It’s difficult to predict the future of federal funding for public broadcasting. If the last few years are an indicator, the future will be very bumpy. Congress is in deficit-cutting mode, and cutting or elimination of federal funding to public broadcasting makes for an easy and high-profiled target for politicians.
Any cut in Wyoming Public Media’s federal funding is a blow. We currently receive a yearly $280,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which comprises approximately 12% of our operating budget and provides funding for key positions and services.