The state funding ranged from 7% to 28% of public media stations’ budgets. But the loss could lead to some Alaska stations losing much more federal funding.
The budget conference committee is aiming to finish its work in time for the House and Senate to pass the budget by the scheduled end of the session on May 15.
Landrum says things are going fairly smoothly, but there are challenges to broadcasting out of his family’s home.
Alaska’s public broadcasters dodged a bullet when the Legislature’s regular session ended Monday.
Some Alaska public broadcasters would have to give up local programming if the state Senate’s budget cuts go through.
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