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FY 1996 PTFP Grant Awards


ALASKA


File No. 96132 CTB Alaska Public Telecomm., Inc., 3877 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. Signed by: Ms. Susan Reed, President. Funds Awarded: $316,410. Total Project Cost: $516,706. To replace the 22-year-old transmitter for public television station KAKM, which operates on Ch. 7 in Anchorage. The project would also purchase a replacement hot-standby STL for one of the station's STL hops and diverse test equipment items.

File No. 96249 CTN Bethel Broadcasting, Inc., Pouch 468, Bethel, AK 99559. Signed by: Mr. John McDonald, General Manager/Station KYUK. Funds Awarded: $406,132. Total Project Cost: $541,510. To purchase two digital encoders to convert the satellite offerings of the Distance Delivery Consortium from analog to digital service. The Distance Delivery Consortium provides instructional programming to 52 villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta of Western Alaska, the Interior of Alaska, and Southeast Alaska. The project will also purchase 74 compressed digital receivers to receive the digital satellite service.


ALABAMA


File No. 96006 CTB Alabama ETV Commission, 2112 11th Avenue South, Ste 400, Birmingham, AL 35205-2884. Signed by: Ms. Judy Stone, APT Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $154,128. Total Project Cost: $308,256. Replace fourteen Alabama Public Television microwave equipment shelters throughout the state network; add a fuel tank, slab for tank, and electrical system to support the emergency generator at WCIQ which experiences AC power outages; and replace the network's on-line editing system at its only production facility in Montgomery, Alabama.


ARKANSAS


File No. 96235 CTB AR Education TV Commission, 350 South Donaghey, Conway, AR 72032. Signed by: Ms. Susan Howarth, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $212,500. Total Project Cost: $425,000. To improve public television station KETS-TV, Ch. 2, in Little Rock, by strengthening the commercial tower on which its antenna is mounted. KETS-TV, the flagship station of the AETN, serves more than 1 million people.


AMERICAN SAMOA


File No. 96004 CTB American Samoa Government, Office of Public Information, Pago Pago, AS 96799. Signed by: Mrs. Vaoita Savali, Director. Funds Awarded: $253,470. Total Project Cost: $253,470. To improve the production facilities of public television station KVZK-TV, operating on Ch. 2 in Pago Pago, by purchasing three studio cameras and related equipment. The project will also provide test equipment to ensure continued operation of this facility which serves 57,000 residents of American Samoa.


ARIZONA


File No. 96063 PRB Hopi Foundation, Highway 264 Market 367-9, Hotevilla, AZ 86030. Signed by: Ms. Barbara Poley, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $37,176. Total Project Cost: $41,156. Conduct planning activities, including engineering and research studies, for the construction of a public radio facility in Hotevilla, Arizona, serving the Hopi Indian reservation of northeastern Arizona.

File No. 96088 CTB Arizona State University, 10th & Myrtle, Box 871603, KAET, Tempe, AZ 85287-1405. Signed by: Ms. Janice Bennett, Director, Res. & Creative Act. Funds Awarded: $139,600. Total Project Cost: $279,200. To improve public television station KAET-TV, Ch. 8, Phoenix (Tempe), by replacing old, unreliable production equipment including electronic editor, field production camera and video recorder, remote production switcher, monitors, character generator and four Beta video recorders. KAET-TV serves approximately 2.8 million people.

File No. 96111 CTN Northern Arizona University, Comm. Bldg, Rm 123, Osborne Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Signed by: Dr. Jeanette Baker, Contract Officer, NAU. Funds Awarded: $198,974. Total Project Cost: $397,948. To purchase the interconnection and video classroom equipment required to expand Northern Arizona University's (NAU) duplex microwave-based distance learning system -- called NAUNet -- to Arizona Western College at San Luis. The project would also install hub site equipment at NAU/Yuma. All system end-points would include equipment for interface with host-institution Local Area Networks (LANs) and would provide students with local dial-up access to e-mail, bulletin boards, and Internet service.

File No. 96123 CRB Maricopa County Cmty Coll. Dist., 3124 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Signed by: Dr. Alfredo de los Santos, Vice Chancellor Ed. Dev. Funds Awarded: $3,592. Total Project Cost: $7,184. To acquire 100 SCA radio receivers for use by print-impaired persons. The special receivers will be distributed to all areas served by the stations carrying the service. The main studio is in Phoenix, with satellite facilities in Tucson and Flagstaff. This 24-hour service provides the only radio reading service in AZ.

File No. 96186 CRB Northern Arizona University, Comm. Bldg 16, Rm 229, Osborn Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86011. Signed by: Dr. Jeanette Baker, Contract Officer. Funds Awarded: $88,020. Total Project Cost: $117,361. To activate a new FM public radio station on 91.7 MHZ, in Page. Station will repeat the signal of KNAU-FM, Flagstaff, and have local origination capacity. Project includes sufficient local production equipment to constitute a full service facility. Studios will be located on the Coconino Community College campus. New station will provide first public radio service to approximately 9,448 people in northern AZ and southern UT.


CALIFORNIA


File No. 96044 CTB KQED, Inc., 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-1400. Signed by: Mrs. Mary G.F. Bitterman, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $70,156. Total Project Cost: $140,312. To improve KQED-TV, Channel 9, in San Francisco by adding one nonlinear editing system and one Digital " VCR. The applicant provides service to 5.5 million potential viewers in the San Francisco area.

File No. 96050 CTB Valley Public Television, Inc., 1544 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721. Signed by: Mr. Colin Dougherty, Exec. Dir/General Manager. Funds Awarded: $270,137. Total Project Cost: $540,274. To improve KVPT-TV, Channel 18, in Fresno, CA, by replacing its 19 year old transmitter. Applicant currently serves a potential TV audience of 2,300,000.

File No. 96058 CRB KQED, Inc., 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Signed by: Mrs. Mary Bitterman, President and CEO. Funds Awarded: $97,010. Total Project Cost: $194,020. KQED-FM, operating at 110kw ERP, on 88.5 MHZ, in San Francisco seeks to replace its 17 year-old transmitter and antenna. KQED-FM provides service to 5.3 million potential listeners.

