2013 is here and will bring with it a variety of new opportunities and challenges to us as we continue to work hard to bring you the best public media services and programming we can with the resources we have available to us.
Probably the biggest challenge we will face this year will be maintaining and improving our programs and services in the face of steadily rising costs and potential decreases in funding, particularly our federal grants. This is a problem facing not only public media stations but all nonprofit organizations in Alaska.
I can assure you that we will meet these funding challenges head on, doing what is necessary to keep and improve the radio, on line and TV programs and services you have come to expect from KYUK. Being of service to our local communities and fulfilling our mission to educate and inform, provide cultural enrichment and opportunities for public access will always be our number one priority.
January also is the start of the Permanent Fund dividend application period. KYUK is a PickClickGive organization again for 2013. When you apply for your Permanent Fund dividend consider making a donation to KYUK. We thank those individuals who generously donated a portion of their dividend to us last year. Donating to organizations and causes you believe in through PickClickGive is an easy and affordable way to help make good things happen across Alaska.
I wish all our listeners and viewers a very happy and prosperous new year from all of us at KYUK.