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FY 1994 PTFP Grant Awards

ALASKA

File No. 94002 CRB Raven Radio Foundation, Inc., 2B Lincoln Street, Sitka, AK 99835. Signed by: Ms. Melanie Kabler, Board Chairperson. Funds Awarded: $85,514. Total Project Cost: $129,227. To improve the operation of public radio station KCAW, 104.7 MHz, Sitka, AK, by replacing various items of unreliable and obsolete production equipment, including audio consoles and tape recorders, CD players, turntables, and digital cart machines; and to extend the signal of KCAW by activating translators operating on 90.1 in Elfin Cove and Yakutat providing their residents with their first public radio signal.

File No. 94011 CRB Alaska Public Radio Network, 810 East 9th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501-3826. Signed by: Ms. Diane S. Kaplan, President and CEO. Funds Awarded: $228,044. Total Project Cost: $304,058. To improve the production facilities of the Alaska Public Radio Network by replacing studio production equipment, including an audio console and tape recorders. The project will also provide a control center for the applicant's satellite uplink facility and purchase field production equipment to use with an existing portable satellite uplink. The Alaska Public Radio Network provides programming to 29 member public radio stations throughout Alaska and also produces the daily radio program "National Native News" which is distributed via satellite to over 170 stations in 33 states.

File No. 94089 CTB Capital Community Bdcstg, Inc., 224 Fourth Street, Juneau, AK 99801-1198. Signed by: Mr. Bill Legere, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $340,858. Total Project Cost: $568,098. To improve the operational capability of public station KTOO, Ch 3, Juneau, AK, by replacing obsolete and unreliable master and production control switching equipment, record and playback facilities, video and audio distribution equipment, test equipment, satellite receive equipment, terminal accessories, and studio lighting as part of moving to a new operating facility.

File No. 94115 CTB Bethel Broadcasting, Inc., 640 Radio Street, Pouch 468, Bethel, AK 99559. Signed by: Mr. Andrew J. Guy, President. Funds Awarded: $96,346. Total Project Cost: $128,462. To improve the production capability of public station KYUK-TV, Ch 4, Bethel, AK, by replacing obsolete and unreliable equipment, including an audio mixer, video tape recorders, a studio lighting system, and a studio intercom system.

File No. 94129 PTBN Bethel Broadcasting, Inc., 640 Radio St., Pouch 468, Bethel, AK 99559. Signed by: Mr. John A. McDonald, Secretary, GM. Funds Awarded: $36,723. Total Project Cost: $37,323. To develop a distance learning network plan for the Distance Delivery Consortium of Southwest Alaska, composed of member organizations in K-12 school districts, higher education, health care services, public broadcasting, and advisory members in long distance telephone service and satellite distribution, cable television, medical and technical training, and public utilities. The proposed plan would explore options and prepare a feasibility study for a network distribution system that could include a satellite uplink, satellite downlinks, and various last mile configurations for the video, voice and data delivery of educational materials.

File No. 94278 CRB Rainbird Community Bdcstg Corp., 123 Stedman Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901. Signed by: Ms. Marty West-White, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $38,622. Total Project Cost: $64,370. To improve the signal of public radio station KRBD, 105.9 MHz, Ketchikan, AK, first by replacing its antenna and changing its frequency to 89.7 MHz, eliminating interference from another FM station, and second by replacing unreliable and obsolete origination equipment, including an audio console, CD players, digital cart machines and recorders, and microphones.


ALABAMA

File No. 94143 CTB Auburn University, Auburn Television, Auburn Univ., AL 36849-5423. Signed by: Mr. Gerald W. Johnson, Vice President for Research. Funds Awarded: $266,530. Total Project Cost: $533,060. To improve public television production center at Auburn University in Auburn, AL, by replacing essential production equipment including cameras, tape recorders, switcher, monitors, vectorscope, video distribution amps and pulse distribution amps, so as to continue to provide State programs for this 9 station statewide Network (Alabama Public Television). This Auburn Production Center was activated in 1955 when the Network first started and PTFP grandfathered it in as a Broadcast affiliation. This network provides service to over 4,000,000 residents.

File No. 94218 CTB Alabama ETV Commission, 2112 11th Avenue South, No. 400, Birmingham, AL 35205-2884. Signed by: Ms. Judy Stone, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $357,542. Total Project Cost: $715,084. To improve the Alabama TV Network at WIIQ, Ch 41 in Demopolis and WFIQ, Ch 36 in Florence, by replacing the antenna and transmission lines at both locations, replacing one VCR, audio distribution amplifiers, audio boards for APT routers, audio monitor/switchers, audio cart machine, color monitors, system off-air demodulator, subcarrier channels, and nine SAP generators for each of the nine network stations. The replacement antenna at Demopolis will provide a first signalto 12,642 unserved residents.


ARKANSAS

File No. 94264 CTB Arkansas ETV Commission, 350 South Donaghey, Conway, AR 72032. Signed by: Ms. Susan Howarth, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $140,705. Total Project Cost: $281,410. To improve the production facililites of the Arkansas Educational Television Network in Conway by replacing 3 obsolete camera systems.

File No. 94281 CRB University of Arkansas, 120 Ozark Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Signed by: Mr. John Stokes, Director, Research Programs. Funds Awarded: $6,916. Total Project Cost: $9,222. To extend the public radio service of KUAF, operating on 91.3 MHz, Fayetteville, AR by constructing a translator in Mena, AR operating on 88.5 MHz, which will provide first service to 17,000 people.


AMERICAN SAMOA

File No. 94179 CTB American Samoa Government, KVZK, Office of Public Info., Pago Pago, AS 96799. Signed by: Ms. Vaoita Savali, Director. Funds Awarded: $76,378. Total Project Cost: $76,378. To improve the production facilities of public television station KVZK-TV, Ch. 2, Pago Pago, AS by replacing audio and video amplifiers, intercom and test equipment. KVZK-TV serves 45,000 residents of Amerian Samoa.


ARIZONA

File No. 94068 CTB Arizona State University, , Tempe, AZ 85287-1903. Signed by: Ms. Janice D. Bennett, Assistant Director, Spon. Proj. Funds Awarded: $404,295. Total Project Cost: $808,591. To improve public television station KAET-TV, Ch. 8, in Phoenix, by replacing its worn-out 1978 transmitter and related dissemination equipment. Project would also acquire an audio/video test set and a spectrum analyzer. Station serves approximately 2.8 million people.


CALIFORNIA

File No. 94021 CRB Nevada City Community Bdcst Group, P.O. Box 1327, Nevada City, CA 95959. Signed by: Mr. Steve Ramsey, Program Director. Funds Awarded: $39,253. Total Project Cost: $78,507. To improve the signal of public radio station KVMR, 89.5 MHz, Nevada City, CA, by replacing its unreliable and obsolete transmitter, antenna, and tower; and to improve its program service by acquiring a satellite downlink to provide the first nationally distributed public radio programming to about 250,000 persons in the Nevada City area.

File No. 94024 CTB Community TV of S. California, 4401 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Signed by: Mr. Donald G. Youpa, Executive Vice President. Funds Awarded: $314,777. Total Project Cost: $629,554. To replace the obsolete and unreliable lighting system in one studio of public television station KCET, Ch 28, Los Angeles, CA, which produces both local and national public television programs.

File No. 94062 CTB Rural CA Broadcasting Corporation, 5850 LaBath Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Signed by: Ms. Nancy Dobbs, President and CEO. Funds Awarded: $20,070. Total Project Cost: $40,141. To improve the operation of public station KRCB-TV, Ch 22, Rohnert Park, CA, by replacing the worn-out driver in its transmitter and acquiring test equipment. The station provides the only public television service to about 100,000 homes.

File No. 94067 CTB Redwood Empire Public TV, Inc., Box 13, Eureka, CA 95502-0013. Signed by: Ms. Sile M. Bauriedel, President. Funds Awarded: $75,750. Total Project Cost: $151,500. To improve the operation of public station KEET, Ch. 13, Eureka, CA, by replacing obsolete, unreliable studio equipment including cameras, video recorders, a character generator, still-store, monitoring and test equipment and by adding a SAP generator to allow descriptive video or secondary lanquage broadcasts to special audiences. The station serves about 120,000 persons.

File No. 94075 CRB Pataphysical Bdcstg Fndn, Inc., P.O. Box 423, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. Signed by: Mr. Peter Troxell, Manager. Funds Awarded: $93,527. Total Project Cost: $187,054. To improve the signal and operational capability of public radio station KUSP, 88.9 MHz, Santa Cruz, CA, by replacing its 20-year-old transmitter and antenna and items of studio equipment, including audio consoles, tape recorders, CD players, turntables, and a cartridge machine.

File No. 94124 CRB Death Valley Natural History Assn, P.O. Box 188, Death Valley, CA 92328. Signed by: Ms. Feliz N. Fields, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $13,730. Total Project Cost: $18,307. To provide the first public radio signal to Death Valley, CA, by activating a 100 watt FM translator on 88.7 MHz to rebroadcast the programming of public radio station KNPR, Las Vegas, NV.

