Northwest Folklife is pleased to welcome KCTS Channel 9 back as a media sponsor for the 42nd Northwest Folklife Festival. KCTS first joined us last year as our exclusive broadcast television sponsor.
“It’s a natural partnership,” says Folklife Executive Director Rob Townsend. “They have their main office and station facilities right on the Seattle Center campus, the home of the Festival since it began in 1972. We’re delighted to continue this relationship with our neighbors.”
Says KCTS 9’s Hilda Cullen, “KCTS is proud to partner with Northwest Folklife – an iconic Seattle event which for more than 40 years has been the largest free community arts and cultural festival in the country. The arts are vital to a thriving community, and one of our key initiatives at KCTS 9 is to bring more arts and culture-related programming to our viewers. We strive to provide free access to the arts for everyone, so a collaboration with Northwest Folklife is a natural partnership for us.”
KCTS 9 has 1.6 million viewers in Washington state and another 828,000 viewers in Canada. The station has been broadcasting from Seattle Center campus since 1986.