For thousands of years, local tribes have survived on the abundance of salmon in Western Washington, and for the past century, the rise of industrialization and population has lowered those numbers at an alarming rate.

On the next Northwest Now, we get out of the studio and travel to all corners of Western Washington to meet with local tribal members and fish experts. We’ll discuss what’s being done to help produce higher numbers in salmon in our waterways, and we’ll learn about the cultural importance of salmon and fishing.

“The time spent down here with my family, my mother, my grandparents–it’s just who we are, and to have that back and to hope that it will be back…you know it’s great to see the fish going past the dams,” said Anthony Charles, Lower Elwha Tribal Council Member.

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that airs Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)