File No. 94141 PTN Monterey County Office of Education, 901 Blanco Circle, Salinas, CA 93901. Signed by: Mr. William Barr, Superintendent. Funds Awarded: $81,991. Total Project Cost: $133,058. To design a multi-channel, multi-technology video distribution system for educational telecommunications use within a three-county region on California'a central coast, and through collaborations among the region's educational institutions, government agencies and private businesses, form the Monterey Bay Educational Telecommunications Roundtable. This Roundtable would include representatives of K-12 school districts, community colleges, universities and local governments working cooperatively to establish the Monterey Bay Educational Telecommunications Network to provide interactive services among educational institutions, government offices and area businesses.

File No. 94212 CRB Mendocino County Public Bdcstg, 9300 Highway 128, Philo, CA 95466. Signed by: Mr. Carroll H. Pratt, President, Board of Directors. Funds Awarded: $29,720. Total Project Cost: $39,627. To extend the signal of public radio station KZYX, 90.7 MHz, Philo, CA, by activating a repeater station on 91.5 MHz in Willits, CA, to bring the first public radio signal to about 50,000 people in Ukiah, Willits, Redwood Valley, Potter Valley, Calpella and Talmage.

File No. 94227 PTN Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Blvd. at W. 80th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045-2699. Signed by: Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra, Academic Vice President. Funds Awarded: $72,000. Total Project Cost: $96,021. To plan for an inter-campus telecommunications network designated as EduLINK, that would interconnect three institutions of higher education and many schools and agencies in each of their areas of the United States, through a fully interactive system providing video, voice and data capabilities for shared distance learning and training services. The three institutions proposing to develop the plan would be working cooperatively toward the sharing of courses, seminars, videoconferences, and computer interactive materials that emphasize the cultural diversity of the institutions - Loyola Marymount University, a multi-cultural university in Los Angeles; Benedict College, a traditionally African-American college in Columbia, SC; and Sinte Gleska University, a Lakota tribal university on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

File No. 94237 CRB Radio Bilingue, 1111 Fulton Mall, #700, Fresno, CA 93721. Signed by: Mr. Hugo Morales, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $27,470. Total Project Cost: $54,940. To the signals of California public radio stations KSJV, Fresno, and KMPO, Modesto, by replacing their microwave studio-to-transmitter links and associated equipment.

File No. 94266 CRB Poor Peoples Radio, Inc., 1329 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. Signed by: Mr. Joe Rudolph, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $6,150. Total Project Cost: $12,300. To improve the signal of public radio station KPOO, 89.5 MHz, San Francisco, CA, by replacing its obsolete and worn-out transmitter.

File No. 94275 CTB Coast Community College District, 15751 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Signed by: Mr. William A. Furniss, President. Funds Awarded: $350,044. Total Project Cost: $583,407. To improve the operation of public television station KOCE, Ch 50, Huntington Beach, CA, by replacing obsolete and unreliable origination equipment, including cameras, switchers, monitors, and video tape recorders. The station serves a population of 8.2-million people.

File No. 94276 CTB KQED, Inc., 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-1400. Signed by: Ms. Mary G. F. Bitterman, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $204,984. Total Project Cost: $409,969. To improve the production capability of public broadcasting station KQED-TV, Ch 9, San Francisco, CA, by replacing worn-out and obsolete video tape recorders for both studio and field use. The project also includes test and monitoring equipment to supplement the station's changeover to digital taping. KQED-TV serves a population of about 7-million persons.

File No. 94298 CTB Valley Public TV, Inc., 1544 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721. Signed by: Mr. Colin Dougherty, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $332,041. Total Project Cost: $664,083. To improve the signal and production capability of public television station KVPT, Ch. 18, Fresno, CA, by replacing its obsolete and unreliable transmitter exciter, studio and field video tape recorders, cart machines, studio switcher, audio console, monitors, and test equipment.

File No. 94322 CTB Northern CA ETV Association, Inc, 603 North Market Street, Redding, CA 96003. Signed by: Mr. Lyle Mettler, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $396,650. Total Project Cost: $793,300. To improve the signal of public television station KIXE, Ch 9, Redding, CA, by replacing its obsolete and unreliable transmitter, antenna, and tower, and acquiring a package of test equipment.


COLORADO

File No. 94130 CRB Boulder Community Brdcstg. Assoc., 1900 Folsom, Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80302. Signed by: Ms. Marty Durlin, Station Manager. Funds Awarded: $4,102. Total Project Cost: $8,205. To expand the coverage area of public radio station KGNU-FM, 88.5 MHz, in Boulder, by constructing a new FM translator on 93.7 MHz to serve Ward/Nederland. Translator will provide first service to an estimated 10,000 people in the mountains west of Boulder.

File No. 94183 CTB Prowers County, 301 S. Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052. Signed by: Mr. Robert R. Tempel, Chairman. Funds Awarded: $30,431. Total Project Cost: $40,575. To replace two public television translators: K59AH, Ch. 59, Lamar; and K69AS, Ch. 69, in Las Animas. Translators serve about 18,000 people by repeating the signal of KTSC-TV, Ch. 8, in Pueblo. The two EMCEE translators are 22 years old.

File No. 94226 CRB Carbondale Cmty Access Radio, 417 Main Street, Carbondale, CO 81623. Signed by: Ms. Missy Bowen, Station Mgr.. Funds Awarded: $33,018. Total Project Cost: $44,025. To improve the facilities of public radio station KDNK-FM, 90.5 MHz, in Carbondale, by replacing worn-out and unrepairable 11 year old air control room equipment, monitoring equipment, and dissemination equipment. New equipment includes: a stereo modulation monitor, power conditioning equipment, an on-air console, amplifiers, monitors, speakers and a variety of other origination equipment. KDNK-FM's signal covers approximately 23,000 people.

File No. 94267 CTN National Technological Univ., 700 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Signed by: Mr. Lionel V. Baldwin, President. Funds Awarded: $500,000. Total Project Cost: $781,000. To establish a Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) satellite network which will provide information to small and medium manufacturing establishments on improving manufacturing competitiveness. The project will utilize NTU's existing digital satellite network and uplinks at 45 engineering schools and will fund 110 downlinks at sites participating in the MEP program, which is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

File No. 94295 CTB San Juan Basin Area Voc-Tech School, P.O. Box 970, 33057 Highway 160, Cortez, CO 81321. Signed by: Mr. Howard N. Acott, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $159,000. Total Project Cost: $212,662. To activate a low-power noncommercial TV station on Channel 28 that will bring diverse distance learning services to Montezuma and Dolores Counties in southwest Colorado. The course work transmitted will be designed for K-12 schools, San Juan Basin Area Vocational-Technical School, Pueblo Community College, and area law enforcement and firefighting institutions. The proposal includes a satellite Ku-band receive-only earth station, to permit the applicant to retransmit nationally-distributed instructional programming.


CONNECTICUT

File No. 94019 CRB Connecticut Radio Info. System, Inc, 589 Jordan Lane, Wethersfield, CT 06109-1041. Signed by: Mr. David W. Judy, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $20,375. Total Project Cost: $40,750. To expand the locally-originated service capability of the Connecticut Radio Information System, Inc., which provides radio reading services to the print-handicapped throughout Connecticut using the SCA services of diverse FM stations. This proposal would construct program origination studios in Danbury and New Haven. These would allow for the reading of local newspapers over the already-existing services in those communities.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

File No. 94051 CTB Howard University, 2222 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059. Signed by: Mr. James A. Fletcher, VP-Business Affairs/Treasurer. Funds Awarded: $70,547. Total Project Cost: $141,095. To improve public television station WHMM-TV, operating on Ch 32 in Washington, DC, by replacing the worn out and inoperable transmitter components and test equipment in order to extend the station service structure. This project will provide WHMM-TV the capability to acheive the quality signal needed to better serve its audience of 5,579,000, including a minority audience of 1,400,000 blacks.

File No. 94134 CTN Amer. Indian Higher Ed. Consort., 509 Capitol Court N.E., Ste. 100, Washington, DC 20002. Signed by: Ms. Margarett C. Perez, President-AIHEC. Funds Awarded: $447,615. Total Project Cost: $596,820. To establish the first phase of a satellite-delivered distance learning system that would interconnect the 29 member-schools of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). The proposal would purchase a C/Ku-Band receive-only earth station for the 29 AIHEC colleges and for the AIHEC headquarters in Washington, D.C.; it would also provide video classroom equipment for the 29 schools. Three of the AIHEC schools are four-year institutions; the remainder are two-year community colleges. They are found in Michigan (1), Wisconsin (2), Minnesota (2), North Dakota (5), South Dakota (4), Nebraska (1), Kansas (1), Montana (7), Washington State (1), California (1), New Mexico (3), and Arizona (1). The proposal is the first result of a major telecommunications planning effort conducted over the past two years by AIHEC schools.


FLORIDA

File No. 94027 CTB University of Florida, 1200 Weimer Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611. Signed by: Mr. Dillard C. Marshall, Asst. Director, Sponsored Res.. Funds Awarded: $133,741. Total Project Cost: $267,483. To improve public television station, WUFT-TV, Ch 5, in Gainsville, FL, by replacing 3 studio cameras, so the station may continue producing local programs to 345,940 residents of North Central Florida.