File No. 96135 IPTN Kern Community College District, 100 East College Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257. Signed by: Dr. Bonnie Rogers, President. Funds Awarded: $46,185. Total Project Cost: $82,867. To develop a plan for a telecommunications system that would incorporate materials from the Kern Educational Telecommunications Consortium and other sources, in providing a distance learning and job training service to an underserved, largely Hispanic and American Indian population in southern Tulare County, California.

File No. 96152 CRB Community Partners, 3580 Wiltshire Blvd. Suite 1660, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Signed by: Mr. Paul J. Vandeventer, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $7,020. Total Project Cost: $9,360. The Los Angeles Radio Reading Service has been granted its subsidiary frequency by KCSN-FM in Los Angeles and now requests funding for a start-up inventory of 100 SCA receivers and multi-user site equipment for one convalescent home and two residential homes for the blind. Additionally, the project includes an FM antenna and a low power transmitter, a transmit coupling, a coaxial cable and wire cable.


COLORADO


File No. 96024 CTB University of Southern Colorado, 2200 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo, CO 81001. Signed by: Dr. Robert Shirley, President. Funds Awarded: $461,109. Total Project Cost: $922,218. To extend and improve the facilities of KTSC-TV, Channel 8 in Pueblo by activating translators in Durango (Ch. 29), Ignacio (Ch. 15) and Towaoc (Ch. 49) to provide first public television service to approximately 56,000 residents of western Colorado. KTSC will also replace a failing 15-year-old 3/4 inch videotape system and will upgrade its facilities to offer stereo broadcast and descriptive video services.

File No. 96205 CTN Northern Colorado BOCES, 830 South Lincoln Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Signed by: Dr. Dale McCall, Executive Director/NC BOCES. Funds Awarded: $303,426. Total Project Cost: $454,166. To establish a two-way, interactive compressed video distance learning system to serve the diverse academic institutions of the northeast quadrant of Colorado. For this project, the Northern Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services is acting on behalf of a partnership of 38 K-12 school districts, three community colleges, a university, and the State's Division of Telecommunications. The proposal would interconnect six existing distance education networks and extend service to five presently-unserved remote sites. The new network would be known as the Colorado Information Infrastructure.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


File No. 96019 CRB American University, Brandywine Building, Washington, DC 20016-8082. Signed by: Mr. Donald Myers, Vice Pres. of Fin. & Treasurer. Funds Awarded: $47,000. Total Project Cost: $188,000. To improve the signal of public radio station WAMU, 88.5 MHZ, Washington, DC, by replacing its worn-out and unreliable transmitter. The station serves a population of about 4,306,989.

File No. 96053 CRB Univ. of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Signed by: Dr. Martha Bridgeforth, V.P., Institutional Adv. Funds Awarded: $18,751. Total Project Cost: $37,503. To improve the facilities of public radio station WDCU-FM, operating on 90.1 MHZ, by purchasing a C band satellite downlink. The downlink will enable the station to broadcast programming from National Public Radio and other sources distributed by the Public Radio Satellite System. WDCU-FM serves 3 million people in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


FLORIDA


File No. 96030 CTB University of Florida, Weimer Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611. Signed by: Dr. Thomas Walsh, Director of Research. Funds Awarded: $48,950. Total Project Cost: $97,900. To upgrade the facilities of WUFT-TV, Channel 5 in Gainesville, by replacing worn-out and obsolete master control equipment with digital video storage technology.

File No. 96218 CTB St Bd of Regents/FL Gulf Coast Univ, Channel 30 Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 33923. Signed by: Dr. Roy McTarnaghan, President. Funds Awarded: $280,314. Total Project Cost: $560,629. To improve the broadcast operations of WSFP-TV, Channel 30 in Bonita Springs, Florida, by replacing obsolete, inefficient and trouble-prone origination equipment and acquiring one LIS mass storage unit.

File No. 96223 CRB Florida Gulf Coast University, 8111 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Signed by: Dr. Roy McTarnaghan, President. Funds Awarded: $42,423. Total Project Cost: $87,697. To bring first public radio programming services to approximately 60,000 residents of Collier County, WSFP-FM, operating on 90.1 MHZ in Fort Myers, will activate a repeater transmitter in Marco Island operating on 91.7 MHZ.

File No. 96243 CTB WJCT, Inc., 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Signed by: Mr. William Dresser, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $190,000. Total Project Cost: $380,000. To maintain the high quality of the broadcast services of WJCT-TV, Channel 7 in Jacksonville, Florida, by replacing three 12-year-old studio camera systems.


GEORGIA


File No. 96079 CRB GA Public Telecomm. Commission, 1540 Stewart Ave., S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310. Signed by: Mr. Frank Bugg, Deputy Director. Funds Awarded: $27,000. Total Project Cost: $54,000. Peach State Public Radio will establish a noncommercial FM radio station operating on 88.3 MHZ in Demorest, GA, to provide first service to a population of over 260,000 people in the Northeast section of Georgia.


HAWAII


File No. 96212 CTB Hawaii Public Broadcasting Auth., 2350 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. Signed by: Mr. Sheldon Robbs, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $75,000. Total Project Cost: $150,000. To improve the transmission facilities of Hawaii Public Broadcasting on the island of Hawaii by replacing six public television translators and related equipment serving 57,000 people on the Big Island. Replacement equipment will be placed at translators located at Honohina, Hilo, Kilauea Military Camp, Naalehu, South Point and Waimea.


IOWA


File No. 96215 CRB Western Iowa Tech. Cmty. College, 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106. Signed by: Dr. Robert E. Dunker, President. Funds Awarded: $45,726. Total Project Cost: $91,452. To improve the signal quality of public radio station KWIT, 90.3 MHZ, Sioux City, IA, by replacing its worn-out 19-year-old transmitter. In addition, the project will acquire a dummy load and dehydrator and convert the station's STL from analog to digital operation. KWIT serves a population of about 360,000.


