Black Hills Bureau

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Parts Central Building

SDPB is excited to be your New Neighbor in the Black Hills! The SDPB Black Hills Bureau will open officially in September, serving as a reporting and storytelling production center for original media content created in the Black Hills and a public gathering space for program tapings, premieres, and audience-participation events.

The Black Hills are rich in South Dakota culture and history. SDPB’s Black Hills Bureau will be uniquely positioned to gather the facts and tell the stories of the region, while also expanding community and audience engagement in Rapid City and beyond. The station will permit broadcasts of SDPB’s statewide programs from Rapid City and will also support smaller-scale live and pre-recorded television programming and digital-first productions for

SDPB’s Black Hills Bureau will be located in the Parts Central Building, 415 Main Street in downtown Rapid City, (one-half block East of 5th). If you are interested in supporting SDPB’s work in the Black Hills Bureau click here to make your commitment today!

Check this space often for event information. Currently scheduled are:

  • August 21-25, In The Moment with Lori Walsh broadcasting live
  • September 6, Ken Burns Vietnam preview screening
  • September 14, South Dakota Focus live broadcast
  • October 26, Official Ribbon Cutting with PBS CEO Paula Kerger 


SDPB thanks the following donors to the Black Hills Bureau Project

$25,000 - $50,000 

Black Hills Surgical Hospital
Tim Dougherty and Karen E. Schreier
Ashok and Kaushalya Kumar

$10,000 - $24,999

Marloe and Dr. Reuben Bareis
Dr. Patricia A. Fish
Carolyn and Peter Mazzella
John T. Vucurevich Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

John and Yvonne Adrion
David and Mary Boyer
Black Hills Area Community Foundation
Barb and Harry Christianson
Doyle Estes and Kathryn Johnson
Tom Graslie and Carol Zielke
Karen and Richard Latuchie
Liz and Mike Manning
Linda and Robert Meyer
Dan and Janelle Toman

$2,500 - $4,999

Black Hills Federal Credit Union
John and Anne Barlow
Bill Casper
Cindy and Craig Christianson
Kathy and Mike DeMerssman
Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLC
Leo and Kara Flynn
Judy and Stephan Haas
Tom and Maxine Harsch
William Howard
Brad and Carol Johnson
Kitty Kinsman and Steve Zellmer
Dan and Tracy Leikvold
Jeanne and Tom Manzer
Karen and Sam Mortimer 
Ketel Thorstenson, LLP
Andy and Barb Knight
Janice and Roger Knutsen
Karen N. Miller
​​Tom Pagel
Catherine Polley
Deanne and Glen Reaser
Erwin and Joan Reimann
Reptile Gardens
Karen and Rand Schleusener
Leonard Wormstadt Memorial

Click here to pledge a gift ! Or contact:
Carol Johnson, West River Major Giving & Donor Engagement Officer / 605-880-5094

Michele, Slott, West River Director of Corporate Development / 605-394-6994

Ryan Howlett, Friends of SDPB Development Director / 605-367-7266


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