File No. 94120 CTB Community Communications, Inc., 11510 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32817-4699. Signed by: Mr. Malcolm Wall, Executive Vice President. Funds Awarded: $184,178. Total Project Cost: $368,356. To improve public television station, WMFE-TV, Ch 24 in Orlando, FL, by replacing 3 studio cameras so the station may continue to provide local programms to serve the needs and interests of 2,443,400 residents of East Central FLorida. This is the applicant's third request for these cameras.

File No. 94139 CTB Florida State University, 16000 Red Barber Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Signed by: Mr. Robert M. Johnson, Vice President for Research. Funds Awarded: $173,625. Total Project Cost: $347,250. To improve public television station, WFSU-TV, Ch 11 in Tallahassee, FL, by replacing 3 studio camera systems and 1500 ft. of RF transmission line, so the station may continue to produce quality local programs to serve 600,000 resdidents in 27 counties in North Florida.

File No. 94151 CRB Florida State University, 1600 Red Barber Plaza, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Signed by: Mr. Robert M. Johnson, Vice President for Research. Funds Awarded: $34,376. Total Project Cost: $68,752. To activate a Radio Reading Service, using the applicant's facilities located at WFSU-FM, 88.9 MHz, in Tallahassee, FL to bring specialized programming to the blind, visually impaired and those with other physical disabilities. The audio will be delivered to approximately 12,560 people by 7 public radio subcarriers and by public tv SAP channels (the 7 include 4 in Tallahassee, 1 in Panama City and 2 in Valdosta, GA).

File No. 94223 CRB University of Florida, 219 Grinter Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611. Signed by: Mr. Dillard C. Marshall, Assistant Director, Spon. Res.. Funds Awarded: $72,394. Total Project Cost: $144,788. To activate a repeater noncommercial Radio station, WWUA-FM, operating on 90.1 MHz, with a power of 4,500 watts, in Inverness, FL, providing first signal to 201,165 residents in the three counties of Citrus, Hernando and Sumter. This project involves the applicant's successful negotiation with Alkalodge for assignment of their Construction Permit for WWUA-FM.

File No. 94251 CTB Florida West Coast Pub. Brdcstg., 1300 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607. Signed by: Mr. Stephen Rogers, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $169,952. Total Project Cost: $339,905. To improve public television station, WEDU-TV, operating on Ch 3 in Tampa, FL, by replacing essential origination and dissemination equipment including tape machines, frame synchronizer, routing switcher components and microwave amplifier, so the station can continue service to the 3,396,000 residents in the Florida West Coast area.


GEORGIA

File No. 94168 CTB GA Public Telecomm. Commission, 1540 Stewart Ave., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Signed by: Mr. Frank D. Bugg Jr., Deputy Director. Funds Awarded: $247,535. Total Project Cost: $495,071. To improve public television station WGTV-TV, Ch 8 in Athens, GA by replacing the transmitter, so the station may continue service to the 3,926,884 residents of greater metropolitan Atlanta which is approximately 50% of the population of the State.


HAWAII

File No. 94270 PRB Kekahu Foundation, PO Box 825, Hanalei, Kauai,, HI 96714. Signed by: Ms. Janet Friend, President. Funds Awarded: $15,000. Total Project Cost: $15,000. To plan for the establishment of the first public radio station to serve the 51,000 residents of the island of Kauai, Hawaii.


IOWA

File No. 94211 CTN Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview, Ottumwa, IA 52501. Signed by: Dr. Lyle Hellyer, President. Funds Awarded: $109,246. Total Project Cost: $273,114. To establish a video production studio to be located in the Indian Hills Community College Advanced Technology Center. The classroom would allow for the origination of instructional programming such as laboratory demonstrations, experiments, and presentations beyond the capability of the usual video classroom. The course work produced in the studio would be transmitted via the Iowa Communications Network to K-12 public schools, post-secondary academic institutions and business/industry.

File No. 94243 SCOLA, RR #1, Box 204 Highway L52, McClelland, IA 51548. Signed by: Mr. Lee Lubbers S.J., President. Funds Awarded: $120,000. Total Project Cost: $240,000. To purchase four digital compressed video encoders to extend the satellite services of SCOLA. SCLOA provides foreign language news programming to 10,000 schools and universities throughout the United States. The digital compressed video encoders will permit SCOLA to use Ku-band satellite disribution to increase its programming from one channel to four channels. The three new channels will include documentaries, school courses and children's programs presented in orignal foreign languages. SCOLA will also offer courses in speaking less-commonly -taught languages, such as Swahili, Lakota and Dutch.


ILLIONIS

File No. 94092 CTB Chicago Educational TV Assn, 5400 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625. Signed by: Mr. Martin J. McLaughlin, Vice Pres, Corporate Affairs. Funds Awarded: $309,557. Total Project Cost: $619,115. To improve the signal of public television station WTTW, Ch. 11, Chicago, IL, by replacing its worn-out transmitter. The station serves about 10.5-million people.

File No. 94113 CRB University of Illinois, 1110 West Main Street, Champaign, IL 61801. Signed by: Mr. Craig S. Bazzani, Comptroller. Funds Awarded: $5,280. Total Project Cost: $10,561. To activate a public radio translator operating at 106.5 MHz in Danville, IL, to provide the first nighttime public radio service to the 43,000 residents of the area. The translator will repeat the programing of public radio station WILL-FM, Champaign.

File No. 94307 CRB Western Illinois University, 900 West Adams Street, Macomb, IL 61455. Signed by: Mr. Donald Spencer, President. Funds Awarded: $132,773. Total Project Cost: $177,031. To extend the signal of public radio station WIUM, 91.3 MHz, Macomb, IL, by activating a repeater station in Warsaw, IL, operating at 89.5 MHz, to bring the first public radio signal to approximately 44,628 persons. The project also replaces some items of production equipment and provides a package of test equipment.


INDIANA

File No. 94091 CTB Tri-State Public Teleplex, Inc., 405 Carpenter Street, Evansville, IN 47708-1027. Signed by: Mr. David L. Dial, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $63,822. Total Project Cost: $127,644. To improve the production capability of public station WNIN-TV, Ch. 9, Evansville, IN, by replacing obsolete and malfunctioning items of equipment, including video tape recorders, a field production package, and test equipment. The station serves a population of about 750,000 persons.

File No. 94099 CTB Indiana University, , Bloomington, IN 47405-6901. Signed by: Mr. George Walker, Vice President for Research. Funds Awarded: $48,680. Total Project Cost: $97,360. To improve the operation of public television station WTIU, Ch. 30, Bloomington, IN, by replacing video tape recorders and associated equipment. The station serves 485,800 potential viewers in the Bloomington area.

File No. 94172 CRB Metro Indianapolis Pub Bdcstg Inc, 1401 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2389. Signed by: Mr. Lloyd Wright, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $17,200. Total Project Cost: $34,400. To improve the operation of public station WFYI-FM, 90.1 MHz, Indianapolis, IN, by replacing various items of worn-out and obsolete equipment, including audio tape recorders, control boards, and microphones. The station serves a population of about 2-million people.

File No. 94253 CRB Purdue University, 1063 Hovde Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Signed by: Mr. Larry E. Pherson, Dir, Ofc of Contracts & Grants. Funds Awarded: $13,250. Total Project Cost: $26,500. To augment the production capabilities of public radio stations WBAA-AM (920 KHz) and WBAA-FM (101.3 MHz), West Lafayette, IN, by acquiring an audio production console. The stations serve a population of 2.8-million people.


KANSAS

File No. 94066 CRB University of Kansas, Broadcasting Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045. Signed by: Dr. Robert C. Bearse, Associate Vice Chancellor. Funds Awarded: $40,999. Total Project Cost: $81,999. To improve the facilities of public radio station KANU-FM, 91.5 MHz, in Lawrence, by purchasing replacement equipment for the on-air control and production room. Much of the equipment being replaced was acquired in 1974. New equipment includes: two audio consoles, digital cart machines, DAT machines and related origination equipment. Station serves approximately 1.2 million people.

File No. 94078 CRB Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmont, Wichita, KS 67260. Signed by: Mr. Harry E. Williford, Director, Research Admin.. Funds Awarded: $10,400. Total Project Cost: $20,800. To improve the facilities of public radio station KMUW-FM, 89.1 MHz, in Wichita, by replacing the transmitter remote control and telemetry system, acquiring audio test equipment and origination equipment including a recorder, a DAT recorder and other related production equipment. Much of the equipment is over a decade old. The remote control equipment is out-of-date, and is no longer manufactured thus replacement parts are unavailable.

File No. 94119 CTB Smoky Hills Public Television, 604 Elm Streets, P.O. Box 9, Bunker Hill, KS 67626. Signed by: Mr. David M. Wilson, CEO & General Mgr.. Funds Awarded: $114,000. Total Project Cost: $228,000. To improve and augment the facilities of public television station, KOOD-TV, Ch. 9, in Hays by acquiring stereo equipment that would permit the use of the secondary audio programming (SAP) channel. This would permit a separate audio to the approximately 22,000 Hispanics and Descriptive Video Services (DVS) to the sight-impaired in the station's service area. This project will replace some of the station's out of date equipment that has serious maintenance problems.

