PTFP’s last round of grants, fiscal year 2010

PTFP’s last annual grant round came toward the end of fiscal year 2010, and the agency later began soliciting applications for FY 2011, but the lingering recession and budget stalemate took down the grant program early in 2011.
In fall 2011 the Commerce Department agency National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced $20.45 million in PTFP grants for 126 projects.

  • Nearly half the money, $9.9 million, went to replace old equipment at existing stations;
  • $5.1 million went to extend or start 30 radio services and 1 TV service;
  • $4.1 million helped TV stations with conversion to digital operation, a major expense during PTFP’s last years.

A handful of other grants went to four emergency repair projects during the year, digital radio upgrades, facilities planning by future applicants, a radio reading service for the blind, a distance learning project and the perennial grantee PEACESAT.

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Alabama
Alabama Educational Television Commission
WBIQ-DT
Birmingham, AL
01-02-N10080

A project to assist the Alabama Educational Television Commission, Birmingham, AL, with the acquisition and installation of a Flywheel UPS unit and a 3,000 gallon diesel fuel tank for WIIQ-TV, Demopolis, AL.

Contact: Mr. Charles Grantham
Phone (205) 451-0132
Federal Amount $ 68,500
Total Project Cost $ 137,000

Arizona
Hualapai Tribe
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Peach Springs, AZ
04-03-N10218

A project to plan for a radio station on the Hualapai Reservation in Peach Springs, AZ.

Contact: Ms. Teresa Hutchens
Phone (928) 769-1630
Federal Amount $ 11,100
Total Project Cost $ 14,800



Arkansas
Arkansas Broadcasting Foundation
KABF-FM
Little Rock, AR
05-01-N10226

A project to acquire and install a digital control console and related studio equipment for radio station KABF-FM, Little Rock, AR.

Contact: Mr. William Cosme
Phone (504) 372-6119
Federal Amount $ 11,240
Total Project Cost $ 22,481



Arkansas Educational Television Commission

KETS-DT
Conway, AR
05-02-N10082

A project to acquire HD LCD monitors for Master Control and Studio Production Control, expansion cards for existing HD Router plant, and HD video tape recorders for the Arkansas Educational Television Commission, Conway.

Contact: Mr. Mike McCullars
Phone (501) 682-4153
Federal Amount $ 118,508
Total Project Cost $ 237,016



California
Humboldt State University
KHSU-FM
Arcata, CA
06-01-N10176

A project to purchase digital production studio and control room equipment for KHSU-FM, Arcata, CA.

Contact: Mr. Ed Subkis
Phone (707) 826-6085
Federal Amount $ 67,844
Total Project Cost $ 135,689

Humboldt State University
KHSU-FM
Arcata, CA
06-01-N10158

A project to purchase and install a stand-by generator and transfer switch for KHSU-FM, Arcata, CA.

Contact: Mr. Ed Subkis
Phone (707) 826-6085
Federal Amount $ 30,000
Total Project Cost $ 60,000

Los Angeles Unified School District

KLCS-TV
Los Angeles, CA
06-02-N10084

A project to replace the servers and software for the media archive system of KLCS-TV, Los Angeles, CA.

Contact: Dr. Janalyn Glymph Ph.D
Phone (213) 241-4073
Federal Amount $ 74,092
Total Project Cost $ 148,184

Native Media Resource Center
KGUA-FM
Gualala, CA
06-01-N10011

A project to activate public radio station KGUA-FM at 88.3 MHz, in Gualala, CA, which will provide first service to approximately 1,650 people, and added service to approximately 6,140 people.

Contact: Ms. Peggy Berryhill
Phone (707) 884-9957
Federal Amount $ 219,621
Total Project Cost $ 292,829

Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc.
KQED-TV
San Francisco, CA
06-02-N10173

A project to replace Master Control equipment including video servers, electronic media storage, and an automation system for Northern California Public Broadcasting, San Francisco, CA, the location of the consolidated Master Control facility for KQED-TV, San Francisco; KTEH-TV, San Jose; and KQET-TV, Watsonville/Monterey, CA.

Contact: Ms. Jayme Burke
Phone (415) 553-3318
Federal Amount $ 821,707
Total Project Cost $ 1,643,415

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Pataphysical Broadcasting Foundation

KUSP-FM
Santa Cruz, CA
06-01-N10088

A project to replace analog on-air and production audio consoles with digital audio console systems and associated equipment for KUSP-FM, Santa Cruz, CA.

Contact: Mr. Terry Green
Phone (831) 476-2800
Federal Amount $ 69,270
Total Project Cost $ 138,541


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Radio Bilingue

KSJV-FM
Fresno, CA
06-01-N10124

A project to activate a public radio station at 88.1 MHz, in Douglas, AZ, as a repeater station of KSJV-FM, Fresno, CA, which will provide first service to approximately 21,200 people.

Contact: Mr. Hugo Morales
Phone (559) 455-5757
Federal Amount $ 148,524
Total Project Cost $ 198,032



San Diego State University Research Foundation

KPBS-FM
San Diego, CA
06-01-N10042

A project for the digital conversion of KPBS-FM, San Diego, CA, and KQVO-FM, Calexico, CA, for on-air and production studios and control rooms, including on-air consoles, production consoles, and a networked audio router system.

Contact: Ms. Jennie Amison
Phone (619) 594-5731
Federal Amount $ 104,677
Total Project Cost $ 209,354


Valley Public Television, Inc
KVPT-DT
Fresno, CA
06-02-N10096

A project to purchase and install a two-hop microwave STL system for interconnection of the digital signal from the transmitter site of KVPT-DT, Fresno, CA, to the station’s Bakersfield, CA, translator site.

Contact: Ms. Phyllis Brotherton
Phone (559) 266-1800
Federal Amount $ 33,850
Total Project Cost $ 67,700



Valley Public Television, Inc
KVPT-DT
Fresno, CA
06-02-N10066

A project to replace the electronic media storage system at KVPT-DT, Fresno, CA, with an HD (high definition) media storage system.

