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By Ben Muir 

KFSK donations and state funding increase in 2017


September 28, 2017

Pilot File Photo

KFSK's first general manager Terry Otness at the board when the station went on the air in August 1977.

The radio station in Petersburg received more than $100,000 of individual donations in fiscal year 2017, which has reinforced the nearly 50 percent of state funding that has been slashed the last two years.

From June 2016 to July 2017, Station Manager Tom Abbott said KFSK received $105,180 in donations almost exclusively from Petersburg residents.

"KFSK is in the top 10 for per capita giving among all radio stations in the nation," Abbott said, "which is something that Petersburg should be really, really proud of."

The donations, which have grown every year since he became manager 20 year...

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