File No. 94215 CRB Kansas State University, Fairchild Hall, Room No. 2, Manhattan, KS 66506. Signed by: Dr. Timothy R. Donoghue, Vice Provost for Research. Funds Awarded: $30,319. Total Project Cost: $60,638. To improve the facilities of public radio station KKSU-AM, 580 KHz, in Manhattan by replacing a 25 year-old Gates transmitter. Current transmitter requires frequent and expensive repairs. Station has an extremely large coverage area over parts of four states: KS, IA, MO and OK. Approximately 5.4 million people are served by KKSU-AM. Station shares time with WIBW-AM.

File No. 94319 CRB Hutchinson Community College, 815 N. Walnut, Suite 300, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Signed by: Dr. Edward E. Berger, President. Funds Awarded: $39,560. Total Project Cost: $79,119. To improve the facilities of public radio station KHCC-FM, 90.1 MHz, in Hutchinson, by replacing the station's 1978 transmitter, stereo generator and related dissemination equipment. Transmitter is becoming more expensive and difficult to repair and the design degrades the stereo and SCA subcarrier signals. Station serves approximately 500,000 people.


KENTUCKY

File No. 94085 CRB Appalshop, Inc., 306 Madison Street, Whitesburg, KY 41858. Signed by: Mr. R. Raymond Moore, Administrative Director. Funds Awarded: $48,306. Total Project Cost: $64,494. To improve and expand the signal of public radio station WMMT, 88.7 Mhz, Whitesburg, KY, by replacing its transmitter and antenna and increasing its power. The increase will add nearly 51,000 persons to the population of about 147,406 persons now served by the station.

File No. 94219 CTB Kentucky Educational Television, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502. Signed by: Ms. Virginia G. Fox, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $145,021. Total Project Cost: $290,043. To improve the transmission capabilities of Kentucky Educational Television, Lexington, KY, by replacing worn-out elements of various transmitters in its statewide system and adding a package of test equipment; and to improve its classroom services by adding an interactive video classroom system at Kentucky State University. KET operates a statewide network of 15 transmitters and 6 translators.


LOUISIANA

File No. 94076 CRB Friends of WWOZ, Inc., 1201 St. Phillip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Signed by: Mr. David Freedman, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $28,278. Total Project Cost: $37,705. To provide a satellite downlink and digital audio recorders at WWOZ-FM, 90.7 MHz in New Orleans to permit access to nationally distributed programming from the Public Radio Satellite System. WWOZ provides a jazz format public radio service to 1,000,000 people in the greater New Orleans area.

File No. 94079 CTN Educational Broadcstng Found. Inc., 2929 So. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118. Signed by: Mr. John Pela, Station Manager. Funds Awarded: $369,519. Total Project Cost: $739,038. To implement the New Orleans Educational Telecommunications Project (NOETP), which will use a two-channel ITFS system to serve approximately 250,000 students in 419 public, parochial, and private schools in the seven parishes that compose greater New Orleans: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. Tammany. The project would construct a production studio at public television station WLAE-TV, an origination video classroom at each of seven "hub" schools (one in each parish), and nine two-channel studio-to-transmitter microwave links to interconnect The "hub" schools and WLAE-TV to a common transmission point.

File No. 94116 CTB Greater New Orleans ETV Found., 916 Navarre Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124. Signed by: Mr. Randall Feldman, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $134,417. Total Project Cost: $268,835. To improve public television station WYES-TV, Ch 12 in New Orleans, LA, by replacing the production, master control, and router switchers, 2 monitors, distribution amplifiers, and cable and connectors, so the station may continue to provide quality service to the 800,600 residents in greater New Orleans.

File No. 94137 CRB University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 7018. Signed by: Ms. Shirley Laska, Vice Chancellor for Research. Funds Awarded: $25,948. Total Project Cost: $34,597. To extend the signal public radio station WWNO-FM, 89.9 MHz, in New Orleans, LA by constructing a 200 watt repeater station that will bring first signal to the cities of Houma and Thibodaux and surrounding communities in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parish, which, combined, total 59,103 unserved residents.

File No. 94157 CTB Louisiana ETV Authority, 7860 Anselmo Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Signed by: Ms. Beth Courtney, Exectutive Director. Funds Awarded: $150,000. Total Project Cost: $300,000. To improve public television station WLPB-TV, Ch 27, the originating station in the Louisiana Public Broadcasting TV Network, in Baton Rouge, LA, by replacing three studio cameras, so the station may continue to serve the network which covers 3,314,792 residents.


MARYLAND

File No. 94108 CTB Maryland Public Brdcstg. Comm., 11767 Owings Mills Boulevard, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Signed by: Mr. Raymond K. Ho, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $495,700. Total Project Cost: $991,400. To improve and extend public television station WWPB-TV, Ch 31, in Hagerstown, MD by replacing the transmitter and antenna, and, at the same time, extending the coverage to 809,078 residents who are unserved by any other TV station. This project will allow the Maryland TV Network to continue and expand its statewide service.


MAINE

File No. 94080 CTN University of Maine System, 107 Maine Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. Signed by: Mr. William J. Sullivan, Treasurer, Univ of Maine Sys. Funds Awarded: $600,000. Total Project Cost: $812,183. To construct a statewide distance learning channel composed of ITFS and D-3 fiber optic interconnection. The channel would be an addition to the The University of Maine System's already-operating network. The new channel would offer baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts and business, as well as masters degrees in library science, industrial technology, educational administration and business administration.


MICHIGAN

File No. 94053 CTB Northern Michigan University, Elizabeth Harden Drive, Marquette, MI 49855. Signed by: Mr. Michael J. Roy, V.P. for Finance & Admin.. Funds Awarded: $89,725. Total Project Cost: $179,450. To improve the production and operational capabilities of public station WNMU-TV, Ch. 13, Marquette, MI, by replacing its worn-out and obsolete switcher and TV and waveform monitors. The station serves about 275,000 residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

File No. 94096 CTB Detroit Educational TV Foundation, 7441 Second Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202-2796. Signed by: Dr. Robert F. Larson, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $147,816. Total Project Cost: $295,632. To improve the production facilities of public television station WTVS, Ch, 56, Detroit, MI, by replacing worn-out ENG packages and Betacam player/recorders. WTVS serves approximately 4.5-million people.

File No. 94109 CTN PACE Telecommunications Consort., 6065 Learning Lane, Indian River, MI 49749. Signed by: Mr. Jack A. Keck, Director. Funds Awarded: $245,000. Total Project Cost: $333,147. To expand the PACE Telecommunications Consortium four-channel ITFS network to the K-12 schools in seven additional communities. The Consortium's ITFS network already reaches a number of school districts in its service area, using, beside the ITFS interconnection, cable television and CARS microwave. The PACE Telecommunications Consortium is located a rural six-county area covering 3,302 sq. miles in the northern tip of Michigan's lower peninsula.

File No. 94127 CTB Michigan State University, 84 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824-1212. Signed by: Mr. Richard L. Howe, Asst Dir, Contract & Grant Adm. Funds Awarded: $248,253. Total Project Cost: $496,507. To improve the operational capability of public station WKAR-TV, Ch. 23, East Lansing, MI, by replacing worn-out and obsolete audio and video distribution equipment, including routing, master control switching, and synchronization. WKAR-TV serves more than 2-million residents of Michigan.

File No. 94163 CTN Tuscola Intermediate School Dist, 4415 S. Seeger Street, Cass City, MI 48726. Signed by: Mr. Robert E. Townsend, R.E.M.C. #10 Director. Funds Awarded: $94,394. Total Project Cost: $193,894. By constructing a two-channel ITFS system, to establish a distance learning network that would interconnect 24 cable headends in the Thumb Area of eastern Michigan. Via dedicated channels, the cable systems would retransmit the educational programming to K-12 schools in 33 communities. The goals would be to make available low-incidence middle and high school classes -- such as advanced mathematics, science, and foreign languages -- where they are not presently offered, to provide professional development activities and graduate level classes for teachers and administrators, to offer training opportunities to local business and industry, and to put into place a comprehensive community education program.

File No. 94317 CTN Northwestern Michigan College, 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684. Signed by: Mr. Timothy G. Quinn, President. Funds Awarded: $850,000. Total Project Cost: $3,356,597. To acquire the equipment for, construct and extend a two-way interactive interconnection system designated as Project Interconnect, that would provide video, voice and data services for distance learning and training to students, educators and the workforce in Northwestern Michigan. The proposed fiber optic network would connect colleges, universities, fifteen school districts, libraries, hospitals, and government offices to the present digital compressed video connection from Northwestern Michigan College's main campus in Traverse City to its satellite campus in Cadillac.


