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Arkansas PBS wins four Public Media Awards including Overall Excellence in Content for second year

Posted 19 Sep 2022

Network receives top honors in 54th annual awards competition

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS has won four Public Media Awards – including Overall Excellence in Content for the second consecutive year – from the National Education Telecommunications Association (NETA) in the 54th annual competition. Winners were announced Sunday, Sept. 18, during the PMA Gala at the 2022 NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum. Videos of the winning and nominated projects may be viewed at and


The Public Media Awards honor NETA members’ finest work in content, community engagement, marketing/communications and education.


“The Public Media Awards showcase the highest caliber work from public media networks across the nation,” Arkansas PBS CEO Courtney Pledger said. “At Arkansas PBS, we are proud to be counted among those producing exemplary educational content and are thrilled to earn Overall Excellence in Content for the second consecutive year.”


Arkansas PBS won the following Public Media Awards:


Arkansas PBS was also a finalist in the following PMA categories:


The complete PMA winners’ gallery may be viewed here.


With the exception of the overall excellence categories, stations compete within their divisions based on their station size. Awards are judged by a group of expert panelists from within the public media system, as well as industry professionals working outside of public media.


About NETA

The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association representing 294 member stations in 48 states, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. NETA provides leadership, general audience content, educational services, professional development, and trusted financial management services, including human resources and benefits administration, to individual public media licensees, their affinity groups, and public media as a whole. More information is available at


About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Lee Mountain) and KETS (Forrest City).