IDAHO


File No. 96166 CTB Idaho Public Television, 1450 N. Orchard, Boise, ID 83706. Signed by: Mr. Jerold Garber, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $152,235. Total Project Cost: $253,908. To replace worn out dissemination equipment with an automated system which will improve the operations of KAID in Boise, KIPT in Twin Falls, KISU in Pocatello, KUID in Moscow and KCDT in Coeur D'Alene.


ILLINOIS


File No. 96225 CTB Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265. Signed by: Dr. Judith A. Redwine, President. Funds Awarded: $791,727. Total Project Cost: $1,055,636. To extend and improve the signal of public television station WQPT, operating on Ch. 24, Moline, IL, by relocating its transmitting facilities to Orion, IL, and increasing its power and antenna height. Benefiting from this project will be an estimated 204,710 persons who cannot now receive a Grade B or better public television signal because of terrain, distance from a station, and other factors affecting reliable reception. The station now serves an estimated 237,886 persons.


INDIANA


File No. 96048 CTB Indiana University, P.O. Box 1847, Bloomington, IN 47402. Signed by: Dr. George Walker, Vice President, Research. Funds Awarded: $52,088. Total Project Cost: $104,176. To improve public television station WITU, operating on Ch. 30, Bloomington, IN, by acquiring a new switcher and a hard-disk video file server to replace worn-out and obsolete master control equipment. The station serves a population of about 485,800.

File No. 96176 CRB Metro Indianapolis Public Bdcstg, Inc., 1401 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Signed by: Mr. Lloyd Wright, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $42,503. Total Project Cost: $85,006. To improve public radio station WFYI-FM, 90.1 MHZ, Indianapolis, IN, by replacing its 26-year-old transmitter, which is worn-out and obsolete. The station serves a population of about 2-million.


KANSAS


File No. 96021 CRB Kanza Society, Inc., 210 North Seventh, Garden City, KS 67846-5519. Signed by: Ms. Kathleen Holt, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $82,215. Total Project Cost: $126,484. To improve and extend the signal of KANZ-FM (91.1 MHZ) in Garden City and KZNA-FM (90.5 MHZ) in Hill City, by replacing (including changing existing frequency), relocating or changing the coverage of the following twelve FM translators: Ashland, KS (K252AX to 92.9 MHZ); Atwood, KS (K237CN); Colby, KS (K205BR); Dodge City, KS (K242AE to 92.9 MHZ); Elkhart, KS (K252AV to 90.3 MHZ); Goodland, KS (K219AJ to 89.7 MHZ); Guymon, OK (K205FP); Lamar, CO (K252BY to 90.7 MHZ); Ness City, KS (K252AY to 92.9 MHZ); St. Francis, KS (K257DI to 96.3 MHZ); Sharon Springs, KS (K214AU); and Tribune, KS (K252AW to 89.5 MHZ). The changes will result in approximately 35,217 people receiving a first public radio signal.

File No. 96138 CRB Wichita State University, 3317 East 17th Street, Wichita, KS 67208. Signed by: Dr. Gerald Loper, Associate Vice President. Funds Awarded: $19,000. Total Project Cost: $38,000. To improve the facilities of public radio station KMUW-FM, 89.1 MHZ, in Wichita, by installing an uninterruptable power supply system to keep the station on the air during power outages and replacing 10-to-20 year old analog production equipment with digital recording and editing equipment. KMUW-FM serves about 678,000 people in south central KS.

File No. 96140 CTB Kansas Public Telecom. Service, 320 West 21st St., P.O. Box 288, Wichita, KS 67201. Signed by: Mr. Zoel Parenteau, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $14,357. Total Project Cost: $28,715. To improve the facilities of public television station KPTS-TV, Ch. 8, in Wichita, by replacing an old, obsolete video tape recorder, acquiring a new waveform monitor, a new color monitor and an FCC required EBS encoder decoder. KPTS-TV serves approximately 388,000 people.

File No. 96202 CTB Smoky Hills Public Television, 604 Elm Street, Bunker Hill, KS 67626. Signed by: Mr. David Wilson, CEO/General Manager. Funds Awarded: $58,000. Total Project Cost: $116,000. To extend the signal of public television station KOOD-TV, Ch. 9, in Bunker Hill, by constructing a new repeater station in Dodge City, on Ch. 21. Project also includes an Electronic Field Production unit consisting of a portable video camera, recorder and accessories to be used to provide additional production capacity to better serve the proposed coverage area. Station will provide a first over-the-air signal to about 26,000 people.

File No. 96214 CRB Hutchinson Community College, 815 N. Walnut, Suite 300, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Signed by: Dr. Edward Berger, President. Funds Awarded: $14,700. Total Project Cost: $29,400. To improve public radio station KHCC-FM, 90.1 MHZ, in Hutchinson, by replacing obsolete equipment with a digital audio storage system and a digital editor. This station, and its two repeater stations, serve approximately 925,000 people in central KS.


KENTUCKY


File No. 96196 CTB Kentucky Auth. for Educational TV, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502. Signed by: Mrs. Virginia G. Fox, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $474,162. Total Project Cost: $948,324. To improve the broadcast services of public television station WKMJ, which operates on Ch. 68 in Louisville, Kentucky, by replacing its 28-year-old transmitter, its transmission line, and its antenna; the latter has been damaged by lightning. WKMJ-TV is one of the stations of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television statewide network.


LOUISANA


File No. 96045 CTB Educational Broadcasting Fdn., 2929 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118. Signed by: Mr. James Kelly, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $80,000. Total Project Cost: $160,000. To improve the production facilities of public television station WLAE-TV, operating on Ch. 32 in New Orleans, LA. The project will replace a 20 year old video production switcher for the production of local programs. WLAE-TV serves 1.2 million people in the greater New Orleans area.


MASSACHUSETTS


File No. 96036 CRB Cape and Islands Comm Public Radio, 78 Gardiner Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Signed by: Mr. Jay Allison, President. Funds Awarded: $173,110. Total Project Cost: $230,814. To provide first public radio service to 70,639 citizens of Woods Hole and Nantucket, MA, by constructing a new FM broadcast studio, control room, antenna and transmitter at 90.1 MHZ, Woods Hole, MA, and provide a repeater station on 91.1 MHZ, at Nantucket, MA.