MINNESOTA

File No. 94098 PTBN Asian Media Access, Inc., 730 Hennepin Ave, #812, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Signed by: Mr. Stephen J. Lu, President. Funds Awarded: $50,000. Total Project Cost: $101,012. To plan for a television production studio in St. Paul, Minnesota that would be managed, operated and have Board control by Asian-Americans, for the purpose of producing and distributing distance learning courses and educational television programs specifically directed to the needs of Asian-Americans in Minnesota, and potentially nationally.

File No. 94104 CRB Fresh Air, Inc., 1808 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Signed by: Ms. Augustine Dominguez, Board President. Funds Awarded: $9,300. Total Project Cost: $18,600. To extend the signal of public radio station KFAI, 90.3 MHz, Minneapolis, MN, to the eastern half of the Minneapolis metro area, which is presently blocked by tall buildings from receiving the station's transmission. The project will construct a translator to operate at 106.7 MHz and bring KFAI's signal to approximately 400,000 persons now unable to receive it. The station presently serves approximately 1.2-million persons in the Minneapolis metro area.


MISSOURI

File No. 94061 CRB Southwest Missouri State Univ., 901 South National, Springfield, MO 65804-0089. Signed by: Mr. Frank A. Einhellig, Associate Vice President. Funds Awarded: $84,500. Total Project Cost: $169,000. To replace the broadcast tower of public radio station KCOZ, 90.5 MHz, Point Lookout, MO, which serves 71,470 residents of southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. KCOZ repeats the programing of public radio station KSMU, 91.1 MHz, Springfield, MO.

File No. 94206 CTB St. Louis Regional Ed & Public TV, 6996 Millbrook Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63130. Signed by: Mr. Michael Hardgrove, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $164,562. Total Project Cost: $329,125. To improve the operation of public television station KETC, Ch. 9, St. Louis, MO, by replacing worn-out and obsolete video cassette machines. KETC serves a population of about 2.9-million persons.

File No. 94233 CTN Public Television 19, Inc., 125 East 31st Street, Kansas City,, MO 64108. Signed by: Mr. William T. Reed, President. Funds Awarded: $200,000. Total Project Cost: $306,037. To construct and activate a new educational service by implementing an interactive compressed video classroom project and interconnection system, to be integrated into a network for student course work and teacher training and development. The classroom origination facility, the compressed video CODEC, and the interconnecting fiber optic transceivers would compose a Kansas City compressed video network hub delivering live interactive instruction to schools and educational centers across Kansas and Missouri.


MARIANAS PROTECTORATE

File No. 94323 CRB Northern Marianas College, P.O. Box 1250, Saipan, MP 96950. Signed by: Ms. Agnes McPhetres, President. Funds Awarded: $371,624. Total Project Cost: $371,624. To provide the first noncommerical public radio station to the Northern Marianas by establishing a new station operating on 88.1 MHz. in Saipan. A translator will also be constructed operating on 88.9 MHz to serve Chalan Konoa and northern Saipan island. The facilities will serve 43,000 residents of the Northern Marianas Islands.


MISSISSIPPI

File No. 94156 CTN Mississippi Authority for, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Signed by: Mr. Larry D. Miller, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $535,322. Total Project Cost: $1,070,644. To purchase audio and video equipment to establish nine multi-media Interactive Technology Centers across the State of Mississippi. Also purchased will be codec terminal equipment, a 32-port switcher, and related hardware and software to allow the Centers to be connected via T1 lines. Eight of the Centers will be housed at public high schools and one will be located in the Jackson headquarters of the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television. Each Center's primary objective will be to allow secondary students in poor, rural schools to have access to otherwise-unavailable instructional materials. The Centers, however, will also be used to provide professional support to teachers and administrators and to offer such functions as adult literacy courses and industrial training.


MONTANA

File No. 94193 CTB Plains - Paradise TV District, Box 215, 417 Rittenour Street, Plains, MT 59859. Signed by: Mr. Leo S. Rambur, Chairman. Funds Awarded: $47,194. Total Project Cost: $62,925. To improve public low power television station K21CA in Plains, MT by improving the local production capability to serve this very rural area with the acquisition of two portable color cameras and associated items, portable light kits, microphones, 3/4" editing system, monitors, special effects unit, audio cassette, time base corrector, character generator, and head phones. This project will increase community access to the station's facilities and increase the quality of local programming.


NORTH CAROLINA

File No. 94023 CRB Wake Forest University, P.O. Box 7405, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Signed by: Ms. Julie B. Cole, Dir. Office of Res. & Spon.. Funds Awarded: $175,721. Total Project Cost: $234,294. To improve public radio station WFDD-FM, 88.5 MHz in Winston-Salem, NC, by replacing its transmitter, antenna and original tower, destroyed by a tornado, which is to be installed at a new site, allowing the station to return to its original 100 kw signal from its current Special Temporary Authority of 22 kw, and restore the original coverage of 1,275,175 residents from the current 746,689. WFDD-FM has been on temporary site which has required reauthorization every six months.

File No. 94048 CRB Isothermal Community College, U.S. Highway 74 Bypass, Spindale, NC 28160. Signed by: Dr. Willard L. Lewis, President. Funds Awarded: $12,261. Total Project Cost: $24,522. To extend the public radio service provided by WNCW-FM, 88.7 MHz, Spindale, NC through the construction of translators operating on 92.9 MHz Boone, NC and 95.5 MHz, Beach Mtn., NC. The translators will provide first public radio service to 5,981 residents of Watauga County.

File No. 94090 CTB University of North Carolina, 10 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Signed by: Mr. Tom Howe, Direc & GM UNC Ctr for Pub TV. Funds Awarded: $367,464. Total Project Cost: $2,384,784. To activate a non-commercial repeater TV network station on Ch 31 in Lumberton, NC, providing first signal to 611,326 residents in 11 Southeast-central NC counties and 4 North-central SC counties.

File No. 94304 CRB University of North Carolina, Swain Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-0915. Signed by: Dr. Robert P. Lowman, Director, Office of Res. Serv.. Funds Awarded: $118,850. Total Project Cost: $237,700. To improve the transmission facilities of WUNC-FM, 91.5 MHz. Chapel Hill by moving the antenna to a higher tower, thereby increasing the station's effective power and providing first service to 70,000 additional people. The project would fund a new antenna, transmitter and Studio-Transmitter Link. The project would also fund a new satellite downlink antenna for receipt of national radio programming. WUNC-FM currently provides service to 1.3 million people in North Carolina.


NORTH DAKOTA

File No. 94093 CTN Turtle Mountain Community College, Box 340, Belcourt, ND 58316. Signed by: Mr. Gerald Monette, President. Funds Awarded: $271,482. Total Project Cost: $361,977. To establish distance learning facilities at four Native American community colleges in North Dakota: Turtle Mountain Community College; Ft. Berthold Community College; Little Hoop Community College (serving the Ft. Totten Reservation); and United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck. The four schools will be connected by T-1 transmission lines; all schools will have video classroom origination facilities. The system will permit the schools to share instructional programming; to do this, they will interconnect with and use the switching facilities of Standing Rock College, located at Ft. Yates, ND. The project would also allow the schools to participate in the North Dakota University System's Interactive Video Network (IVN).


NEBRASKA

File No. 94086 CRB Nebraska Educ. T/C Commission, P.O. Box 83111, 1800 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68501-3111. Signed by: Mr. Jack G. McBride, Secretary & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $22,405. Total Project Cost: $44,811. To extend and improve the facilities of the Nebraska Public Radio Network by activating four FM translators: Max (93.3 MHz), Harrison (89.5 MHz), Falls City (91.7 MHz), and Culbertson (92.7 MHz). Translators would provide first public signal in areas unserved by the network.

File No. 94263 CTB Nebraska Educ. T/C Commission, 1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68501-3111. Signed by: Mr. Jack G. McBride, Secretary/General Manager. Funds Awarded: $75,762. Total Project Cost: $151,525. To improve the Nebraska Educational TV Network by replacing three worn out television translators at the following locations: Falls City, K24AC, Ch. 24; Neligh, K65AT, Ch. 65; and Decatur, K66AR, Ch. 66. In addition, project would replace worn out/obsolete master control switcher.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

File No. 94074 CTB New Hampshire Public Radio, 207 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301-5048. Signed by: Mr. Mark D. Handley, President. Funds Awarded: $31,218. Total Project Cost: $78,045. To purchase microwave equipment to improve the interconnection between two public radio repeater stations and the flagship station of New Hampshire Public Radio, Station WEVO-FM, 89.1 Mhz, Concord. One repeater, already on-air, is WEVH-FM (91.3 Mhz) in Hanover; the second, scheduled to go on-air in June 1994, is WEVN-FM (90.7 Mhz), in Keene. The proposed microwave STL systems would provide higher quality signals to the repeaters than are possible from off-air signals. The project would therefore allow approximately 67,000 residents of the Hanover and Keene areas to receive truly reliable public radio signals for the first time. This proposal would also allow for some regionalization of public radio services to the affected areas.

