Lakeland Public Television (LPTV) is a 501c3 non-profit corporation whose official corporate name is Northern Minnesota Public Television, Inc. LPTV operates two community licensed public broadcasting stations and is unique in the fact that the corporation is owned by the public that it serves. LPTV’s headquarters is located on the campus of Bemidji State University, with a satellite office and studio facility located in Brainerd. The corporation operates two full power digital television broadcast stations: KAWE – Bemidji, serving northern Minnesota, and KAWB – Brainerd, serving central Minnesota. KAWE started operations in 1980 and KAWB started operation in 1988. LPTV’s satellite office and studio in Brainerd opened its doors in 1998.
Board of Directors
LPTV is governed and controlled by a local board of directors. LPTV’s board of directors is made up of a cross section of citizens from our viewing area. The LPTV board meets regularly and governs the corporation.
Community Advisory Council
LPTV has a Community Advisory Council (CAC) that advises the station on programming and how well the station is meeting the expectations of the public it serves. If you’re interested in helping to advise LPTV in regards to programming, consider becoming involved in the CAC.