File No. 96131 CRB University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. Signed by: Ms. Carol Sprague, Acting Assoc. Director. Funds Awarded: $39,862. Total Project Cost: $79,725. To improve WFCR-FM, operating on 88.5 MHZ, in Amherst, MA, by replacing the audio console and associated items, monitor amplifier, monitor speakers, storage system, two cassette decks, two turntables, microphone processor, telephone hybrid, routing switcher, cabinets, and test equipment. Applicant provides service to approximately 1,144,371 potential listeners.

File No. 96208 CTB WGBH Educational Foundational, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134. Signed by: Mr. Andrew Griffiths, VP/Finance and Administration. Funds Awarded: $242,220. Total Project Cost: $484,440. To improve WGBH-TV, operating on Ch. 2, in Boston, MA, by replacing eighteen-year-old studio cameras. WGBH Educational Foundation serves approximately 5,430,000 viewers.


MARYLAND


File No. 96078 ICTN Salisbury State University, 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801. Signed by: Dr. Nelson Butler, Interim President. Funds Awarded: $108,856. Total Project Cost: $181,426. A consortium of three State higher education academic institutions would interconnect their three campuses to form a distance learning system to serve Maryland's lower eastern shore. The three are Salisbury State University, the University of Maryland/Eastern Shore, and Wor-Wic Community College. The project would construct a duplex microwave system linking the three campuses and an STL system that would interconnect with an existing ITFS transmission site near Salisbury. The project would also install a video classroom at Wor-Wic Community College and receive sites at high schools in 12 area communities.

File No. 96189 CTB Maryland Public Broadcasting Comm., 11767 Owings Mills Boulevard, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Signed by: Dr. Archie Buffkins, Interim President/CEO. Funds Awarded: $563,257. Total Project Cost: $1,426,910. To upgrade the broadcast operations of WMPT-TV, Channel 22 in Annapolis, Maryland, by replacing the 22-year-old transmitter.


MICHIGAN


File No. 96066 CRB Central Michigan University, 3965 East Broomfield Road, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. Signed by: Dr. Leonard E. Plachta, President. Funds Awarded: $301,195. Total Project Cost: $401,594. To activate a repeater station operating at 95.7 MHZ to bring the first public radio signal to approximately 51,501 residents in and around Oscoda, MI. The new station will repeat the programing of public station WCMU-FM, 89.5 MHZ, Mt. Pleasant, MI, which presently serves a population of about 291,577.

File No. 96068 CTB Detroit Educational Television Fdn., 7441 Second Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202-2796. Signed by: Mr. Steve Antoniotti, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $38,796. Total Project Cost: $77,592. To improve the operation of public television station WTVS, Ch. 56, Detroit, MI, by acquiring an emergency power generator for the station's transmitter. WTVS serves a population of about 4,500,000.

File No. 96134 IPTN Lansing Community College, 528 N. Capitol, Lansing, MI 48933. Signed by: Dr. Valerianna Moeller, Executive VP/Provost. Funds Awarded: $75,300. Total Project Cost: $105,750. To explore the feasibility of various technologies that could be appropriate for an interactive distance learning system in southeastern Michigan, among Lansing Community College, and the K-12 schools in the Livingston County Educational Service District and the Ingham County Intermediate School District.

File No. 96144 CTB Michigan State University, 84 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824-1212. Signed by: Mr. Daniel Evon, Asst Dir, Grants Admin. Funds Awarded: $494,932. Total Project Cost: $989,865. To improve the quality and reliability of the signal of public station WKAR-TV, Ch. 23, East Lansing, MI, by replacing its failing 18-year-old transmitter, STL, and the associated control, monitoring. and test equipment. The station serves a population of about 2,069,000.

File No. 96226 CRB Board of Control, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI 49855. Signed by: Dr. Michael J. Roy, VP/Finance and Administration. Funds Awarded: $7,027. Total Project Cost: $14,055. To extend the signal of WNMU-FM, 90.1 MHZ, Marquette, MI, by activating a translator to operate at 107.3 MHZ in Stephenson, MI, bringing the first public radio signal to about 13,000 residents of the south-central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The project will also enable the re-activation of an existing translator on 91.3 MHZ in Marinette, WI, that had to be shut down when a new full-power station overrode the signal from WNMU-FM. This translator serves a population of about 15,518.


MINNESOTA


File No. 96206 CRB Minnesota Public Radio, 45 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101. Signed by: Mr. Dennis Hamilton, Vice President. Funds Awarded: $59,179. Total Project Cost: $118,358. To improve the Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) network by replacing a C-Band portable uplink with a Ku-band uplink. The uplink would be located at FM stations KNOW/KSJN, St. Paul, MN. Additionally, the project would purchase backup STLs for the MPR stations in Rochester and Duluth, MN. The MPR network comprises 27 stations serving approximately 4,547,000 potential listeners in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Sun Valley, Idaho. The network's headquarters is in St. Paul.


MISSOURI


File No. 96010 CRB University of Missouri, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121. Signed by: Mr. Douglas Wartzok, Assoc Vice Chan. Dean of Grad. Funds Awarded: $19,323. Total Project Cost: $38,646. To improve the production facilities of public radio station KWMU, 90.7 MHZ, St. Louis, MO, by replacing worn-out and unreliable equipment, including a console, microphones, and microphone processors. The station serves a population of about 2,734,900 persons.

File No. 96041 ICTN University of Missouri/St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis, MO 63121-4499. Signed by: Dr. Douglas Wartzok, Assoc. Vice Chancel./Research. Funds Awarded: $440,766. Total Project Cost: $958,189. To construct a two-way, interactive telecommunications system -- to be called St. Louis EdNet -- linking diverse educational institutions throughout the greater St. Louis area. This includes locations in Illinois as well as in Missouri. The proposed system's design is based on interconnecting three large networks that are already established: the St. Louis Community College Network; the University of Missouri/St. Louis's existing network; and the cable TV and ITFS networks associated with the Cooperating School Districts (the latter consists of 28 K-12 public school districts in the area).


