.”

About KPTS
KPTS is a locally owned public media organization whose mission is to educate, engage, entertain and enrich Kansans. KPTS’ vision is to be a primary influence for a thriving, engaged community.