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KFSK facing a 55 percent budget cut


The Senate Finance Subcommittee voted Thursday, March 25, to eliminate all funding to public radio and television. 

“To be clear: this level of a cut would end KFSK’s local service,” General Manager Tom Abbott said in an email attached to a parent legislative update from Petersburg schools.

KFSK has a total budget of $480,000 in revenue: $137,000 in state funds, $125,000 in federal funds and $218,000 in local revenue, Abbott wrote.

Governor Bill Walker proposed an 18 percent cut to public broadcasting, then a 59 percent one was proposed in the House, later reduced to 23 percent af...

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