MISSISSIPPI


File No. 96172 CRTB Mississippi Authority for ETV, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Signed by: Mr. Larry Miller, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $79,417. Total Project Cost: $158,835. Replace FM radio modulation monitoring equipment, FM exciters, and the radio and television high speed RF monitoring system at transmitter sites throughout the state of Mississippi, to improve FM stereo performance, ensure compliance with power measurement requirements, and protect transmitters from potential damage.


MONTANA


File No. 96177 CRB Bd of Regents, MT University System, 330 Strand Union Building, Bozeman, MT 59717. Signed by: Mr. Philip Charles, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $30,495. Total Project Cost: $52,995. To improve the facilities of noncommercial radio station KGLT-FM, operating on 91.9 MHZ in Bozeman, MT by purchasing a new FM antenna, exciter and related equipment. The applicant has lost its lease at its current transmitter site and the new equipment will ensure continued service to 47,000 people. The transmitter will be relocated to a higher elevation and the new antenna will permit a power increase from 2 KW to 68 KW.


NORTH CAROLINA


File No. 96046 CRB Better Life, Inc., 230-B Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. Signed by: Mr. George Campbell, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $87,075. Total Project Cost: $116,100. To upgrade its services and provide first public radio service and first radio reading services to approximately 46,000 residents of northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia, WZRU, operating on 88.5 MHZ in Roanoke Rapids, NC, will relocate its antenna to a higher tower and will install a digital STL system.


NORTH DAKOTA


File No. 96141 CRB Dakota Radio Information Service, Liberty Mem. Bldg., 604 E. Blvd., Bismarck, ND 58505. Signed by: Ms. Marcella Schmaltz, President. Funds Awarded: $4,125. Total Project Cost: $5,500. To acquire 100 SCA receivers for use by the print-impaired in western ND. The radio reading service receivers would be distributed in areas covered by six new FM radio translator stations which were funded by PTFP in 1995. Since this is the first time 90.1 MHZ has been used in this area, there is no inventory of receivers available for distribution. The service provides the only locally originated service in ND. It broadcasts on the stations licensed to Prairie Public Broadcasting.


NEBRASKA


File No. 96142 CTB Nebraska Educ. Telecomm. Commission, 1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68501. Signed by: Mr. Rod Bates, Secretary. Funds Awarded: $84,939. Total Project Cost: $169,878. To improve the production facilities of the state's public television network by replacing old, obsolete origination equipment. Items to be acquired include: a remote unit audio console, 7 mini-disk recorder/players, 7 mini-disk players, color and black/white monitors as well as waveform monitors and vector scopes test equipment. Much of the equipment being replaced is in excess of 20 years old. The network serves about 1.5 million people.


NEW HAMPSHIRE


File No. 96240 CTB University of New Hampshire, Route 155A, Mast Rd., PO Box 110, Durham, NH 03824. Signed by: Mr. Steven Bernstein, Sr. Grant & Contract Officer. Funds Awarded: $110,000. Total Project Cost: $220,000. To improve originating station WENH-TV, operating on Ch 11, in Durham, NH, by replacing the studio production control switcher and field ENG Kit for production of local programming. This state network originating station serves the entire state of New Hampshire, totaling 1,109,252 potential viewers.


NEW JERSEY


File No. 96070 CTB New Jersey Public Broadcasting Auth., 25 South Stockton Street, Trenton, NJ 08625. Signed by: Mrs. Elizabeth Christopherson, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $70,000. Total Project Cost: $140,000. To improve the network originating station, WNJT-TV, operating on Ch 52, in Trenton, NJ, by upgrading the 3/4" format Analog Videotape Editing system with a Non-Linear Digital System, and upgrading a 40 unit Video Cart Playback System in Master Control with a Digital Video Server. This originating station provides service state-wide to approximately 7,730,188 potential viewers.


NEW MEXICO


File No. 96001 CTB Univ. of NM & Albuquerque Schools, 1130 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Signed by: Mrs. Ann Powell, Dir. Rsch.-Admin., Univ. of NM. Funds Awarded: $200,000. Total Project Cost: $400,000. To improve public television station KNME-TV, Ch. 5, in Albuquerque. Project will replace three studio cameras, a still store, and editing equipment with new non-linear editing equipment. KNME-TV serves about 1.1 million people.

File No. 96020 CRB Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc., P.O. Box 907, Magdalena, NM 87825. Signed by: Mr. George Apachito, President. Funds Awarded: $5,643. Total Project Cost: $7,525. To improve the facilities of public radio station KABR-AM, 1500 kHZ, in Magdalena, by replacing old equipment in the on-air control with equipment that will upgrade its ability to automate part of the broadcast day. This will permit an increase in broadcast hours without increasing the staff size. Most of the station's equipment is original and was purchased in 1983 when it went on the air. KABR-AM serves approximately 11,000 people in west central NM.

File No. 96163 CTB Eastern New Mexico University, 15th and Avenue O, Portales, NM 88130. Signed by: Mr. Duane Ryan, Director of Broadcasting. Funds Awarded: $49,230. Total Project Cost: $98,460. To improve the facilities of public television station, KENW-TV, Ch. 3, in Portales, by replacing an obsolete character generator and test/monitoring equipment including a waveform/vector scope, a signal test generator and a modulation monitor. KENW-TV serves about 350,000 residents of eastern NM and west TX.

File No. 96168 CRTB Eastern New Mexico University, 15th and Avenue O, Portales, NM 88130. Signed by: Mr. Duane Ryan, Director of Broadcasting. Funds Awarded: $101,335. Total Project Cost: $202,670. To improve the facilities of the existing microwave interconnection system between the three state public television stations: KENW-TV, Ch. 3, in Portales, KNME-TV, Ch. 5, in Albuquerque and KRWG-TV, Ch. 22, in Las Cruces. The system also connects four public radio stations: KUNM-FM and KANW-FM in Albuquerque; KRWG-FM, Las Cruces, and KENW-FM, Portales. Project would replace existing heterodyne microwave receiver/transmitter equipment, replace analog audio subcarrier units with digital equipment and add video synchronizers at microwave endpoints. System serves about 982,000 people in NM.

