CPB Media Room

CPB Grants Help 131 Rural and Minority Public Radio Stations Enhance Local Internet Services

  • For Immediate Release on February 16, 2005

Stations serve Web users in 41 states and 2 territories

WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 16, 2005 -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting will award Internet Service Acquisition Grants to help 131 rural and minority public radio stations enhance their listener and community service via the Web.

"Providing news, updates regarding community events, program information and other services over the Internet keeps stations connected with listeners," said CPB President and CEO, Kathleen Cox. "Through these grants, CPB is helping minority and rural stations expand their services in ways that can make a difference in their local communities."

CPB is investing a total of $3 million over the next three years in the grant program. Approximately 200 grantees with rural and/or minority status are eligible for $5,000 per year for the next three years. Under the terms of the grant program, eligible stations could receive a maximum of $15,000.

Grant recipients for this round include:

Alaska KBBI-AM/Homer KBRW-AM/Barrow KCAW-FM/Sitka KCHU-AM/Valdez KCUK-FM/Chevak KDLG-AM/Dillingham KFSK-FM/Petersburg KHNS-FM/Haines KIAL-AM/Unalaska KIYU-AM/Galena KNBA-FM/Anchorage KRBD-FM/Ketchikan KSDP-AM/Sand Point KSKO-AM/McGrath KSTK-FM/Wrangell KTNA-FM/Talkeetna KTOO-FM/Juneau KUHB-FM/St. Paul Island KYUK-AM/Bethel

Alabama WUAL-FM/University WVAS-FM/Montgomery Arizona KGHR-FM/Tuba City KNAU-FM/Flagstaff KUAZ-FM/Tucson KUYI-FM/Hotevilla

California KCHO-FM/Chico KHSU-FM/Arcata KIDE-FM/Hoopa KMUD-FM/Redway KRCB-FM/Rohnert Park KSJV-FM/Fresno KZYX-FM/Philo

Colorado KAJX-FM/Aspen KBUT-FM/Crested Butte KDNK-FM/Carbondale KOTO-FM/Telluride KRZA-FM/Alamosa KSJD-FM/Cortez KSUT-FM/Ignacio KUNC-FM/Greeley KVNF-FM/Paonia

Florida WDNA-FM/Miami

Georgia WABE-FM/Atlanta WCLK-FM/Atlanta

Guam KPRG-FM/Mangilao

Hawaii KKCR-FM/Hanalei

Iowa KBBG-FM/Waterloo KSUI-FM/Iowa City KUNI-FM/Cedar Falls KWIT-FM/Sioux City

Idaho KBSU-FM/Boise KBSW-FM/Boise

Illinois WIUM-FM/Macomb WNIJ-FM/Rockford WQUB-FM/Quincy WRTE-FM/Chicago WSIU-FM/Carbondale WUIS-FM/Springfield

Indiana WBAA-FM/West Lafayette

Kansas KANZ-FM/Garden City KHCC-FM/Hutchinson

Kentucky WEKU-FM/Richmond WKMS-FM/Murray WKYU-FM/Bowling Green WMMT-FM/Whitesburg

Louisiana KNON-FM/New Orleans

Massachusetts WOMR-FM/Provincetown

Maryland WEAA-FM/Baltimore WESM-FM/Princess Anne

Maine WERU-FM/Blue Hill Falls WMEH-FM/Bangor

Michigan WNMU-FM/Marquette

Minnesota KAXE-FM/Grand Rapids KUMD-FM/Duluth

Missouri KBIA-FM/Columbia KJLU-FM/Jefferson City KKFI-FM/Kansas City KOPN-FM/Columbia KXCV-FM/Maryville

Mississippi WJSU-FM/Jackson WPRL-FM/Lorman

Montana KEMC-FM/Billings KGVA-FM/Harlem KUFM-FM/Missoula

North Carolina WCQS-FM/Asheville WNCU-FM/Durham WRVS-FM/Elizabeth City WSHA-FM/Raleigh WZRU-FM/Roanoke Rapids

North Dakota KCND-FM/Bismarck KEYA-FM/Belcourt

Nebraska KUCV-FM/Lincoln

New Jersey WBGO-FM/Newark

New Mexico KCIE-FM/Dulce KENW-FM/Portales KGLP-FM/Gallup KRWG-FM/Las Cruces KTDB-FM/Pine Hill KUNM-FM/Albuquerque

Nevada KCEP-FM/Las Vegas KNPR-FM/Las Vegas

New York WEOS-FM/Geneva WJFF-FM/Jeffersonville

Oklahoma KCCU-FM/Lawton KOSU-FM/Stillwater

Oregon KLCC-FM/Eugene KMUN-FM/Astoria KSOR-FM/Ashland

Pennsylvania WLCH-FM/Lancaster

Puerto Rico WIPR-FM/Hato Rey WRTU-FM/San Juan

South Dakota KLND-FM/Mclaughlin KUSD-FM/Vermillion

Texas KAMU-FM/College Station KETR-FM/Commerce KPVU-FM/Prairie View KTEP-FM/El Paso

Utah KUSU-FM/Logan KZMU-FM/Moab

Virginia WMRA-FM/Harrisonburg WNSB-FM/Norfolk WVLS-FM/Monterey WVTF-FM/Roanoke

Washington KDNA-FM/Granger KPBX-FM/Spokane KWSU-AM/Pullman

Wisconsin WOJB-FM/Hayward WXPR-FM/Rhinelander WYMS-FM/Milwaukee

West Virginia WVMR-AM/Dunmore

Wyoming KUWR-FM/Laramie

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