We exist to serve the public good and to aid in the creation of an informed citizenry.
Through quality programming using new technologies and community outreach, we fulfill the needs of individuals for education, information, and culture enabling people and communities to connect, to grow, and to lead more fulfilling lives.
WEDU PBS educates, informs and enriches lives.
We are West Central Florida’s PBS station, reaching 16 counties through media platforms including on-air and online experiences that broaden horizons, transport and transform and open gateways to new ideas and new worlds. Financially supported by the community, the organization offers a wealth of award-winning inspirational, educational and enlightening content over a variety of multi-media platforms including: television, our website and various social media platforms, our monthly member magazine Premiere, educational outreach activities and a myriad of special events.
Our focus on the local community has resulted in the station being regarded as a beacon of trust for people of every walk of life no matter their age, ethnicity or socio-economic status. WEDU is a treasured community resource; a window to the world for the homebound and a vital educational source for the youngest members of society. We pride ourselves on our position in the Tampa Bay community as a leader, partner, informed citizen and a member of PBS, the most trusted institution in America (Marketing & Research Resources, Inc. M&RR, January 2017).
PBS has transformed itself from a solely broadcast organization to a multi-platform leader that serves Americans through television, mobile TV, the Web, interactive whiteboards in the classroom and more. PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations – noncommercial, educational licensees that operate more than 350 PBS member stations and serve all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.
Florida Public Media is a non-profit association of public radio and public television stations in the state of Florida. As the largest broadcasting network in Florida, they reach more than 99 percent of Florida’s population through traditional broadcast, online tools and community engagement.
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1979. The mission of APTS is to conduct – in concert with member stations – advocacy, planning, research and communications activities in order to achieve strong and financially sound noncommercial television and advanced digital services for the American people.