File No. 96179 ICTN No. New Mexico Network for Rural Ed., PO Box 640, Bernalillo, NM 87004. Signed by: Mr. Hank Dominguez, President. Funds Awarded: $377,846. Total Project Cost: $755,692. To establish a distance education network serving schools and colleges in 14 rural counties in Northern New Mexico. C-band VSAT satellite uplinks and origination studios will be placed at Northern New Mexico Community College in Espanola and New Mexico Highlands University at Las Vegas, NM. Satellite C-band downlinks will be placed at 19 sites and 5 existing downlinks will be upgraded to received compressed digital satellite signals.


NEW YORK


File No. 96047 CRTB WMHT Educational Telecommunications, 17 Fern Avenue, PO Box 17, Schenectady, NY 12301. Signed by: Mr. William Rogosin, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $150,000. Total Project Cost: $300,000. To improve WMHT-TV, Ch. 17 and WMHT-FM, 89.1 MHz, in Albany, NY by replacing the routing systems interconnecting its television and radio stations, replacing its Master Control Console, Automation System, and Monitoring equipment, and by replacing the master control switchers for its two TV stations, WMHT-TV and WMHQ-TV. This project will help to improve the Public Radio and TV to approximately 2,225,550 people in eastern New York, western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.

File No. 96149 CTB Pub Bdcstg Council of Central NY, 506 Old Liverpool Rd., Box 2400, Syracuse, NY 13220-2400. Signed by: Mr. Richard Russell, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $50,850. Total Project Cost: $101,700. To improve WCNY-TV, Ch 24 and WCNY-FM, 91.3 MHz, in Syracuse, NY, by replacing Channel 24's STL, the six-foot microwave transmit antenna and dish, 400 feet of microwave transmission line, a six-foot microwave receive antenna and dish with 200 feet of transmission line at the Pompey transmitter and by replacing for WCNY-FM the STL. The applicant, with its 2 TV stations and 2 FM stations, serves approximately 1,775,000 people, a TV and Radio in Syracuse and two Radio stations, one in Utica and one in Watertown.

File No. 96157 CRB WSKG Public T/C Council, 601 Gates Road, Vestal, NY 13850. Signed by: Mr. Michael Ziegler, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $101,666. Total Project Cost: $135,555. To expand the coverage of WSKG-FM, operating on 89.3 MHz, in Vestal, NY, by activating full power repeater transmitter in Hornell, NY, which will provide first signal to approximately 47,975 listeners.


OHIO


File No. 96023 CTB Public Bdcstg Fndn of NW Ohio, 136 Huron Street, Toledo, OH 43604. Signed by: Ms. Shirley E. Timonere, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $480,779. Total Project Cost: $961,558. To improve public station WGTE-TV, Ch. 30, Toledo, OH, by replacing worn-out and obsolete transmission equipment, including the transmitter, antenna, transmission line, and remote control system. The station serves a population of about 3,583,000.

File No. 96057 CTB Bowling Green State University, 245 Troup Street, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Signed by: Dr. Louis I. Katzner, Assoc. Vice President, Research. Funds Awarded: $108,000. Total Project Cost: $216,000. To improve the operation of public station WBGU-TV, Ch. 27, Bowling Green, OH, by replacing items of worn-out and obsolete production equipment, including a routing switcher, a lighting control system, and lighting fixtures. The station serves a population of about 1,300,000.

File No. 96114 CRB The Ohio State University, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210. Signed by: Mr. Dale K. Ouzts, Dir of Telecomm & Gen Manager. Funds Awarded: $172,498. Total Project Cost: $229,998. To extend the signal of public station WOSU-FM, 89.7 MHz, Columbus, OH, by activating a repeater station on 91.1 MHz in Marion, OH. The new station will provide the first public radio signal to about 19,061 persons, and the first nighttime public radio signal to nearly 130,000 persons. WOSU-FM serves a population of about 1,574,00.

File No. 96128 CRB Ohio University, 9 South College Street, Athens, OH 45701. Signed by: Dr. Carol Blum, Associate Vice President. Funds Awarded: $76,125. Total Project Cost: $152,250. To improve the operation of public station WOUB-FM, 91.3 MHz, Athens, OH, by replacing worn-out and out-dated items of production equipment, including audio consoles, DAT recorders, CD players, jack panels, distribution amplifiers, an audio editing system, microphones, and an audio switcher and by acquiring a hard-disk audio storage system. The station serves a population of about 853,284.

File No. 96136 CTB The Ohio State University, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210. Signed by: Mr. Dale K. Ouzts, Dir, Telecomm Ctr & Gen Mgr. Funds Awarded: $210,887. Total Project Cost: $421,774. To improve the operation of public station WOSU-TV, Ch. 34, Columbus, OH, by replacing worn-out and obsolete items of production equipment, including video tape machines, camera pedestals, a file server, and items of test equipment. The station serves a population of 1,866,000 in central and southern Ohio.

File No. 96146 CRB Public Bdcstg Fndn of NW Ohio, 136 Huron Street, Toledo, OH 43604. Signed by: Ms. Shirley E. Timonere, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $63,265. Total Project Cost: $126,530. To improve the operation of public station WGTE-FM, 91.3 MHz, Toledo, OH, by replacing items of worn-out and obsolete equipment, including its transmitter, master control console, CD players, and DAT recorders, and by acquiring a hard-disk audio storage system and digital audio workstations. The station serves a population of 1,101,300.


OKLAHOMA


File No. 96061 CTB Oklahoma Educational TV Authority, 7403 North Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73113. Signed by: Mr. Robert Allen, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $253,585. Total Project Cost: $507,170. To improve the Oklahoma Educational Television Network's production center in Oklahoma City by replacing 17-year-old studio cameras and 16-year-old videotape recorders.

