WPR News
4:10 pm
Fri December 19, 2003

Public Television Worried

Riverton, Wy – Wyoming Public Television officials are disappointed that Governor Freudenthal has slashed their requested budget increase from eight-point-one-(M)-million dollars to 30-thousand-dollars.
Dan Schiedel is general manager of Wyoming Public T-V.
He told two Fremont County lawmakers this week that the higher amount is needed to complete statewide conversion from an analog signal to a digital one.
And he points out that the Legislature has already invested three-(M)-million dollars in the upgrade.
Wyoming Public Television is licensed to Central Wyoming College and its budget is included in the Community College Commission's request, which covers all seven of the state's two-year colleges.
The Joint Appropriations Committee will examine the community college budget on January 13th.