Kansas Negotiators Keep Public Broadcasting Funds

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A state grant of $600,000 for Kansas public TV and radio stations has been preserved in a budget agreement reached Thursday by House and Senate negotiators.

The money is the same amount allotted in the current year, but down from the $3.8 million the state provided as recently as 2008.

The funding bill for the fiscal year that starts July 1 now goes to the full House and Senate.

The state provides only 1 percent of funding for public broadcasting stations in Kansas City and Lawrence. At High Plains Public Radio in Garden City, state funding of about $89,000 is about 9 percent of its $1 million budget. At Smoky Hills Public Television in Bunker Hill, about $209,000 _ about 12 percent _ of its $1.7 million budget comes from state grants.

Posted by Greg Palmer


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 257555001 - wibw.com/a?a=257555001