File No. 96211 CRB University of Central Oklahoma, 100 North University Drive, Edmond, OK 73034. Signed by: Mr. Carl Reherman, Director of Outreach. Funds Awarded: $96,275. Total Project Cost: $128,367. To provide first public radio service to over 40,000 residents of Pittsburgh County, KCSC-FM, operating on 90.1 MHz in Edmond, Oklahoma, will construct a repeater station in McAlester, operating on 91.9 MHz.


OREGON


File No. 96216 CTB Oregon Public Broadcasting, 7140 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219. Signed by: Mr. Maynard Orme, President/CEO. Funds Awarded: $143,237. Total Project Cost: $286,475. To replace the 30 year old broadcast antenna, transmission line and tower of public television station KOAC-TV, operating on Ch. 7 in Corvallis, OR. The project will enable the station to continue service to 220,000 residents of the Willamette Valley and coastal communities in western Oregon.


PENNSYLVANIA


File No. 96052 CRB WQED Pittsburgh, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Signed by: Mr. H. Melvin Ming, Chief Operating Officer. Funds Awarded: $50,913. Total Project Cost: $101,827. To expand and improve the service of public radio station WQED-FM, 89.3 MHz, Pittsburgh, PA, to the Johnstown, PA, area by replacing a translator with a full-power repeater station. An estimated 168,102 persons in western Pennsylvania will receive their first public radio signal from the proposed new transmitter.

File No. 96156 CTB WQED Pittsburgh, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Signed by: Mr. George Miles Jr., President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $30,912. Total Project Cost: $61,825. To improve the service of public television station WQED-TV, Ch. 13, Pittsburgh, PA, by acquiring the necessary equipment to implement descriptive video for an estimated 65,000 sight-impaired persons in the station's coverage area, which includes approximately 3,250,000 people.


PUERTO RICO


File No. 96038 CRB University of Puerto Rico, Ponce de Leon Ave. & Pastrana St, Rio Piedras,, PR 00931. Signed by: Dr. Efrain Gonzalez-Tejera, Chancellor. Funds Awarded: $49,627. Total Project Cost: $99,254. To improve WRTU-FM, operating on 89.7 MHz, Rio Piedras, PR, by upgrading and replacing production equipment for 2 of its 3 studios. The items include two stereo consoles, 22 stereo line inputs, 4 cardioid microphones, stereo cassette deck, 4 CD cart machines, direct drive turntable, console furniture, 2 stereo record/play cart machines, 4 reel to reel record machines, 4 studio monitor speakers, 2 digital work stations, and 4 Dat record/play machines. WRTU-FM currently serves approximately 2,400,000 listeners.

File No. 96065 CRB University of Puerto Rico, Ponce de Leon Ave. & Pastrana St., Rio Piedras, PR 00931. Signed by: Dr. Efrain Gonzalez-Tejera, Chancellor. Funds Awarded: $96,316. Total Project Cost: $192,633. To provide first public radio service to approximately 475,000 residents of the west coast of Puerto Rico by constructing a new FM station in Mayaguez, operating on 88.3 MHz.


SOUTH CAROLINA


File No. 96245 ICTN Horry-Georgetown Technical College, P.O. Box 1966, Conway, SC 29526. Signed by: Dr. D. Kent Sharples, President. Funds Awarded: $85,600. Total Project Cost: $269,855. To assist Horry-Georgetown Technical College in interconnecting its three campuses with a T-1-based distance learning system. The project would purchase the basic multi-point interconnection equipment for the College's whole system and a video classroom for the Myrtle Beach campus. The College's other two campuses are in Conway -- the main campus -- and in Georgetown. The equipment would help the College participate in the South Carolina Technical College Distance Learning Network, which will permit the exchange of course work among the 16 technical colleges statewide.


TENNESSEE


File No. 96084 CTB Metropolitan Board of Public Educ., 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Signed by: Dr. Richard Benjamin, Director of Schools. Funds Awarded: $142,733. Total Project Cost: $380,621. To upgrade the facilities of WDCN-TV, Channel 8 in Nashville, by replacing 20-year old field cameras, monitoring and related equipment.

File No. 96197 CTB East Tennessee Pub. Comm., 1611 E. Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Signed by: Mr. Richard Meschendorf, Chair-Board of Trustees. Funds Awarded: $171,270. Total Project Cost: $342,540. To upgrade the facilities of WSJK-TV in Sneedville and WKOP-TV in Knoxville by replacing obsolete Master Control equipment and by purchasing basic equipment, including the on-air switcher, the routing switcher, monitoring equipment, equipment racks and the Emergency Broadcast System.


TEXAS


File No. 96017 CTB El Paso Public TV Foundation, Education Bldg. Room #105, El Paso, TX 79902. Signed by: Mr. Robert Munoz, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $408,525. Total Project Cost: $544,701. To improve the facilities of public television station KCOS-TV, Ch. 13, in El Paso, by replacing its old 18-year old RCA transmitter and related equipment. The replacement equipment will permit KCOS-TV to broadcast in stereo and have SAP capabilities. KCOS-TV serves approximately 650,000 people, 65% of which are Hispanic.

File No. 96099 CTB North Texas Public Broadcasting Inc, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75201. Signed by: Mr. Donald Boswell, Acting President. Funds Awarded: $23,000. Total Project Cost: $50,000. To improve the facilities of KERA-TV, Ch. 13, Dallas and KDTN-TV, Ch. 2, Denton, by replacing an 11-year old master control still store. This piece of equipment is essential to both stations since they share origination facilities, personnel and studios. The stations provide service to approximately 4.6 million people.

File No. 96108 CTB Central Texas College, 6200 W. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, TX 76542. Signed by: Dr. James Anderson, Chancellor. Funds Awarded: $27,000. Total Project Cost: $54,000. To improve public television station KNCT-TV, Ch. 46, in Killeen by replacing aging industrial grade on-air U-Matic videotape machines with a digital hard-disk storage retrieval system. KNCT-TV serves approximately 460,000 people.

