Minority, Rural Radio Stations Receive Grants to Enhance Internet Presence
WASHINGTONThe Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is awarding Internet Service Acquisition Grants to help 131 rural and minority public radio stations enhance their listener and community service through the Web, the organization announced last month. “Providing news, updates regarding community events, program information and other services over the Internet keeps stations connected with listeners,” says CPB president and CEO Kathleen Cox. “Through these grants, CPB is helping minority and rural stations expand their services in ways that can make a difference in their local communities.” CPB is investing a total of $3 million over the next three years in the grant program. Approximately 200 grantees with rural and/or minority status are eligible for $5,000 per year for the next three years. Under the terms of the grant program, eligible stations could receive a maximum of $15,000. A private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, CPB develops educational public radio, television and online services for the American people. The Corporation is the industry’s largest single source of funds for national public television and radio program development and production. CPB, a grant-making organization, also funds more than 1,000 public radio and television stations.
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