Station Activity Survey (SAS)

The Station Activity Survey (SAS) collects information from public broadcasting stations about their operations so that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) can:

  • provide detailed information about public broadcasting to Congress and the Federal Communications Commission
  • help stations and other public broadcasting organizations with planning and evaluation;
  • study and anticipate industry-wide trends;
  • and monitor the results of stations' equal employment opportunity practices.

SAS data also helps CPB calculate the next fiscal year's Community Service Grants for grantees. All CPB-supported grant recipients must complete the SAS survey in order to receive the second Community Service Grants payment.

Joint licensees must complete a separate SAS survey for TV and Radio.

SAS Contact

If you need assistance please contact CPB at (866) 635-ISIS [4747] or by e-mail at