File No. 96165 ICTN Texas State Technical College-, 300 College Drive, Sweetwater, TX 79556. Signed by: Dr. Clay G. Johnson, President. Funds Awarded: $125,751. Total Project Cost: $251,502. To assist in the establishment of a distance learning network interconnecting the main campus of the Texas State Technical College at Sweetwater with its three extension campuses at Abilene, Breckenridge, and Brownwood. The project would equip a sophisticated lecture video classroom at the main campus; this classroom would have complementary tape production and editing capabilities. The project would also install video classrooms at the three extension campuses. The system will use V-Tel equipment to allow the College's network to interconnect with the V-Tel-based Texas VIDNET system and the network of the Southwest Center for Advanced Technological Education (SCATE). The College's system will use T-1 telephone interconnection.


UTAH


File No. 96011 CRB Utah State University, 745 N 1200 E, Logan, UT 84322. Signed by: Mr. M. K. Jeppesen, Director, Contracts & Grants. Funds Awarded: $14,160. Total Project Cost: $18,880. To extend the signal of public radio station KUSU-FM, 91.5 MHz, in Logan by establishing three FM translators at the following locations: Huntington (Green River/Rural Emery County), on 90.9 MHz; Panquitch, on 88.7 MHz; and Price, on 91.5 MHz. The translators will provide a first public radio service to about 2,400 people and will strengthen and improve the signal to others.

File No. 96183 CTB University of Utah, Media Svcs, 101 Wasatch, Rm 193, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Signed by: Mr. Ted Capener, VP for University Relations. Funds Awarded: $117,158. Total Project Cost: $234,316. To improve and extend the signals of KUED-TV, Ch. 7, Salt Lake City and KULC-TV, Ch. 9, in Ogden, by replacing the following 8 television translators: K38CJ, Teasdale/Bicknell; K30CW, Maryvale/Piute Co.; K40AH, Torrey/Teasdale; K63BY, Milford/Rural Beaver Co.; K62BR, Virgin/Hurricane Mesa; K47AK Rural Washington Co.; K42AJ Richfield/Monroe; K60BU, Orangeville/Rural Emery Co. Project also includes a microwave TV relay system connecting Ford Ridge to Tabby Mountain and the replacement of an aging video tape recorder for KUED-TV. Project would permit approximately 21,300 people to receive a first or improved public television signal.


VIRGINIA


File No. 96035 ICTN Southside VA Community College, 109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821. Signed by: Dr. John J. Cavan, President. Funds Awarded: $200,000. Total Project Cost: $300,447. To purchase the equipment for a hub site, with associated connectivity equipment, that will allow the Southside Virginia Telecommunications Network to extend its distance learning systems to eight public high schools, one community college, and one four-year senior institution. The system will feature an integrated voice, video, and data network.

File No. 96097 PRB Clinch Valley College, 1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293. Signed by: Dr. L. Jay Lemons, Chancellor. Funds Awarded: $10,427. Total Project Cost: $26,228. To conduct planning activities for the establishment of a local public radio station that will serve the programming needs of approximately 35,000 residents of the City of Norton, Virginia, and of rural communities in Wise, Russell, Scott and Dickenson Counties.

File No. 96100 PTB Greater Washington Educ. T/C Assoc., 3620 South 27th Street, Arlington, VA 22206. Signed by: Mr. Joseph Widoff, Sr. V.P., Operations & Admin.. Funds Awarded: $164,000. Total Project Cost: $453,691. To help public television station WETA plan for the development of its fully-digital Advanced Television (ATV) site, which will be one of the first in the United States. The project would explore diverse technical, design, and production problems posed by the introduction of ATV in a manner that would assist other public television stations in making the transition. WETA-TV operates on Ch. 26 throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area.


WASHINGTON


File No. 96040 CRB Spokane Public Radio, 2319 N. Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99205. Signed by: Mr. Richard Kunkel, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $16,722. Total Project Cost: $22,296. To provide first public radio service to about 9,100 residents of Boundary County, Idaho, KPBX-FM, operating on 91.1 MHz in Spokane, Washington, will activate a repeater station in Bonners Ferry, ID, operating on 92.1 MHz.

File No. 96116 CRB Washington State University, Administration Road, Pullman, WA 99164-2530. Signed by: Ms. Carol Zuiches, Dir., Office of Grant & Rsch Dev. Funds Awarded: $95,251. Total Project Cost: $127,002. To bring public radio first signal to approximately 25,500 rural residents of north central Washington State, WSU will activate a repeater station in Omak,WA, and will also serve the city of Okanagon.

File No. 96204 CTB KCTS Television, 401 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109. Signed by: Mr. Burnill Clark, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $185,418. Total Project Cost: $285,258. To improve and upgrade the broadcast facilities of KYVE-TV, Channel 47 in Yakima, Washington, by replacing the antenna, which was damaged by lightning, and adding stereo processing, transmission and monitoring equipment.


WISCONSIN


File No. 96150 CRB Back Porch Radio Brdcstg, Inc., 118 South Bedford Street, Madison, WI 53703. Signed by: Mr. Terry O'Laughlin, President, Board of Directors. Funds Awarded: $21,000. Total Project Cost: $42,687. To improve WORT-FM, operating on 89.9 MHz, in Madison, WI, by replacing its 16-year-old transmitter and accessories and adding a dial-up remote control unit. The station provides service to approximately 390,000 listeners.

File No. 96199 CTB University of Wisconsin, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311. Signed by: Ms. Cheryl Gest, Administrative Officer. Funds Awarded: $85,000. Total Project Cost: $170,000. To improve one of the seven Wisconsin Public Television Network stations, WPNE, Ch. 38 in Green Bay, by replacing 3 digital VTRs, an Editing Controller and 3 Waveform Monitors. WPNE-TV serves approximately 488,000 viewers in its coverage area.


WEST VIRGINIA


File No. 96055 CRB WV Educational Brdstg Authority, 600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301. Signed by: Ms. Rita Ray, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $7,560. Total Project Cost: $10,080. To provide first public radio service to about 17,000 people in the rural communities of Logan and Bluefield, WVPN-FM, operating on 88.5 MHz in Charleston, West Virginia, will install a translator in Logan, operating on 91.9 MHz., and all necessary satellite equipment.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications
Posted: 17 Sep 1997
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