File No. 94155 CTB University of New Hampshire, Rt. 155A, Mast Road, POBox 1100, Durham, NH 03824. Signed by: Mr. Steven Bernstein, Sr. Grant & Contract Officer. Funds Awarded: $212,000. Total Project Cost: $587,000. To replace a 12-year-old transmitter and antenna for New Hampshire Public Television's station WENH-TV, Ch. 11, Durham. WENH-TV is the flagship station in the applicant's statewide network, which comprises three stations and two translators.


NEW JERSEY

File No. 94290 CRB Burlington County College, Rte 530(Pemberton-Browns Mills R, Pemberton, NJ 08068. Signed by: Mr. Robert C. Messina, Jr., President. Funds Awarded: $22,530. Total Project Cost: $30,040. To construct a C-band satellite downlink at a WBZC-FM, 88.9 MHz. Pemberton, a new noncommerical radio station to be operated by Burlington County College. The earth station will provide access to nationally distributed programming for the station, which will provide the first public radio service to 24,916 in Burlington County.


NEW MEXICO

File No. 94040 PTN Hispanic Educational Telecom System, 1130 University Blvd., N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87102. Signed by: Mr. Jose F. Mendez, President & Chairman, HETS. Funds Awarded: $115,000. Total Project Cost: $155,000. To develop the plan for a new Hispanic Educational Telecommunications System (HETS) to interconnect institutions of higher education serving significant Hispanic populations with video and data resources, facilitating the sharing of credit, non-credit and outreach programs to on-campus and off-campus students as well as Hispanics in the workforce. The founding HETS institutions are seven universities and community colleges in the states of Arizona, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and in Puerto Rico.

File No. 94045 CRB University of New Mexico, , Albuquerque, NM 87131-1011. Signed by: Ms. Jane Blume, Interim General Manager. Funds Awarded: $23,647. Total Project Cost: $31,530. To extend the signal of KUNM-FM, 89.9 MHz, in Albuquerque by constructing four new translators at the following locations: Cuba, 91.1 MHz; Dzilth-na-o-dith-hle, 91.9 MHz; Socorro, 91.9 MHz and Eagle Nest/Cimarron, 91.1 MHz. The translators will provide a first public radio signal to a total of 13,439 persons.

File No. 94083 CTB New Mexico State University, Milton Hall, Room 121, Las Cruces, NM 88003. Signed by: Ms. Carol L. Walker, Associate Dean/Director. Funds Awarded: $48,401. Total Project Cost: $96,802. To improve the facilities of public television station KRWG-TV, Ch. 22, in Las Cruces by replacing a 1972 intercom system and a 1976 audio console as well as adding dissemination equipment which will allow for the transmission of Descriptive Video Service (DVS) and second audio programming in Spanish for the large Hispanic audience within the station's coverage area.

File No. 94165 CTB University of New Mexico, 1130 University Blvd. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87102. Signed by: Ms. Ann Powell, Director, Research Admin-UNM. Funds Awarded: $38,300. Total Project Cost: $76,600. To improve/extend the signal of public television station KNME-TV, Ch. 8, in Albuquerque by replacing three TV translators: K61BA, Ch. 61, in Ft. Wingate; K60AA, Ch. 60, Cimarron; and K63BD, Ch. 63, in Gallup. The Cimarron translator, a 1990 vintage unit, will be replaced with a more powerful unit. The other two translators are 1978 vintage.

File No. 94258 CRB San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd., Farmington, NM 87402. Signed by: Mr. James C. Henderson, President. Funds Awarded: $22,660. Total Project Cost: $45,320. To improve the facilities of public radio station KSJE-FM, 90.9 MHz, in Farmington, by acquiring a receive-only satellite downlink system. KSJE-FM serves approximately 90,000 people.

File No. 94268 CTB Eastern New Mexico University, 15th & Avenue O KENW-TV, Portales, NM 88130. Signed by: Mr. Duane Ryan, Director of Broadcasting. Funds Awarded: $35,000. Total Project Cost: $70,000. To improve the facilities of public television station KENW-TV, Ch. 3, in Portales, by replacing old, worn-out/outdated production equipment. Station would acquire a dual channel still store and a sync generator. Equipment will further KENW-TV's move toward broadcasting in stereo.

File No. 94287 PTN Northern New Mexico Network, #50 County Road 13, Cuba, NM 87013. Signed by: Mr. Joe A. Lopez, President. Funds Awarded: $45,000. Total Project Cost: $47,400. To develop a comprehensive distance learning plan that would consider the feasibility of possible telecommunications systems for a two-way interactive network offering specialized and advanced level courses for K-12 academic students and vocational students, and professional development and in-service training to educators and support staff. The proposed plan would also review long-range options for such an interconnection system to provide continuing education and training to the workforce in various professions and occupations, and information services to the general population in northern New Mexico.


NEVADA

File No. 94140 CTB Clark County School District, 4210 Channel 10 Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Signed by: Dr. Brian Cram, Superintendent. Funds Awarded: $167,135. Total Project Cost: $334,270. To improve the facilities of public television station KLVX-TV, Ch. 10, in Las Vegas by replacing old 2 inch video tape recorders, video production switcher, edit-only edit bay, cameras, character generator and associated production and test equipment. KLVX-TV serves approximately 919,388 residents of NV, western AZ and eastern CA.


NEW YORK

File No. 94031 CTB Long Island ETV Council, Inc., Channel 21 Drive, Plainview, NY 11803. Signed by: Mr. Terrel L. Cass, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $208,808. Total Project Cost: $417,616. To replace aged and obsolete items of studio and test equipment at public television station WLIW-TV, Ch. 21, Plainview, on Long Island, NY. The major items that would be purchased are video tape recorders, video editors, and a digital monitor.

File No. 94058 CTB WMHT Educational Telecomm., Inc., P.O. Box 17, 17 Fern Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12301-0017. Signed by: Mr. William D. Rogosin, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $291,727. Total Project Cost: $583,454. To replace aged and obsolete studio and test equipment at Stations WMHT-TV, Ch. 17, and WMHQ-TV, Ch. 45, both licensed to the applicant in Schenectady, NY. The project would purchase videotape machines, studio cameras, a video production audio console, and waveform/vector monitors.

File No. 94148 CRTB Pub Bdcstg Council of Central NY, 506 Old Liverpool Rd., Box 2400, Syracuse, NY 13220-2400. Signed by: Mr. Richard W. Russell, President and CEO. Funds Awarded: $131,547. Total Project Cost: $263,094. To replace studio equipment for public television station WCNY, Ch. 24, and for public radio station WCNY-FM, 91.3 MHz, Syracuse, NY. For the television station, the project would purchase master control and routing switchers. For the radio station, the proposal includes three SCA generators (for the local radio reading service for the print-handicapped) as well as audio distribution amplifiers and digital audio record players (both for studio use and for portable use).

File No. 94240 CTB Mountain Lake Public T/C Council, One Sesame Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Signed by: Mr. Gerald K. Bates, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $106,078. Total Project Cost: $176,797. To replace worn-out and aged studio and test equipment at public television station WCFE, Ch. 57, Plattsburgh, NY. The principal items the proposal would purchase are four video tape recorders, an edit controller, an intercom system, and associated items of test equipment (notably, a spectrum analyzer, tracking generator, and side-band analyzer).

File No. 94291 CTN Herkimer, Fulton, Hamilt, Ots BOCES, 400 Gros Blvd., Herkimer, NY 13350. Signed by: Mr. William E. Whitehill Jr., District Superintendent. Funds Awarded: $335,000. Total Project Cost: $490,518. To acquire the necessary equipment to activate a fiber optic interconnection system in Herkimer County and parts of six surrounding counties in central New York State among twelve school districts, a community college, and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) office. The links in this proposed network would include fourteen teaching/learning classrooms that could originate and receive fully interactive video, voice and data materials for instructional distance learning classes, in-service courses, professional development programs, and other community service needs.


OHIO

File No. 94005 CRB Ohio University, 9 South College Street, Athens, OH 45701. Signed by: Mr. T. Lloyd Chesnut, Vice President. Funds Awarded: $117,616. Total Project Cost: $235,233. To improve the signal of public radio station WOUB-AM, 1340 KHz. Athens, OH, by replacing its worn-out and obsolete transmitter and antenna and converting the station to AM stereo. WOUB-AM serves a population of 59,549.

File No. 94056 CTB ETV Assn of Metro Cleveland, 4300 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44134. Signed by: Mr. Jerry Wareham, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $221,675. Total Project Cost: $443,350. To improve the operation of public television station WVIZ, Ch. 25, Cleveland, OH, by replacing three obsolete and worn-out video switchers and two character generators. The station serves a population of 3.7-million persons.

File No. 94071 PTN Ohio Valley Reg. Dev. Commission, 740 Second Street, Rm. 102, Portsmouth, OH 45662-4088. Signed by: Mr. Jeffrey Spencer, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $27,000. Total Project Cost: $36,000. To plan for an interactive distance learning network that could potentially involve educational institutions at all levels, libraries, health care facilities and other public service agencies in the Ohio Valley Regional Development District of Southern Ohio, in a consortium effort to consider the alternative technologies that might be feasible to develop a telecommunications system for providing educational and training services.