Contact: Ms. Phyllis Brotherton
Phone (559) 266-1800
Federal Amount $ 29,500
Total Project Cost $ 59,000



Colorado
Equal Representation of Media Advocacy Inc.
KRZA-FM
Alamosa, CO
08-01-N10079

A project to increase the tower and antenna height for KRZA-FM on 88.7 MHz, in Alamosa, CO, as required by the U. S. Forest Service. The project will also provide first service to 31,935 people and additional service to 23,078 people.

Contact: Ms. Holly Felmlee
Phone (719) 589-8844
Federal Amount $ 215,345
Total Project Cost $ 287,127


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Grand Valley Public Radio Co

KAFM-FM
Grand Junction, CO
08-01-N10144

A project to replace the existing transmission facility of KAFM-FM on 88.1 MHz, in Grand Junction, CO, to increase power from 16 watts to 300 watts and provide additional public radio service to over 68,000 people.

Contact: Ryan Stringfellow
Phone (970) 241-8801
Federal Amount $ 19,000
Total Project Cost $ 54,100



KDUR-FM
Durango, CO
08-01-N10026

A project to replace audio consoles and associated equipment in the control and production rooms at KDUR-FM, in Durango, CO. In addition, the project will purchase an automation workstation.

Contact: Mr. Bryant Liggett
Phone (970) 247-7261
Federal Amount $ 50,444
Total Project Cost $ 100,888



KUTE Inc

KSUT-FM
Ignacio, CO
08-01-N10133

A project to replace the automation system at KSUT-FM, 90.1 MHz in Ignacio, CO. The project also would include a voice-over production room, an emergency generator at the station, generators at two transmission sites, a hot stand-by for the main STL, and air-conditioning for the production studios.

Contact: Ms. Beth Warren
Phone (970) 563-0255
Federal Amount $ 111,940
Total Project Cost $ 149,254



District of Columbia
National Public Radio, Inc.
Washington, DC
11-03-N10167

A planning project of NPR Labs, Washington, DC, to determine the feasibility of public radio and public television to utilize new digital capacity for new opportunities to improve digital public services, and to update previous online coverage study data regarding public radio and public television stations.

Contact: Ms. Dianne Brace
Phone (202) 513-2072
Federal Amount $ 234,660
Total Project Cost $ 314,650



Florida
Bascomb Memorial Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
WDNA-FM
Miami, FL
12-01-N10107

A project to replace the antenna of WDNA, Miami, FL.

Contact: Mrs. Margarita Pelleya
Phone (305) 662-8889
Federal Amount $ 51,937
Total Project Cost $ 69,250



Community Television Foundation of South Florida, Inc.
WPBT-TV
Miami, FL
12-02-N10206

A project to assist WPBT-DT, Miami , FL, with the acquisition of an HD server, encoders, an archival storage system for master control, and replace existing unsupported equipment.

Contact: Mr. Rick Schneider
Phone (305) 424-4250
Federal Amount $ 187,500
Total Project Cost $ 375,000



Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees

WGCU-DT
Fort Myers, FL
12-02-N10020

A project to assist WGCU-DT, Fort Meyers, FL, with the acquisition of digital studio cameras, recorders production switcher, monitor wall, and encoders to replace obsolete analog production studio equipment.

Contact: Ms. Donna Stremke
Phone (239) 590-7029
Federal Amount $ 433,928
Total Project Cost $ 867,856



USF Board of Trustees

WUSF-TV
Tampa, FL
12-02-N10110

A project for the HD conversion of master control equipment at WUSF-DT, Tampa, FL.

Contact: Ms. JoAnn Urofsky
Phone (813) 974-8400
Federal Amount $ 389,775
Total Project Cost $ 779,550



Georgia
Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission
WGTV-DT
Atlanta, GA
13-02-N10097

A project to assist Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA, with the acquisition and installation of HD digital master control equipment to complete its digital transition.

Contact: Ms. Sandy Spruill
Phone (404) 685-2582
Federal Amount $ 675,723
Total Project Cost $ 1,351,446



Hawaii
Hawaii Public Radio
KIPO-FM
Honolulu, HI
15-01-N10045

A project to activate a KIPO-FM repeater station at 89.7 MHz, Maui, which will provide added service to approximately 128,000 people on the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and northern portions of the island of Hawaii.

Contact: Mr. Michael Titterton
Phone (808) 955-8821
Federal Amount $ 52,561
Total Project Cost $ 105,122



Hawaii Public Radio
KHPR-FM
Honolulu, HI
15-01-N10046

A project to relocate the transmission facility of KHPR-FM, Honolulu, HI, to Mt. Tantalus and increase the coverage area of the station.

Contact: Mr. Michael Titterton
Phone (808) 955-8821
Federal Amount $ 64,928
Total Project Cost $ 129,857



University of Hawaii

Honolulu, HI
15-03-N10230

A project to support the continued operations of the headquarters and network operations center of PEACESAT for its satellite interconnection system through the GOES-7 satellite for educational and medical services to the 22 Pacific Island nations/entities participating in the project.

Contact: Dr. Norman Okamura Ph.D
Phone (808) 956-2909
Federal Amount $ 499,916
Total Project Cost $ 499,916



Idaho
Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe
KWIS-FM
Plummer, ID
16-01-N10215

A project to activate public radio station KWIS-FM at 88.3 MHz on the Couer d’Alene Indian Reservation in Idaho.

Contact: Ms. Valerie Fast Horse
Phone (208) 686-5059
Federal Amount $ 313,644
Total Project Cost $ 418,192



Nez Perce Tribe

KIYE-FM
Lapwai, ID
16-01-N10108

A project to activate KIYE-FM at 88.5 MHz on the Nez Perce Reservation located in north central Idaho. The new station will provide first public radio service to 13,050 people and additional service to 7,014 people.

Contact: Mr. Samuel Penney
Phone (208) 843-2253
Federal Amount $ 277,389
Total Project Cost $ 369,852



Illinois
The Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University
WIUM-FM
Macomb, IL
17-01-N10005

A project to replace and upgrade a directional antenna of WIUM-FM, Macomb, IL, to bring a first public radio signal to an additional 6,619 people. WIUM currently serves a population of 25,702.

