About KZED Public Media

KZED Public Media is a nonprofit association serving music, art and culture lovers through broadcast and online programming.

KZED Public Media operates TV Channel 2 on East Hawaiʻi Island, and can be accessed from anywhere in the world at KZED.org. Our terrestrial signal will launch soon. We’re currently conducting test transmissions.

KZED Channel 2 is a solar powered broadcast station located on the slope of the Mauna Kea volcano. We are the smallest stand-alone public television station in the United States. We run without commercials.

KZED is licensed by the FCC as part of an initiative to provide opportunities for locally-oriented broadcast service in small communities. Our official call sign is “KZED-LD”.

Additional Legal Statements

  • KZED Public Media is a Nonprofit Association recognized under Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Chapter 429.
  • KZED Public Media is a Public Broadcasting Entity, as defined in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.
  • KZED-LD is a Public Non-Profit Station with National Programming as defined in the respective Cable Franchise agreements between The State of Hawaiʻi, and the cable TV providers serving Hawaiʻi.

  • Music heard on KZED-LD is licensed through Creative Commons or directly from the copyright holders.
  • Our Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Statement is available here.