April 16, 2024

Smoky Hills PBS Welcomes Hendryx as General Manager

BUNKER HILL, KS – Smoky Hills PBS is excited to announce the hiring of Travis Hendryx as its new General Manager.  Hendryx will oversee all station operations.   


Hendryx previously served as an area reporter/photographer and sports editor at the Great Bend Tribune and news reporter at the Chanute Tribune.  He is a 1998 graduate of Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, and served 10 years at the university as its sports information director and public relations officer.  He has over 20 years of experience in broadcast and print journalism and worked as a play-by-play announcer, news reporter, salesman, and production director at radio stations KVLF AM and KALP FM in Alpine, Texas.

“We are thrilled about having Travis on our Smoky Hills PBS team.  He brings new ideas and a great understanding of what Smoky Hills PBS stands for,” said Joe Robben, Chairman of the Smoky Hills PBS Board of Directors.  “I know our station is in good hands with a great leader like, Travis.”

“I would like to thank Joe Robben and the rest of the board for their vote of confidence in selecting me as the next general manager at Smoky Hills PBS,” said Hendryx. “We have an outstanding and talented staff and I’m excited to be working alongside them as we continue to offer quality, local programming to our viewers.”

Smoky Hills PBS serves 71 counties in central and western Kansas. It is available on many cable systems, DirecTV, and Dish Network.  More information on Smoky Hills PBS and its programs and projects are available at www.SmokyHillsPBS.org or by calling 1-800-337-4788.