Contact: Ms. Dorothy Vallillo
Phone (309) 298-1873
Federal Amount $ 41,373
Total Project Cost $ 82,746


The Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University
WIUM-FM
Macomb, IL
17-01-N10004

A project to replace a generator and air conditioning unit at the WIUM-Macomb, IL, transmitter site and purchase a generator for the WIUW-Warsaw, IL, transmitter site. WIUW-Warsaw is a full power repeater of WIUM-Macomb.

Contact: Ms. Dorothy Vallillo
Phone (309) 298-1873
Federal Amount $ 60,045
Total Project Cost $ 120,091



Indiana
Fort Wayne Public Television, Inc.
WFWA-DT
Fort Wayne, IN
18-02-N10090

A project to replace the video server of WFWA, Fort Wayne, IN, and upgrade its encoder equipment as part of initiating multi-channel HD broadcasting.

Contact: Mr. Bruce Haines
Phone (260) 484-8839
Federal Amount $ 216,000
Total Project Cost $ 433,000

Trustees of Indiana University

WTIU-DT
Bloomington, IN
18-02-N10060

A project to replace analog video cameras at WTIU-TV, Bloomington, with HD cameras and also to replace wireless microphones.

Contact: Mr. Bradley Howard
Phone (812) 855-3177
Federal Amount $ 211,350
Total Project Cost $ 422,700



Iowa
Grand River Valley Radio Inc.
KSOI-FM
Murray, IA
19-01-N10216

A project to activate KSOI-FM in Murray, IA, on 91.9MHz. The project will bring locally originated first service to 4,931 people.

Contact: Mr. Joe Hynek
Phone (515) 231-5424
Federal Amount $ 214,732
Total Project Cost $ 286,310



St. Ambrose University

KALA-FM
Davenport, IA
19-01-N10112

A project to relocate translator K288CY from Rock Island, IL, to Bettendorf, IA, as K291BP, increase power and purchase production equipment for the HD2 channel which will be rebroadcast, in Spanish language, on the new translator.

Contact: Dr. Linda Wastyn
Phone (563) 333-6287
Federal Amount $ 22,000
Total Project Cost $ 44,984



Kansas
Kansas State University
KKSU-TV
Manhattan, KS
20-02-N10094

A project to continue the digital conversion of KKSU LPTV Channel 21 the only over-the-air TV station in Manhattan, KS, by purchasing a production switcher, LCD multiview monitors, HD capable cameras with accessories and HD digital satellite encoders.

Contact: Mr. Paul Lowe
Phone (785) 532-6804
Federal Amount $ 249,000
Total Project Cost $ 498,000



Kanza Society Inc. (dba High Plains Public Radio)

KANZ-FM
Garden City, KS
20-01-N10203

A project to activate a Class A FM station in Dalhart, TX, on 89.3 MHz. The proposed station would provide 9,260 people with first public radio service.

Contact: Mrs. Deborah Oyler
Phone (620) 275-7444
Federal Amount $ 64,611
Total Project Cost $ 86,149



Kentucky
Appalshop, Inc.
WMMT
Whitesburg, KY
21-01-N10121

A project to replace production equipment of WMMT-FM, Whitesburg, including audio consoles, microphones, audio processor, monitoring, CD players, a flash recorder/player, and a telephone talkshow system; and to replace the station’s STL and associated equipment.

Contact: Mr. Rich Kirby
Phone (606) 633-0108
Federal Amount $ 59,899
Total Project Cost $ 79,866



Kentucky Authority for Educational Television

WKLE-DT
Lexington, KY
21-02-N10113

A project for Kentucky Educational Television to upgrade two transmission antennas, replace transmission lines at three transmitters, and upgrade 13 other transmission lines.

Contact: Mr. Timothy Tassie
Phone (859) 258-7002
Federal Amount $ 611,730
Total Project Cost $ 1,223,460



University of Kentucky Research Foundation

WUKY
Lexington, KY
21-01-N10019

A project to replace the Master Control audio console, CD players, HD exporter, PAD insertion system, and HD monitoring of WUKY-FM, the University of Kentucky.

Contact: Mr. Tom Godell
Phone (859) 257-3226
Federal Amount $ 27,116
Total Project Cost $ 54,232



Louisiana
Public Radio, Inc.
WRKF-FM
Baton Rouge, LA
22-01-N10048

A project to assist WRKF-FM, Baton Rouge, LA, with the acquisition and installation of a digital control surface for its production studio to replace a worn and obsolete analog control board and establish an HD Radio multicast service.

Contact: Mr. David Gordon
Phone (225) 926-3050
Federal Amount $ 29,756
Total Project Cost $ 59,512



Maine
TRANET
WRGY
Rangeley, ME
23-01-N10032

A project to activate WRGY at 90.5 MHz, in Rangeley, ME.

Contact: Mr. David McMillan
Phone (207) 864-3400
Federal Amount $ 16,934
Total Project Cost $ 22,578



University of Maine System

WMPG
Bangor, ME
23-01-N10070

A project to relocate the transmitter and increase the power of WMPG-FM, Portland, ME.

Contact: Mr. Jim Rand
Phone (207) 780-4424
Federal Amount $ 128,044
Total Project Cost $ 170,726



Massachusetts
WGBH Educational Foundation
WGBH-DT
Boston, MA
25-02-N10101

A project to purchase an automated HD studio production system, including an integrated switcher, digital effects, audio interface, and robotic camera control.

Contact: Ms. P. Gail Martin
Phone (617) 300-4378
Federal Amount $ 196,080
Total Project Cost $ 392,160



Michigan
Grand Valley State University
WGVU-DT
Grand Rapids, MI
26-02-N10050

A project to convert analog field production cameras and production monitoring to digital technologies at WGVU-DT, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids.

Contact: Mr. Stephen Chappell
Phone (616) 331-6505
Federal Amount $ 96,416
Total Project Cost $ 192,832



Minnesota
Asian Media Access
KLCI-FM
Minneapolis, MN
27-03-N10160

A planning project to determine the feasibility of a 24 hour non-commercial audio service for the 45,000 people in the Hmong community in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. This project will be conducted as a cooperative agreement between Asian Media Access and PTFP.

