KSMQ using city support locally

Letter to the Editor

Suzy Meneguzzo, Interim President and CEO

On behalf of KSMQ Public Television, I would like to thank the City Council members and the citizens of Austin for their generous support of your local public television station.

The funds awarded last week will specifically support local productions featuring local individuals telling our local story. In partnership with the community, KSMQ brings you programs like Farm Connections featuring Dan Hoffman. This year’s episodes have featured information about the Red Power Round Up, Tractor Games, the original Princess Kay of the Milky Way and, of course, our FFA Student of the Week. Look for Farm Connections Thursdays at 7 p.m. through October 20.

Also made possible through this support, KSMQ is entering production of the local public affairs program The Heart of the Matter. With a focus on how local community members are tackling the issues facing our communities, KSMQ will bring you episodes focused on community leadership, entrepreneurship, job creation and more. Look for the premiere of The Heart of the Matter on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

While the city budget did not allow for full funding of KSMQ’s request, we are still pleased and grateful that the City of Austin has continued its partnership with KSMQ. In these difficult economic times, we understand the need to look carefully at all expenditures. We are proud that, even in this environment, the council members see value in the locally produced and national programming unique to KSMQ.

KSMQ will use the allocation wisely and to the benefit of the community.

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