Noncommercial stations are not entitled to compensation in return for carriage on a cable
or satellite system, but they may request mandatory carriage on the system. A
noncommercial station making such a request must keep a copy of the request in the
public file for the duration of the period to which it applies." quote from FCC document, "The Public and Broadcasting"
KCSM has specific Mandatory Carriage Agreements with the following carriers: