The SDPB Black Hills Studio serves as a reporting and storytelling production center for original media content created in the Black Hills. It also serves as a public gathering space for public discussions, program tapings, premieres, and other events.

The Black Hills are rich in South Dakota culture and history. SDPB’s Black Hills Studio is 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 allows 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.org.

SDPB’s Black Hills Studio is located in the historic 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 Studio click here to make your commitment today!

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Black Hills Studio Happenings

OPERATION HOTBED: Who Really Ended Prostitution in Deadwood? Public Event

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Wednesday, May 22, 7pm (6 MT)

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Operation Hotbed: Who Really Ended Prostitution in Deadwood?

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Viken and Meierhenry present state and federal roles in the 1980 brothel closings at SDPB Studios on May 22.

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? "Water in the Black Hills"

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Wednesday, April 24, Noon MT

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JAZZ NIGHTLY: Live at Black Hills Studios with Alex Massa

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Thursday, March 28, 7pm

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? What Just Happened in Pierre: Lessons Learned from New SD Legislators

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Q&A with members of the South Dakota Legislature's 2019 first-year class as they reflect on their first year representing their districts. Part 3 in the three-part "Voices in Democracy" series.

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Public Invited to Preview "VANISHED SOUTH DAKOTA" Documentary

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Forthcoming SDPB documentary visits remnants of once-thriving towns to discover what led to the birth, boom, and demise of formerly prosperous communities throughout the state.

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Black Hills Bureau

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SDPB thanks the following donors to the Black Hills Studio Project


$25,000 - $50,000  

Black Hills Surgical Hospital

Tim Dougherty and Karen Schreier

Ashok and Kaushalya Kumar

South Dakota Community Foundation 

$10,000 - $24,999 

Marloe and Reuben Bareis

Black Hills Area Community Foundation

Patricia A. Fish

Carolyn and Peter Mazzella

Charles and Kay Riter

John T. Vucurevich Foundation


$5,000 - $9,999 

John and Yvonne Adrion

David and Mary Boyer

Barb and Harry Christianson

Golden West Telecommunications

Doyle Estes and Kathryn Johnson

Tom and Carol Graslie

Karen and Richard Latuchie

Liz and Mike Manning

Linda and Robert Meyer

Dan and Janelle Toman

$2,500 - $4,999 

Sen. Stan Adelstein (ret.) & Lynda Clark Adelstein

John and Anne Barlow

Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Bill Casper

Cindy and Craig Christianson

Kathy and Mike DeMersseman

Dream Design International

Leo and Kara Flynn

Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLC

Judith and Stephen Haas

Brian D. Hagg

Tom and Maxine Harsch

William J. Howard

Kamalynn Hurd & family

L.B. Lane Family Foundation

Brad and Carol Johnson

Janet M. Kahler

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

Kitty Kinsman and Steve Zellmer 

Andy and Barb Knight

Janice and Roger Knutsen

Dan and Tracy Leikvold

Thomas and Jeanne Manzer

Karen N. Miller

Karen and Sam Mortimer 

​​Tom Pagel

Tamara Pier

Catherine Polley

Deanne and Glen Reaser

Erwin and Joan Reimann

Reptile Gardens


Karen and Rand Schleusener

Leonard Wormstadt Memorial 

Click here to make a gift !

Or contact:
Carol Johnson, West River Major Giving & Donor Engagement Officer
carol.johnson@sdpb.org / 605-880-5094