Contact: Mrs. Ange Hwang
Phone (612) 376-7715
Federal Amount $ 75,000
Total Project Cost $ 100,000



Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

KOJB-FM
Cass Lake, MN
27-01-N10016

A project to activate a radio station on 90.1 MHz in Cass Lake, MN. The station will provide a first public radio signal to 6,430 persons on or near the Leech Lake Reservation.

Contact: Mr. Bradley Walhof
Phone (218) 335-7252
Federal Amount $ 238,046
Total Project Cost $ 317,395



Minnesota Public Radio

KSJN-FM
St. Paul, MN
27-01-N10169

A project to replace the WGGL-FM transmitter in Houghton, MI, and the broadcast antennas of KLSE-FM, Rochester, MN, and KGAX-FM, Mankato/St. Peter, MN. These stations provide public radio service to 159,201 persons.

Contact: Mr. Ron Hall
Phone (651) 290-1163
Federal Amount $ 104,226
Total Project Cost $ 208,452



Northern Community Radio Inc.

KBXE-FM
Grand Rapids, MN
27-01-N10031

A project to activate a full power station KBXE in Bagley, MN, on 90.5 MHz. Studios will be located in Bemidji and will have full local origination capabilities. The new station will provide first service to 12,839 people.

Contact: Ms. Maggie Montgomery
Phone (218) 326-1234
Federal Amount $ 449,910
Total Project Cost $ 599,880



Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.

KTCA-TV
St. Paul, MN
27-02-N10030

A project to continue the digital conversion of Twin Cities Public Television by purchasing a digital audio console and test equipment.

Contact: Mr. Bruce Jacobs
Phone (651) 229-1244
Federal Amount $ 97,250
Total Project Cost $ 194,500



West Central Minnesota Educational Television Company Inc.

KWCM-DT
Appleton, MN
27-02-N10184

A project to continue the digital conversion of KWCM-DT by purchasing 3 HD cameras, camera pedestals, HD production switcher system, HD recorder/player, audio console, teleprompter, monitors, test and monitoring equipment.

Contact: Mr. Jon Panzer
Phone (320) 289-2622
Federal Amount $ 276,500
Total Project Cost $ 553,000



White Earth Land Recovery Project – Callaway

KKWE-FM
Callaway, MN
27-01-N10036

A project to activate a new station on 89.9 MHz in Callaway, MN, with a repeater station on 88.1 MHz in Nay Rah Waush, MN. The stations will provide a first public radio service to 29,280 people in the region of the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation. This grant award incorporates White Earth Land Recovery Project applications 10036 and 10038 into one single award -10036 for $466,389.

Contact: Ms. Winona LaDuke
Phone (218) 375-2600
Federal Amount $ 466,389
Total Project Cost $ 621,853



Missouri
Board of Governors of Missouri State University
KOZK-DT
Springfield, MO
29-02-N10029

A project to continue the digital conversion of KOZK-DT by purchasing HD studio cameras, HD production switcher, HD graphics, digital audio console, XDCAM video recorder, monitor wall, waveform monitor, and related items.

Contact: Dr. Arlen Diamond
Phone (417) 836-4402
Federal Amount $ 216,626
Total Project Cost $ 433,253



Board of Regents, Southeast Missouri State University

KRCU-FM
Cape Girardeau, MO
29-01-N10155

A project to purchase and install a stand-by power generator for the KRCU studio site in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Contact: Danny Woods
Phone (573) 651-5070
Federal Amount $ 50,659
Total Project Cost $ 101,318



Mid-Coast Radio Project, Inc.
KKFI-FM
Kansas City, MO
29-01-N10161

A project to replace the transmitter, exciter, audio processor, STL, and necessary upgrades to the ventilation system of KKFI-FM, Kansas City, MO.

Contact: Mr. Warren Maus
Phone (816) 931-3122
Federal Amount $ 78,703
Total Project Cost $ 157,407



Montana
The University of Montana
KUFM-FM
Missoula, MT
30-01-N10053

A project to replace obsolete satellite uplink components at KUFM-FM, Missoula, MT, to feed transmitters in Kalispell, Hamilton, Great Falls, Helena, and Dillon. The project adds digital storage capacity and upgrades the station content network.

Contact: Mr. William Marcus
Phone (406) 243-4154
Federal Amount $ 197,276
Total Project Cost $ 263,035



The University of Montana

KUFM-FM
Missoula, MT
30-01-N10054

A project to construct KUFL-FM on 90.5 MHz, a Class A repeater of KUFM-FM, Montana Public Radio in Missoula, MT. The new station will provide the first nationally distributed programming to 10,600 people in Libby, located in remote northwest Montana.

Contact: Mr. William Marcus
Phone (406) 243-4154
Federal Amount $ 128,604
Total Project Cost $ 171,473



The University of Montana

KUFM-FM
Missoula, MT
30-01-N10109

To provide first service to a small population and much-improved second service to the cities of Polson, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, and Pablo, Montana, including the north end of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Contact: William Marcus
Phone (406) 243-4154
Federal Amount $ 183,628
Total Project Cost $ 244,838



Nebraska
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission
KUON-TV
Lincoln, NE
31-02-N10208

A project to replace back up generators at KXNE, Norfolk, NE, and KHNE, Hastings, NE, transmitter sites.

Contact: Mr. Micahel Winkle
Phone (402) 472-9333
Federal Amount $ 59,881
Total Project Cost $ 119,765



Nevada
Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, Inc.
KNPB-DT
Reno, NV
32-02-N10119

A project to replace SD production control equipment at KNPB, Reno, NV, with HD equipment to complete the station’s digital transition to HD.

Contact: Mr. Fred Ihlow
Phone (775) 682-7825
Federal Amount $ 264,025
Total Project Cost $ 528,050



Clark County School District /Vegas PBS

Las Vegas, NV
32-02-N10152

A project to replace the 41-year-old broadcast antenna system for Vegas PBS in Las Vegas, NV.