File No. 94082 CRB Ohio State University, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1027. Signed by: Mr. Dale K. Ouzts, General Manager, WOSU Stations. Funds Awarded: $177,633. Total Project Cost: $236,845. To activate a public radio repeater station, WOSC, 91.1 MHz, in Coshocton County, OH, to bring the first public radio signal to approximately 45,569 people. WOSC will repeat the programing of WOSU, Columbus, OH.

File No. 94110 CTB Bowling Green State University, 245 Troup Street, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0060. Signed by: Mr. Louis I. Katzner, Associate V.P. for Research. Funds Awarded: $117,200. Total Project Cost: $234,400. To improve the production capability of public station WBGU-TV, Ch. 27, Bowling Green, OH, by replacing worn-out and outdated analog video tape machines and editing with digital technology and also replacing its field production equipment. The station serves a population of about 1.3-million people.

File No. 94177 CTB Public Bdcstg Fndn of NW Ohio, 136 Huron Street, Toledo, OH 43697. Signed by: Ms. Shirley E. Timonere, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $92,495. Total Project Cost: $184,990. To improve the production capability of public station WGTE-TV, Ch. 30, Toledo, OH, by replacing worn-out and outdated equipment, including a field production system, a video tape editing system, and a character generator. The station serves a population of about 1.3-million people.


OKLAHOMA

File No. 94059 CTB Rogers State College, Will Rogers and College Hill, Claremore, OK 74017-2099. Signed by: Mr. Richard H. Mosier, President. Funds Awarded: $181,500. Total Project Cost: $363,000. To improve the facilities of public television station, KRSC-TV, Ch. 35, in Claremore by acquiring equipment to upgrade its origination capabilities to current broadcast standards. In 1987, KRSC-TV went on the air with industrial grade, non-broadcast quality equipment. Much of that equipment is now worn-out, obsolete and experiences significant maintenance problems and downtime. Equipment being replaced includes video tape machines, cameras, master control switcher, edit controller, and related items.

File No. 94152 CRB Langston University, University Campus, State Hgwy 33, Langston, OK 73050. Signed by: Dr. Ernest L. Holloway, President. Funds Awarded: $69,767. Total Project Cost: $111,767. To improve and extend the facilities of public radio station, KALU-FM, 89.3 MHz, in Langston by increasing the station's power from 10 watts to 151 watts and replacing old, worn out equipment in the station's production, on-air and newsrooms. KALU-FM is licensed to a Historically Black University and provides a minority-oriented public radio service. The area is also served by KOSU-FM, Stillwater, and KCSC-FM, in Edmond.

File No. 94292 CRB East Central University, 300 South Highland, Ada, OK 74820-6899. Signed by: Dr. Bill S. Cole, President. Funds Awarded: $123,795. Total Project Cost: $165,060. To activate a new 2 KW public radio station on 91.3 MHz in Ada. Station will provide a first public radio signal to an estimated 40,000 residents in southeastern OK. Project also includes a satellite downlink terminal.


OREGON

File No. 94081 PTN Treasure Valley Community College, 650 College Blvd., Ontario, OR 97914. Signed by: Dr. Berton L. Glandon, President. Funds Awarded: $110,000. Total Project Cost: $152,158. To develop a plan and analyze the feasibility of providing a distance learning service through alternative forms of telecommunications such as fiber optic lines and microwave distribution to learning centers for different levels of education, in a four-county area with a significant Hispanic population in Eastern Oregon.

File No. 94102 CTB Oregon Public Broadcasting, 7140 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, OR 97219-3013. Signed by: Mr. Maynard E. Orme, President and CEO. Funds Awarded: $55,000. Total Project Cost: $110,000. To improve the operational capability of Oregon Public Broadcasting by replacing worn-out and unreliable video tape recorders at the OPB broadcast center in Portland. OPB operates five public television stations in Oregon--KOPB, Ch 10, Portland; KOAC, Ch 7, Corvallis; KOAB, Ch 3, Bend; KTVR, Ch 13, LaGrande; and KEPB, Ch 28, Eugene. The OPB stations serve a population of about 2.8 million people.


PENNSYLVANIA

File No. 94117 CTB Northeastern PA ETV Association, 70 Old Boston Road, Pittston, PA 18640. Signed by: Mr. A. William Kelly, President & CEO. Funds Awarded: $193,760. Total Project Cost: $387,520. To improve the broadcast signal of public station WVIA-TV, Ch. 40, Scranton (Pittston), PA, by replacing its worn-out and failing studio-transmitter link, and to improve its production capability by replacing worn-out video tape recorders. The station serves approximately one million residents of northeast Pennsylvania.

File No. 94247 CTN Allegheny Intermediate Unit, 4 Station Square, Flr. 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Signed by: Dr. Joseph F. Lagana, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $62,538. Total Project Cost: $125,076. To extend the satellite delivered services of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) to 14 additional school districts through the purchase of 14 C/Ku-band steerable downlinks. The downlinks will be connected by fiber-optic cable to school buildings in each district to deliver teacher in-service, administrative and instructional programming to an additional 50,000 students and faculty. AIU currently provides satellite delivered services to 16 school districts in the suburban Pittsburg area.


SOUTH DAKOTA

File No. 94037 CTB SD Bd of Dirs for Ed T/C, Post Office Box 5000, Vermillion, SD 57069-5000. Signed by: Mr. Don Checots, Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $237,500. Total Project Cost: $475,000. To improve the facilities of public television station KTSD-TV, Ch. 10, in Pierre, by replacing a 25-year old transmitter, transmission line, diplexer, exciter and related dissemination equipment as well as associated test equipment. Station serves 84,397 residents.


TENNESSEE

File No. 94007 CTB Metropolitan Board of Pub. Educ., 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Signed by: Mr. Richard C. Benjamin, Director of Schools. Funds Awarded: $277,554. Total Project Cost: $479,157. To improve non-commercial public television station WDCN-TV, Ch 8, in Nashville, TN, by replacing video cassette recorders, switchers,, audio consoles and related equipment with 1/2" component format decks, composite video switchers, character generators, still stores and related equipment, so the station may continue quality service to 1.8 million potential viewers in and around metropolitan Nashville.

File No. 94039 CTB Mid-South Public Comm Fdn., 900 Getwell, Memphis, TN 38111. Signed by: Mr. Michael J. LaBonia, President & CEO/Treasurer. Funds Awarded: $33,584. Total Project Cost: $67,168. To improve public television station WKNO-TV, Ch 10, in Memphis, TN by replacing the STL microwave link with hot standby, so the station may continue uninterrupted service to the 2,140,000 residents.

File No. 94047 CTN Univ.of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598. Signed by: Mr. Frederick W. Obear, Chancellor. Funds Awarded: $49,666. Total Project Cost: $99,332. To establish a second two-way interactive video classroom, using T-1 transmission, on the applicant's campus. The facility will provide continuing education courses to rural health nurses and special education teachers. The project will serve southeast Tennessee, northeast Alabama, and northwest Georgia. The specific project objectives are as follows: to increase the number of rural health nurses trained in advanced chilbirth care to better provide services to the women and children in these remote areas; to increase the number of certified special education teachers who work in the remote areas of southeast Tennessee; and to increase the number of master's level speech/language teachers in southeast Tennessee to state mandates for certification by the year 2000.

File No. 94284 CTB West Tennessee Public TV Council, University of Tennessee @ Martin, Martin, TN 38237. Signed by: Mr. John C. Hesse, General Manager. Funds Awarded: $253,016. Total Project Cost: $506,032. To improve public television station WLJT-TV, Ch 11, in Martin, TN, by acquiring applicant owned first local production capability which will replace presently loaned production items. Equipment requested includes studio cameras, VTR's, audio console and related, monitors, intercom system, signal distribution/monitoring items and installation supplies. This project will enable this station to radically increase its local program production by not having to use the not always available, badly worn, borrowed equipment.


TEXAS

File No. 94003 CRB South Texas Public Bdcstg System, 4455 S. Padre Island Drive - #38, Corpus Christi, TX 78411. Signed by: Mr. Peter Frid, President & General Manager. Funds Awarded: $244,650. Total Project Cost: $326,200. To extend the signal of public radio station KEDT-FM, 90.3 MHz, in Corpus Christi by constructing a new 30 KW repeater/satellite station in Victoria on 90.7 MHz. Station would provide a first public radio signal to approximately 190,000 residents. Service would be relayed by fiber optic link from Corpus Christi to Victoria, a distance of about 85 miles.

File No. 94004 CTB South Texas Public Bdcstg System, 4455 S. Padre Island Drive - #38, Corpus Christi, TX 78411. Signed by: Mr. Peter A. Frid, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $546,825. Total Project Cost: $729,100. To improve the facilities of public television station KEDT-TV, Ch. 16, in Corpus Christi, by replacing worn out studio equipment including cameras, video tape recorders, character generator, video switcher, cart machines as well as other associated origination equipment. KEDT-TV also seeks to update transmitter to stereo and Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) and acquire appropriate test equipment. Station provides only public television signal to about 580,000 residents.

