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CPB Awards Grants to 89 Public Radio Stations for Digital Transition

  • For Immediate Release on September 20, 2007

Washington, DC -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting today announced $6.7 million in grants to 89 public radio stations to assist in the conversion from analog to digital broadcasting. This digital technology will allow these stations to significantly enhance the quality and scope of services to their communities, as well as providing outstanding sound.

"These grants will enable stations to better serve their communities, which depend on them as a trusted source of news and information," said CPB President and CEO Pat Harrison.

Grant recipients are:

Alaska: KBRW-FM (Barrow), KIAL-FM (Unalaska), KRNN- FM (Juneau), KXLL-FM (Juneau).

Alabama: WVAS-FM (Montgomery), WQPR-FM (Muscle Shoals).

Arizona: KNAU-FM (Flagstaff), KPUB-FM (Flagstaff).

California: KCLU-FM (Thousand Oaks), KKTO-FM (Tahoe City), KPFK-FM (Los Angeles), KUOP-FM (Stockton), KUOR-FM (Redlands), KXSR-FM (Groveland).

Colorado: KCFP-FM (Pueblo), KDUR-FM (Durango), KPGS-FM (Pagosa Springs), KRFC-FM (Fort Collins).

Connecticut: WEDW-FM (Stamford), WNPR-FM (Norwich), WPKT-FM (Meriden).

Washington, DC: WPFW-FM (Washington, DC).

Florida: WJUF-FM (Inverness), WKGC-FM (Panama City), WKGC-AM (Panama City), WQCS-FM (Ft. Pierce).

Georgia: WGPB-FM (Rome).

Iowa: KHKE-FM (Cedar Falls).

Illinois: WBEQ-FM (Morris), WGVV-FM (Rock Island).

Indiana: WBAA-AM (West Lafayette), WBAA-FM (West Lafayette), WBNI-FM (Roanoke), WVPE-FM (Elkhart), WNIN-FM (Evansville).

Kentucky: WKYU-FM (Bowling Green).

Louisiana: KEDM-FM (Monroe).

Maryland: WTMD-FM (Towson).

Minnesota: KRKW-FM (Roseau).

Missouri: KKTR-FM (Kirksville), KRNW-FM (Chillicothe).

Mississippi: WMAB-FM (Mississippi State), WMAE-FM (Booneville), WMAH-FM (Biloxi), WMAO-FM (Greenwood), WMAU-FM (Bude), WMAV-FM (Oxford), WMAW-FM (Meridian), WMPN-FM (Jackson).

New Jersey: WWCJ-FM (Cape May).

New Mexico: KUSW-FM (Flora Vista).

New York: W212BA-FM (Geneva), WBAI-FM (New York City), WCNY-FM (Syracuse), WJNY-FM (Watertown), WRLI-FM (Southampton), WSUF-FM (Noyak), WUNY-FM (Utica), WSKG-FM (Binghamton), WSQA-FM (Hornell), WSQC-FM (Oneonta), WSQE-FM (Corning), WSQG-FM (Ithaka), WSQX-FM (Binghamton), WAMC-FM's new transmitter in Remsen.

Ohio: WCBE-FM (Columbus).

Oregon: KLBR-FM (Bend), KLCC-FM (Eugene), KLCO-FM (Newport), KLFO-FM (Florence), KLFR-FM (Reedsport), KMPQ-FM (Roseburg), KCPB-FM (Warrenton), KMUN-FM (Astoria), KTCB-FM (Tillamook).

Pennsylvania: WWPJ-FM (Pen Agril), WYEP-FM (Pittsburg).

South Dakota: KDSD-FM (Pierpont), KESD-FM (Brookings), KPSD-FM (Faith), KQSD-FM (Lowry), KZSD-FM (Martin).

Texas: KMFA-FM (Austin).

Utah: KUSR-FM (Logan), KUSU-FM (Logan).

Virginia: WISE-FM (Wise), WVTR-FM (Marion).

Vermont: New Vermont Public Radio transmitter (Brighton), WJAN-FM (Sunderland).

Washington: KRCS-FM (Bellevue).

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