Contact: Mr. Thomas Axtell
Phone (702) 799-1010
Federal Amount $ 366,297
Total Project Cost $ 732,595



New Hampshire
New Hampshire Public Broadcasting
WENH-TV
Durham, NH
33-02-N10071

A project to purchase HD production and monitoring equipment including a multi-image display system, LCD monitors, and expansion of the storage area network of the New Hampshire Public Television operations center, Durham.

Contact: Ms. Sarah Brock
Phone (603) 868-4318
Federal Amount $ 110,000
Total Project Cost $ 220,000



New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc.

WEVO
Concord, NH
33-01-N10181

A project to activate WEVF, 90.3, in Colebrook, NH, as a repeater station of WEVO-FM, Concord.

Contact: Mr. Scott McPherson
Phone (603) 223-2425
Federal Amount $ 97,125
Total Project Cost $ 129,501



New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc.

WEVO
Concord, NH
33-01-N10180

A project to activate WEVQ, 91.9, in Littleton, NH, as a repeater station of WEVO-FM, Concord.

Contact: Mr. Scott McPherson
Phone (603) 223-2425
Federal Amount $ 116,484
Total Project Cost $ 155,313



University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH
33-04-N10151

A project to extend the Granite State Distance Learning Network of the University of New Hampshire (UNH), in collaboration with the UNH Cooperative Extension Service and New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV), through the Internet and NHPTV digital signal datacasting and fiber optic links, to six interactive distance learning classroom sites, in five counties of northern and western New Hampshire, by purchasing video conferencing units, converters, and a server.

Contact: Mr. Scott Valcourt
Phone (603) 862-4489
Federal Amount $ 104,500
Total Project Cost $ 209,000



New Jersey
Newark Public Radio, Inc.
WBGO
Newark, NJ
34-01-N10188

A project to install a standby generator at the studios of WBGO, Newark.

Contact: Mr. Cephas Bowles
Phone (973) 624-8880
Federal Amount $ 22,500
Total Project Cost $ 45,000



Newark Public Radio, Inc.

WBGO
Newark, NJ
34-01-N10131

A project to relocate WBGO’s transmitter from Newark, NJ, to 4 Times Square in New York City.

Contact: Mr. Cephas Bowles
Phone (973) 624-8880
Federal Amount $ 249,688
Total Project Cost $ 499,377

New Mexico
Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc.
KABR-FM
Alamo, NM
35-01-N10219

A project to activate a new 6,000 watt public radio station on 107.5 FM on the Alamo Navajo Reservation to provide the first full-time public radio service to 349 people and additional service to 1,247 people. The station will broadcast Navajo/English bi-lingual programming.

Contact: Ms. Lynda Middleton
Phone (575) 854-2543
Federal Amount $ 77,287
Total Project Cost $ 103,050



Navajo Technical College

-FM
Crownpoint, NM
35-01-N10213

A project to activate a new public radio station on 91.1 MHz in Crownpoint, NM, to provide first service to 17,198 people on the Eastern Navajo Nation.

Contact: Mr. Tom Davis
Phone (505) 786-4113
Federal Amount $ 405,196
Total Project Cost $ 540,263

Regents of The University of New Mexico

KNME-DT
Albuquerque, NM
35-02-N10065

A project to upgrade the storage capacity of the server for KNME-TV, Albuquerque, NM, to accommodate the increased requirements for HD programming. In addition, the request includes exchanging blu-ray drives in the archiver server to higher capacity units.

Contact: Mr. Mike Snyder
Phone (505) 277-4691
Federal Amount $ 114,100
Total Project Cost $ 228,200



Regents of the University of New Mexico
KNME-DT
Albuquerque, NM
35-02-N10077

A project to upgrade the KNME-TV production system to HD, including studio cameras, a production switcher, an audio console, a character generator, monitoring equipment, and disc recorders.

Contact: Mr. Franz Joachim
Phone (505) 379-0338
Federal Amount $ 596,350
Total Project Cost $ 1,192,700



New York
St Lawrence Valley Ed Television Council
WPBS
Watertown, NY
36-02-N10978

A project to replace the audio console and video switcher of WPBS/WNPI with digital.

Contact: Mr. Thomas Hanley
Phone (315) 782-3142
Federal Amount $ 154,794
Total Project Cost $ 206,392



St. Lawrence University

WSLU
Canton, NY
36-01-N10118

A project to activate public radio stations on 91.7, Lake Placid, and on 89.7, Lowville, as repeaters of WSLU-FM, Canton.

Contact: Ms. Ellen Rocco
Phone (315) 229-5356
Federal Amount $ 15,842
Total Project Cost $ 31,685



The Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, Inc.

WCNY-DT
Syracuse, NY
36-02-N10010

A project to install an emergency power generator and UPS system to support the broadcast television and radio control rooms of WCNY-TV/FM.

Contact: Mr. Robert Daino
Phone (315) 453-2424
Federal Amount $ 151,309
Total Project Cost $ 302,618



The Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York, Inc.

WCNY-DT
Syracuse, NY
36-02-N10009

A project to convert the production equipment of WCNY-DT, including production switching, monitoring, and audio equipment to digital.

Contact: Mr. Robert Daino
Phone (315) 453-2424
Federal Amount $ 222,000
Total Project Cost $ 444,000

WAMC

WAMC
Albany, NY
36-01-N10041

A project to replace production studio analog equipment at WAMC with digital.

Contact: Ms. Marian Wise
Phone (518) 465-5233
Federal Amount $ 53,753
Total Project Cost $ 107,506



Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

WNED-DT
Buffalo, NY
36-02-N10186

A project to replace the high-intensity strobe lighting system on the tower of WNED, Buffalo, NY.

Contact: Mr. Michael Sutton
Phone (716) 845-7008
Federal Amount $ 106,351
Total Project Cost $ 212,703



WMHT Educational Telecommunications

WMHT-DT
Troy, NY
36-02-N10081

A project to convert the basic production equipment of WMHT-TV, Troy, to HD technologies, including studio cameras with pedestals and heads, a production switcher, a production video monitor, Teleprompters, tape machines, a caption encoder, and test equipment.

