Saturday, June 18, 2005

KCRW: "THE MOST IMPORTANT VOICE IN PUBLIC BROADCASTING IS YOURS!"

KCRW urges you to contact your congresspersons to voice your opinion on the proposed funding cuts to public broadcasting.

From Federal Funding Cuts to Public Broadcasting, Message from KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour:

The proposed cut is 25% to KCRW's CPB grant this October and next October as well. Moreover, adding the proposed additional cuts to PBS childrens' programs and station digital conversion -- the total reduction adds up to a whopping 45%!...

If these cuts stand, KCRW may lose over $1,000,000 from its operating revenue. This would severely impact KCRW's local programming and our ability to sustain NPR.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is the independent organization created by Congress to support public broadcasting and act as a heat shield against political interference. But now, ironically, the Corporation itself is providing the heat...

We can't reverse the funding cuts by ourselves. We need your help.

THE MOST IMPORTANT VOICE IN PUBLIC BROADCASTING IS YOURS!

Please register your opinion by contacting your Congressional Representative right away.

The full House votes next Thursday or Friday.

Find your Congressional Representative at:
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/


I'll be making that phone call, and I implore you to do the same.

For all its past criticisms of Big Government, our legislative body is pushing to make it a Damn Intrusive Enormous Government.

3 comments:

That Girl said...

if arthur (the aardvark) goes off of pbs, my kid will go postal. god help me.

thephoenixnyc said...

Thanks for passing this information on.

Cheers

Canowine said...

that girl - Long live Arthur!

phoenix - You're welcome! It would be a personal tragedy to lose KCRW.