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Nevada City council asks Washington to continue funding public radio

Nevada City council members unanimously agree that public radio provides a vital service to our community. It allows community members to have their voices heard by the public, and broadcasts important news stories that inform listeners on what’s going on locally and around the world, they said at last week’s council meeting.

That’s why the council passed and adopted a resolution requesting that the federal government continue providing funding to public broadcasting organizations as outlined in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.

The White House released President Trump’s “America First” budget proposal in March, which proposes the elimination of funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, among other cuts, to cover increased spending on defense and homeland security.



KVMR, Nevada City’s 40-year-old community radio station, could face an 18 percent budget cut if Trump’s proposal to cut funding goes into effect.

Julie Chiarelli, the station’s general manager, said she’s not sure when that might happen, but it could be any day.



“We believe that the elimination of such federal funding would severely impact KVMR’s ability to provide critical emergency and ongoing cultural, informational and educational services to our community,” the council’s resolution states.

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Pera, email mpera@theunion.com or call 530-477-4231.


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