Contact: Mr. Robert Altman
Phone (518) 880-3446
Federal Amount $ 455,447
Total Project Cost $ 910,894



WXXI Public Broadcasting Council

WXXI-DT
Rochester, NY
36-02-N10233

An emergency project to replace the digital television channel mask filter and transmitter exciters of WXXI-DT, Rochester, NY.

Contact: Mr. Nolan Stephany
Phone (585) 258-0214
Federal Amount $ 68,562
Total Project Cost $ 137,125



WXXI Public Broadcasting Council

WXXI-DT
Rochester, NY
36-02-N10199

A project for WXXI-DT, Rochester, NY, to replace SD, HD, and analog production control equipment with HD, including video server, switcher, graphics system, EAS decoder/encoder, MPEG encoder, monitoring and test equipment.

Contact: Mr. Kent Hatfield
Phone (585) 258-0223
Federal Amount $ 269,908
Total Project Cost $ 539,816



North Carolina
Columbus County Schools
NEW-FM
Whiteville, NC
37-01-N10034

A project to assist Columbus County Schools, Whiteville, NC, in activating a first public radio service at Chadbourn, NC, for 54,336 residents and additional service to 46,574 residents.

Contact: Mr. Kelly Jones
Phone (910) 642-5168
Federal Amount $ 177,816
Total Project Cost $ 237,088



University of North Carolina

WUNP-TV
Research Triangle Park, NC
37-02-N10111

A project to assist WUNP-DT, Roanoke Rapids, NC, with the acquisition and installation of new antenna and transmission line to replace existing worn and failing equipment.

Contact: Mrs. Kathy Crooke
Phone (919) 549-7154
Federal Amount $ 179,500
Total Project Cost $ 359,000



Wake Forest University

WFDD-FM
Winston-Salem, NC
37-01-N10143

A project to assist WFDD-FM, Winston-Salem, NC, with the acquisition and installation of an emergency standby power generator at its remote transmitter site.

Contact: Ms. Denise Franklin
Phone (336) 758-8849
Federal Amount $ 33,893
Total Project Cost $ 67,786



North Dakota
KEYA Radio, Inc.
KEYA-FM
Belcourt, ND
38-01-N10076

A project to purchase and install an 80KW generator in a heated enclosure for KEYA-FM in Belcourt, ND.

Contact: Ms. Kimberly Thomas
Phone (701) 477-5686
Federal Amount $ 31,950
Total Project Cost $ 42,600



Prairie Public Broadcasting, Inc.

KCND-FM
Fargo, ND
38-01-N10028

A project to replace audio consoles and digital STL microwave link at its radio studio locations in Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Contact: Mr. Jack Anderson
Phone (701) 239-7504
Federal Amount $ 81,884
Total Project Cost $ 136,474



Ohio
Antioch University
WYSO
Yellow Springs, OH
39-01-N10089

A project to replace WYSO-FM’s STL, satellite dish, and studio equipment, including air and production consoles, microphones, racks, DAs, audio processor, automation server, workstations, monitoring equipment, CD players, minidisc and cassette decks, and flashdrive recorders because of moving to a new location.

Contact: Ms. Neenah Ellis
Phone (937) 769-1391
Federal Amount $ 127,075
Total Project Cost $ 254,150



Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation

WCET-DT
Cincinnati, OH
39-02-N10187

A project to complete the digital conversion of WCET, Cincinnati, OH with the acquisition of HD cameras, graphics generation, storage servers, and a production switcher.

Contact: Mr. John Dominic
Phone (513) 345-6509
Federal Amount $ 277,425
Total Project Cost $ 554,850



ideastream

WVIZ-DT
Cleveland, OH
39-02-N10157

A project to improve the digital conversion of WVIZ-DT, Cleveland, OH, by upgrading its HD router and controller and adding HD/SD cross-conversion capacity.

Contact: Mr. Jerry Wareham
Phone (216) 916-6120
Federal Amount $ 275,900
Total Project Cost $ 551,800



ideastream

WVIZ-DT
Cleveland, OH
39-02-N10194

A project for WVIZ-DT, Cleveland, OH, to replace its analog translator in Thompson with a digital translator.

Contact: Mr. Jerry Wareham
Phone (216) 916-6120
Federal Amount $ 108,100
Total Project Cost $ 216,201



Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio Inc.

WNEO-DT
Kent, OH
39-02-N10122

A project for WNEO-DT, Kent, OH, to acquire a broadcast server, workflow server, HD/SD encoder, and router expansion.

Contact: Mr. William O’Neil Jr
Phone (330) 677-4549
Federal Amount $ 77,463
Total Project Cost $ 154,926



Ohio University

WOUB-FM
Athens, OH
39-01-N10087

A project to replace interconnection equipment for WOUB-FM, Athens; WOUC-FM, Cambridge; WOUH-FM, Chillicothe; WOUL-FM, Ironton; and WOUZ-FM, Zanesville.

Contact: Dr. Carolyn Lewis
Phone (740) 593-4783
Federal Amount $ 25,155
Total Project Cost $ 50,310



The Ohio State University

WOSU-FM
Columbus, OH
39-01-N10196

A project to replace the digital audio system workstations and servers of WOSU, Columbus, OH.

Contact: Mr. David Carwile
Phone (614) 292-9678
Federal Amount $ 38,150
Total Project Cost $ 76,300



Oklahoma
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma
-TV
Concho, OK
40-02-N10174

A project to construct a digital low-power television station in Concho, OK, for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian Tribes. The proposed station would provide first service to 39,000 persons.

Contact: Mr. Billy Williamson
Phone (405) 630-7531
Federal Amount $ 529,072
Total Project Cost $ 705,430



Oklahoma Educational Television Authority

KOED-TV
Oklahoma City, OK
40-02-N10140

A project to continue the digital conversion of KOED-DT (OETA) by purchasing HD cameras, HD production switcher, 2 DVTRS, monitor wall, intercom system, routers, console cabinets, terminal gear, lighting system, HD playback w/down converters, microphones, monitors, integrator, and associated equipment.

