Your Support Makes a Difference – Thank You

by Mike Martz on March 16, 2016

I want to thank all those in the YK Delta who took the time to contact the House and Senate Finance Committee members and Majority members over the past few week to express your concern about the proposed 100% cut to public radio and TV services, including to KYUK.  Your voices were heard in Juneau.  The House restored $2.6 million to public broadcasting in their operating budget bill.  However, the Senate held to it’s 100% funding cut in their version of the operating budget bill.  That means there will need to be an agreement reached in conference committee sometime in April.  This is a scenerio similar to last year.  As the legislative session moves forward I will be keeping you informed as to our funding situation and asking for your support through phone calls and emails as needed.

We are also in our Spring fund drive.  The focus is on the programming and services we provide for our young people.  These include broadcasts of Bethel Warrior basketball, the regional basketball tournaments and state championships; our Alexie Isaac Memorial Scholarship program for college students and our internship programs in coordination with the Kuskokwim Learning Academy and ONC.  You can make a contribution by clicking on the “Donate” button on our website homepage.

The deadline for filing for your PFD is March 31st.  When you file, consider making a donation to KYUK or another charitable organization through Pick Click Give.

As always, thanks for your continued support for KYUK and public media throughout Alaska.

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