Classical Stories
9:35 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Public Broadcasting Zeroed Out in House Budget Bill


WRTI, our region's largest classical music and jazz station, faces a significant threat: Congress is working on legislation that could cut 100% of funding for public broadcasting, which includes $300,000 to fund programming operations for WRTI, plus additional monies used to upgrade our physical infrastructure. These proposed cuts jeopardize WRTI and public broadcasting as a whole.

170 Million Americans rely on public radio and public television for programming that brings the arts to everyone, as well as trusted news and information reporting - for a minimal investment of $1.35 per U.S. citizen per year.



For the most recent information on this issue, please visit the 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting website:

170 million Americans rely on public radio and public television for programming that brings the arts to everyone, as well as trusted news and information reporting ? for a minimal investment of $1.35 per U.S. citizen per year.

You can make a difference ? contact your representatives in Congress to let them know how you feel about federal funding for the inspiring music you enjoy on WRTI.

I encourage you to take action now to let Congress know what classical music and jazz public radio means to you.

  • Click here to send a pre-written (and editable) e-mail to your representatives.
  • Or call your representative in Congress at (202) 224-3121.

Thank you for your ongoing support, and for adding your voice at this important time.

Sincerely,

Dave Conant

General Manager and Host, WRTI-FM