Many Rural Stations Could be Targeted Under Budget-Cutting Plan


Annie Ropeik/KUCB

Public radio and TV in Alaska could lose $2.5 million next year if a proposed state budget cut goes through. It would be a small reduction compared to the overall deficit legislators need to close — but it would eliminate more than half of the funding public media gets from the state.

As lawmakers try to spare towns with only one source for broadcast information, KUCB’s AR reports that distinction might not be so easy to make.

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