Contact: Ms. Lori Holliday
Phone (405) 841-9257
Federal Amount $ 604,187
Total Project Cost $ 1,208,375



Oregon
Southern Oregon Public Television
KSYS-DT
Medford, OR
41-02-N10068

A project to replace Master Control and production equipment at KSYS-DT, Medford, OR, with HD equipment, including an archive storage system, non-linear editor, video recorder, graphic insertion system, and audio controller.

Contact: Mr. Thomas Werner
Phone (541) 779-0808
Federal Amount $ 76,562
Total Project Cost $ 153,125



Pennsylvania
Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
WRTI
Philadelphia, PA
42-01-N10166

A project for WRTI, Philadelphia, PA, to increase the power of WJAZ, its repeater in Harrisburg, PA.

Contact: Mr. Tobias Poole
Phone (215) 204-8341
Federal Amount $ 96,974
Total Project Cost $ 193,948



The Pennsylvania State University

WPSU-DT
University Park, PA
42-02-N10126

A project to replace the ATSC encoders, multiplexer, and related equipment of WPSU-DT, University Park.

Contact: Ms. Kate Domico
Phone (814) 865-1422
Federal Amount $ 59,000
Total Project Cost $ 118,000



WITF, Inc.

WITF-DT
Harrisburg, PA
42-02-N10035

A project to convert WITF’s analog TV translator in Reading, PA, to DTV.

Contact: Mr. Gregory Poland
Phone (717) 910-2995
Federal Amount $ 20,150
Total Project Cost $ 40,300



WQED Multimedia

WQED-TV
Pittsburgh, PA
42-02-N10149

A project to acquire a Digital Media Asset Management System, including archive storage, media server, and management software, for WQED-DT, Pittsburgh.

Contact: Mr. George Hazimanolis
Phone (412) 622-1366
Federal Amount $ 25,246
Total Project Cost $ 50,492



South Carolina
South Carolina Educational Television Commission
WRLK-DT
Columbia, SC
45-02-N10033

A project to assist SCETV, Columbia, SC, with the acquisition of HD master control routers with digital audio capability and associated infrastructure to replace existing, failing, and obsolete SD master control routers.

Contact: Mr. James Blakeslee
Phone (803) 737-3501
Federal Amount $ 59,630
Total Project Cost $ 119,261



South Dakota
Native American Community Board, Inc.
KDKO-FM
Lake Andes, SD
46-01-N10012

A project to activate a new station on 89.5 MHz in Lake Andes, SD. The station will provide first public service with local origination capacity to 9,952 individuals residing on or near the Yankton Sioux Reservation in southeastern South Dakota.

Contact: Ms. Rolene Provost
Phone (605) 487-7072
Federal Amount $ 219,431
Total Project Cost $ 292,575



Tennessee
Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation (WDVX-FM)
WDVX-FM
Knoxville, TN
47-01-N10231

An emergency award to fund the replacement of WDVX-FM’s transmitter and associated equipment lost due to catastrophic failure as a result of a lightning strike on May 02, 2010. WDVX -FM serves Knoxville, TN, and surrounding counties.

Contact: Ms. Jennie Caissie
Phone (865) 544-1029
Federal Amount $ 20,407
Total Project Cost $ 27,210



Texas
Marfa Public Radio Corporation
KRTS-FM
Marfa, TX
48-01-N10052

A project to assist Marfa Public Radio, Marfa, TX, in providing first public radio service to 8,100 area residents with an upgrade of the operating capability of KRTS-FM from C2 to C1 by installing a new antenna.

Contact: Mr. Tom Michael
Phone (432) 729-4578
Federal Amount $ 48,750
Total Project Cost $ 65,000



Marfa Public Radio Corporation

KRTS-FM
Marfa, TX
48-01-N10051

A project to assist KRTS-FM, Marfa, TX, with the acquisition and installation of an emergency back-up generator and fuel tank at its transmitter site.

Contact: Mr. Tom Michael
Phone (432) 729-4578
Federal Amount $ 21,000
Total Project Cost $ 42,000



North Texas Public Broadcasting Inc

KERA-FM
Dallas, TX
48-01-N10091

A project to assist KERA-FM, Dallas, TX, with the acquisition and installation of digital on-air master control room equipment, digital production equipment, and digital test equipment to replace existing worn and obsolete analog equipment.

Contact: Ms. Deanna Collingwood
Phone (214) 740-9281
Federal Amount $ 64,590
Total Project Cost $ 129,180



Taping for the Blind, Inc.

NA-TV
Houston, TX
48-01-N10055

A project to assist Taping for the Blind, Inc., Houston, TX, with the acquisition of digital receivers enabled to capture the radio reading service transmitted on a digital sub-channel of KUHT-DT. The receivers will be distributed to Taping for the Blind, Inc.’s visually impaired clients in the greater Houston, TX, metropolitan area.

Contact: Mrs. Krista Moser
Phone (713) 622-2767
Federal Amount $ 204,865
Total Project Cost $ 273,154



The University of Texas at El Paso

KTEP-FM
El Paso, TX
48-01-N10211

A project to assist KTEP-FM, El Paso, TX , to acquire and install a new transmitter.

Contact: Mr. Patrick Piotrowski
Phone (915) 747-6295
Federal Amount $ 43,840
Total Project Cost $ 87,681



University of Houston

KUHF-FM
Houston, TX
48-01-N10179

A project to assist KUHF-FM, Houston, TX, with the acquisition of digital broadcast/remote recording equipment to support the station’s three HD multicast services.

Contact: Mr. John Proffitt
Phone (832) 842-1816
Federal Amount $ 21,116
Total Project Cost $ 42,233



Utah
University of Utah
KUED-DT
Salt Lake City, UT
49-02-N10044

A project to replace the wireless microphone systems at KUED-TV, Salt Lake City, UT.

Contact: Ms. Rebecca Davis
Phone (801) 581-4348
Federal Amount $ 9,234
Total Project Cost $ 18,468



University of Utah
KUER-FM
Salt Lake City, UT
49-01-N10057

A project to move the main transmitter site of KUER-FM, Salt Lake City, UT, invest in a new combined transmitting antenna in partnership with other planned users, and upgrade an analog production studio to a networked digital studio.

