About PBS SoCaL


PBS SoCaL will interactively educate, entertain, and enlighten our community.

     Overarching Strategies     

Be Live – Provide coverage of the events, institutions, and people that create our community.
Be Local – Engage in activities that reflect, reveal, and promote the spirit and lifestyle of our community.
Be Interactive – Connecting the people of our community to the information and resources they seek, both on-air and online.
Create Content – Fill the local media void by covering the news, education, arts and cultural events that make our community unique.
Create Community – Unite our community through outreach initiatives, television programming, and our online presence.


In January of 2011, KOCE-TV became the full-service PBS station to the Los Angeles Market, delivering your favorite PBS programs as they air nationally. Under the name PBS SoCaL, we have expanded our schedule, viewing area, and services to the entire region. But KOCE has a long and rich history of service to Southern California.

Founded in 1973, KOCE has been Orange County's public television station for more than 37 years, delivering the best of PBS programming and providing award-winning coverage of local issues and events that matter to our community.

A pioneer in educational television, KOCE was the first station to air college telecourses. Today that legacy continues, providing academic resources to the community with PBS SoCaL Education. Serving K-12 students and teachers in more than 80% of local Schools, PBS SoCal Education provides new media tools and training that engage students in 21st century learning.

No station in the LA Market has a more powerful transmission than PBS SoCal. Broadcast from the top of Mt. Wilson, our signal can be seen in LA, Orange, San Bernadino, and Ventura Counties. More than five million people tune in to our programs each month.

PBS SoCal produces Real Orange and Inside OC with Rick Reiff, the only television programs dedicated to the issues and events that matter to Orange County, as well as Bookmark with Maria Hall-Brown, a local program featuring insightful interviews with bestselling authors. In 2007, we created the OC Channel through a partnership with Chapman University and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, establishing the first hyper-local television channel dedicated to Orange County content. Today, OC Channel has expanded its broadcast reach to the entire Southern California region and its content to include iconic PBS programs paired with the best locally-sourced independent films from throughout California.