File No. 94016 CTN Alliance for Higher Education, 17103 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75248-1373. Signed by: Dr. Allan Watson, President. Funds Awarded: $322,547. Total Project Cost: $645,094. To purchase equipment for six "candid" video classrooms, one each at the Baylor College of Dentistry (Dallas), Collin County Community College (Plano), Dallas Education Center, East Texas State University (Commerce), Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls), and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (Fort Worth). Using the TAGER Television Network, these entities will produce instructional programming for new and historically underserved members of the population in K-12 education, teacher training, health, dental health, and allied health training.

File No. 94030 CTB University of Houston, 1600 Snith , Suite 3400, Houston, TX 77002. Signed by: Mr. E. Dell Felder, Senior Vice Chancellor. Funds Awarded: $65,810. Total Project Cost: $131,620. To improve the facilities of public television station KUHT-TV, Ch. 8, in Houston, by replacing (rebuilding) the aged and worn-out inter conductor tower transmission line. KUHT-TV provides the only public television signal to approximately 3.6 million residents.

File No. 94065 CRB University of Texas at Austin, P.O. Bx 7726, University Station, Austin, TX 78713-7726. Signed by: Mr. Stephen A. Monti, Vice Provost. Funds Awarded: $30,306. Total Project Cost: $60,613. To improve public radio station KUT-FM, 90.5 MHz, in Austin, by replacing worn-out origination equipment including tape recorders, digital cart machines, on-air and production microphones and a telephone hybrid. KUT-FM also seeks equipment that will allow it to meet FCC requirements for unattended operation. Station reaches more than 1 million people in central TX.

File No. 94149 CTN VIA-NET 1 Distance Learning Co-op, Highway 1017, P.O. Box 10, San Isidro, TX 78588. Signed by: Mr. Jose Arredondo Jr., San Isidro Superintendent. Funds Awarded: $232,213. Total Project Cost: $464,426. To establish a two-way, interactive distance learning network -- the Valley Inter-Active Network, or VIA-NET-1 Distance Learning Co-op -- interconnecting four Independent School Systems in South Texas: San Isidro, Raymondville, Mirando City, and San Perlita. The project will use compressed video technology, with the programming transmitted over the fiber optics lines of the Valley Telephone Cooperative; the Cooperative is an active partner in the proposal.

File No. 94181 CTB Capital of TX Public T/C Council, 2504-B Whitis, Austin, TX 78705. Signed by: Mr. Bill Arhos, President. Funds Awarded: $152,755. Total Project Cost: $305,511. To improve public television station KLRU-TV, Ch. 18, in Austin, by replacing worn out videotape recorders and a sixteen year old character generator that is no longer supported by the original manufacturer. Project would acquire 4 video production recorders and associated equipment as well as a new character generator. KLRU-TV produces about 180 hours of programming each year for local, regional and national distribution. KLRU-TV, in addition to serving about 1 million viewers, also provides daily classroom instructional programs for more than 100,000 students in 27 independent school districts and 10 private schools.

File No. 94182 PTN Amarillo Junior College District, 2201 South Washington, Amarillo, TX 79109. Signed by: Mr. Neil Mosley, Vice President for Business. Funds Awarded: $48,908. Total Project Cost: $55,128. To develop a comprehensive telecommunications plan for a distance learning system that would provide instructional courses and educational programs throughout the twenty six counties of the northern Texas Panhandle. The plan would be developed by the six colleges and universities in the Texas Higher Education Consortium of Texas and Oklahoma, and would cooperatively involve institutions and agencies in K-12 education, continuing education, government services and other non-profit activities to consider the feasibility of options

File No. 94185 CRB North Texas Public Brdcstg., Inc, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75201. Signed by: Mr. Richard J. Meyer, President. Funds Awarded: $9,139. Total Project Cost: $18,278. To extend the signal of public radio station KERA-FM, 90.1 MHz, in Dallas by constructing a new FM translator on 88.7 MHz, in Wichita Falls. Translator will bring first public radio signal to 68,696 residents.

File No. 94244 CRB University of Texas at Austin, P.O.Box 7726, University Station, Austin, TX 78713-7726. Signed by: Mr. Stephen A. Monti, Vice Provost. Funds Awarded: $91,534. Total Project Cost: $122,046. To provide the first public radio service to 99,000 residents of Tom Green County by constructing an FM repeater station in San Angelo operating on 91.1 MHz. The station will rebroadcast the program service of KUT, 90.5 MHz, Austin and will be fed by satellite delivery.


VIRGINA

File No. 94050 CTB Hampton Roads Educ. T/C Assoc., 5200 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23508. Signed by: Mr. John R. Morison, President and General Manager. Funds Awarded: $525,300. Total Project Cost: $1,050,600. To improve the transmission facilities of public television station WHRO-TV, Ch. 15, Norfolk by replacing a 20 year old transmitter and related equipment. The project will also replace three 14 year old 1" videotape recorders. WHRO-TV serves 1.6 million people in the southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina.

File No. 94314 CTB Greater WA Educ. T/C Association, 3620 South 27th Street, Arlington, VA 22206. Signed by: Mr. Jerry Butler, V.P. Eng & Computer Service. Funds Awarded: $360,000. Total Project Cost: $720,000. To improve the production capabilities of public television station WETA-TV, Ch. 26, Washington, by replacing 10 videotape recorders over 10 years old. The videotape equipment will permit continuation of production of local and national programming.


VERMONT

File No. 94001 CRB Vermont Public Radio, 107.9 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446. Signed by: Mr. Mark Vogelzang, President and CEO. Funds Awarded: $49,105. Total Project Cost: $98,210. To purchase a digital microwave STL system and a master control console to improve the transmission capabilities of Vermont Public Radio, which operates three stations in that state -- in Windsor, Colchester, and Rutland. Vermont Public Radio is moving its headquarters -- which will include its main production facility -- from Windsor to Colchester. This project is part of that relocation.

File No. 94094 PTBN Critical Lang&Area Stud's Cons, Inc, Kipling Road, P.O. Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302. Signed by: Mr. Bruce W. Stephenson, Acting Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $70,000. Total Project Cost: $95,285. To plan a telecommunications service for the forty-three member organizations of the Critical Language and Area Studies Consortium (CLASC) plus other K-12 and higher education schools, distance learning providers, national foreign language centers, research institutes and other organizations involved in foreign language education and training. The plan would assess possible options for a national and potentially international interactive distance learning network, particularly to focus on Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Russian languages and cultures.


WISCONSIN

File No. 94189 CTB University of Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706. Signed by: Ms. Cheryl E. Gest, Admin. Officer/Res.Adm-Fin. Funds Awarded: $130,900. Total Project Cost: $261,800. To improve the production capability of WHA Television/Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, by replacing worn-out and unreliable field and studio production equipment, including cameras and a character generator. The facility provides programing to the six stations of Wisconsin Public Television, which serve the entire state.

File No. 94201 PTN University of Wisconsin Centers, 150 E. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703. Signed by: Mr. Robert Erikson, Director, Research Admin.. Funds Awarded: $50,041. Total Project Cost: $57,589. To design a distance education network to connect the thirteen campuses that comprise the University of Wisconsin Centers, with the central administration in Madison and with local, regional, state and national networks. The proposed distance learning network could potentially involve various technologies in an interconnected system that would enable participating organizations in higher education, professional development, K-12 education, libraries and government offices to be included in interactive video, voice and data services.

File No. 94305 CRB White Pine Community Bdcstg, Inc, 303 West Prospect Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501. Signed by: Mr. Robert M. Fiocchi, President. Funds Awarded: $15,400. Total Project Cost: $30,800. To expand the signal of public radio station WXPR, 91.7 MHz, Rhinelander, WI, by raising the power of its translator, W265AI, at Ironwood, WI, to 100 watts and providing first public radio service to 3,500 residents in addition to the more than 12,500 persons presently served by the translator; to improve the production capability of WXPR by replacing worn-out and obsolete equipment, including an audio console, a CD player, and switchers. The project will also make some minor adjustments to the operation of the main transmitter. WXPR currently serves 63,000 residents of northern Wisconsin.


WEST VIRGINIA

File No. 94028 CRB WV Educational Bdcstng Authority, 600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301. Signed by: Ms. Rita Ray, Acting Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $184,930. Total Project Cost: $369,860. To improve the West Virginia Public Radio Network, whose originating station is WVPN-FM in Charleston, WV, by replacing the present microwave interconnection for the present network with a satellite interconnection, acquiring a Charleston uplink and 8 downlinks for its 8 radio stations resulting in providing quality programs and increased signal reliability over the present microwave system. This network currently serves 1,956,264 people.

File No. 94309 CTB WV Educational Bdcstng Authority, 600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301. Signed by: Ms. Rita Ray, Acting Executive Director. Funds Awarded: $149,500. Total Project Cost: $299,000. To improve public television station WNPB-TV, Ch 24, in Morgantown, WV by replacing basic studio production equipment, including 3 studio cameras, video monitors, switcher, video control console and vectorscope, so the station may continue to serve 718,016 residents in the State TV Network with programs of statewide interest.

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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