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Public Broadcasting Gets Cut

Proponents of education funding in the state of Kansas are breathing a heavy sigh of relief with the final draft of the 2010 fiscal year budget having been sent to the Governor’s desk minus any other cuts to education.

Public television supporters are not quite so thrilled because the new budget cuts $900,000 to the state’s public broadcasters, more than half the grant money that had been allocated to public broadcasting.

Kari Sparks, Marketing and Communications Manager at Smoky Hills Public Television that is based in Bunker Hill said, “For us it means 15% of our operating budget will be cut.”

Smoky Hills public Television covers 71-counties in central and western Kansas.

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".