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Broadcast services awarded five grants for continued programming

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tammy Wiley, general manager of KSMU Radio at Missouri State University, was awarded three grants totaling $169,429 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as well as two grants totaling $30,582.18 from the Missouri Arts Council.

  • An award of $40,827 from CPB is being used for a television local service grant.
  • A contract agreement with CPB for $115,418 is being used for a radio community service grant.
  • The third grant from CPB of $13,184 is being used for a television interconnection system.
  • The grants from the Missouri State Arts Council will be used for continued programming expenses.

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Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The university’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.

About Broadcast Services
Broadcast Services encompasses two main areas: Ozarks Public Television (OPT) and KSMU. OPT is dedicated to providing quality programs from national, regional and local sources. Each weekday, OPT provides 10 hours of educational children’s programming, viewed by over 50,000 kids each week. OPT spends over half a million dollars each year on children’s programming—more than a quarter of its annual operating budget.

KSMU is the local National Public Radio affiliate. KSMU strives to bring superior programming to over 40,000 weekly listeners in Southwest Missouri. Whether through NPR News, local news coverage, or classical music, KSMU seeks to inform, to entertain and “to encourage the exploration of ideas and their application to citizenship.

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