For exploration, entertainment, education and enlightenment, there is nothing like public media stations. We will lose a precious resource of the people if we do not support it.
Let’s protect public TV and radio – vital sources of non-commercial-driven news and amazing programming.
Public Media Stations are a powerful and useful part of our civic society. They help inform the public with high-quality journalism and entertainment. Losing these stations due to financial support would hurt many communities and prevent individuals from making a positive impact.
NPR is an essential source for information. I rely on them for various things such as book reviews, movie reviews, in-depth reporting of topics both domestic and global. All of this is essential for allowing me to stay informed in a fast moving global environment.
In my small mountain town power outages are common, and wildfires and other natural disasters are serious threats. Community radio helps us stay informed and safe! Maintaining support for public radio is maintaining support for public safety.
Our local independent radio station, KVMR in Nevada City, is an essential part of our community. In addition to non-commercial programming, KVMR connects us with music, local news and announcements, a weekly flea market and emergency information. I am committed to actively keep KVMR broadcasting as usual in its honest capacity that connects our communities.
I always tell people, “Public media raised me and it’s my best friend!” That’s a little hyperbolic, but I did watch a lot of Sesame Street when I was a kid, and now most evenings I watch a lot of whatever is on KLRU. In the mornings and on the weekends, I listen to KUT, KOOP, KVRX, and KUTX. I live my life on the left end of the dial and that’s for a good reason. I value thoughtful, engaging, educational media and that’s what public media does every day.
NPR and KSUT are a huge part of my family’s daily lives. We will do all we can to support public broadcasting and we are one family among millions.
I have been a listener to Public Radio for close to 40 years. That is how I receive most of my news. It is extremely important that we continue to have this news source available. A price cannot be put on the importance of NPR.
I watch Public Television as well, for the specials about history, and find them extremely informative.
Access to Public Media must be protected.
Since 1970 I have valued the publicly funded and listener supported radio stations in the states where I have lived (TX, WI, MT). I have found these stations provide well researched news programs, thoughtful commentary, access for a range of viewpoints, and diverse cultural programs. They have been essential to my quality of life and my effectiveness as a citizen. I urge all our elected & appointed officials to continue to support and protect CPB and related public media.