Contact: Ms. Rebecca Davis
Phone (801) 581-4348
Federal Amount $ 121,256
Total Project Cost $ 242,513



University of Utah KUED

KUED-DT
Salt Lake City, UT
49-02-N10013

A joint project to replace a failing microwave STL shared by KUED-TV, KUEN-TV, and KUER-FM, all licensed to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.

Contact: Ms. Rebecca Davis
Phone (801) 581-4348
Federal Amount $ 119,625
Total Project Cost $ 239,250



Vermont
Vermont ETV, Inc.
WETK-DT
Colchester, VT
50-02-N10061

A project to replace the studio lighting system, including dimmers, controllers, and lighting fixtures, at the Vermont Public Television statewide network facility.

Contact: Mr. John King
Phone (802) 655-5274
Federal Amount $ 164,000
Total Project Cost $ 328,000



Vermont Public Radio

WVPS
Colchester, VT
50-01-N10059

A project to replace the antenna and expand the service area of WRVT, Rutland.

Contact: Mr. Rich Parker
Phone (802) 655-9451
Federal Amount $ 98,625
Total Project Cost $ 131,500



Vermont Public Radio

Colchester, VT
50-01-N10198

To purchase and install a stand-by generator, transfer switch, and fuel tank for the transmitter site of WVTI-FM, Island Pond/Brighton, VT.

Contact: Mr. Rich Parker
Phone (802) 655-9451
Federal Amount $ 12,005
Total Project Cost $ 24,010



Virginia
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.
WETA
Arlington, VA
51-01-N10115

A project to replace an audio processor at WETA-FM, Arlington, VA.

Contact: Ms. Teri Blandon
Phone (703) 998-2744
Federal Amount $ 4,832
Total Project Cost $ 9,665



Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.

WVTF-FM
Roanoke, VA
51-01-N10083

A project to replace and upgrade the digital audio system hardware at WVTF, Roanoke, VA.

Contact: Mr. Glenn Gleixner
Phone (540) 989-8900
Federal Amount $ 39,737
Total Project Cost $ 79,475



Washington
Spokane Public Radio Inc
KPBX-FM
Spokane, WA
53-01-N10191

A project to activate public radio station KPBW-FM, at 91.9 MHz, in Brewster, WA, as a repeater station of KPBX-FM, Spokane, WA, which will provide first service to approximately 12,900 people and added service to approximately 22,700 people.

Contact: Mr. Jerry Olson
Phone (509) 328-5729
Federal Amount $ 79,807
Total Project Cost $ 106,410



University of Washington

KEXP
Seattle, WA
53-01-N10227

A project to assist KEXP-FM Seattle, WA, with the acquisition and installation of an IBOC FM transmitter capable of providing HD Radio at the higher injection levels now authorized by the FCC and replace a worn obsolete IBOC transmitter comprised of an assembly of components from several transmitter manaufacturers.

Contact: Mr. Thomas Mara
Phone (206) 520-5811
Federal Amount $ 52,018
Total Project Cost $ 104,036



West Virginia
West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority
WSWP-DT
Charleston, WV
54-02-N10049

A project to replace the editing equipment at the West Virginia Network operating center located at WSWP-DT, Beckley.

Contact: Mr. Bill Acker
Phone (304) 556-4905
Federal Amount $ 15,383
Total Project Cost $ 30,767



West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority
WVPN
Charleston, WV
54-01-N10037

A project to activate a public radio repeater station for West Virginia Public Radio, Charleston, on 88.5 in Bluefield, WV.

Contact: Mr. Bill Acker
Phone (304) 556-4905
Federal Amount $ 225,894
Total Project Cost $ 301,192



Wisconsin
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
WHA-TV
Madison, WI
55-02-N10067

A project to replace a standard-definition character generator, expand an HD video router, augment closed captioning equipment, and acquire 5.1 digital audio encoding equipment.

Contact: James Steinbach
Phone (608) 263-1232
Federal Amount $ 122,040
Total Project Cost $ 244,081



Driftless Community Radio, Inc.

WDRT-FM
Viroqua, WI
55-01-N10074

A project to activate a new station (WDRT) on 91.9 MHz in Viroqua, WI. The station will provide additional service to 15,798 people.

Contact: Ms. Tamara Dean
Phone (608) 638-9378
Federal Amount $ 73,925
Total Project Cost $ 105,608



Milwaukee Area Technical College District Board

Milwaukee, WI
55-02-N10217

A project to maximize WMVS-DT, Milwaukee, WI, by purchasing a transmitter upgrade, circular antenna and transmission line. The project further proposes to activate a Replacement Digital Translator on channel 36, by purchasing a transmitter, dual exciter, panel antenna, generator system, regenerator, test and monitoring equipment.

Contact: Mr. David Felland
Phone (414) 297-7575
Federal Amount $ 778,504
Total Project Cost $ 1,557,009



WHITE PINE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC

WXPR-FM
Rhinelander, WI
55-01-N10024

A project to upgrade and replace studio equipment in a new building for WXPR-FM, Rhinelander, WI. The project includes an STL system and tower.

Contact: Mr. Robert Fiocchi
Phone (715) 362-6000
Federal Amount $ 145,976
Total Project Cost $ 194,635



Wisconsin Educational Communications Board

WHSA-FM
Madison, WI
55-01-N10015

A project to replace a 400 ft.-58 year old tower, antenna and transmission line for WHSA, located near Brule, WI, near Lake Superior.

Contact: Mr. Gene Purcell
Phone (608) 264-9666
Federal Amount $ 234,973
Total Project Cost $ 469,947



Wyoming
Central Wyoming College
KCWC-DT
Riverton, WY
56-02-N10062

A project to purchase and install digital ingest and play-out equipment necessary for the PBS main program feed at KCWC-TV, Riverton, WY, Wyoming PBS, the statewide broadcast network.

Contact: Mr. Bob Connelly
Phone (307) 856-6944
Federal Amount $ 326,610
Total Project Cost $ 435,480
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