The House of Representatives is poised to vote today, Thursday March 16th, on H.R. 1076. This legislation would prohibit NPR from receiving any federal funding and prohibit local public radio stations from using federal funding to acquire ANY radio programming.
For KYUK this would mean the loss of Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, This American Life, A Prairie Home Companion, Car Talk, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me?, World Cafe, E-Town, Thistle and Shamrock, Native America Calling, National Native News, Earth Songs, Alaska News Nightly, and Talk of Alaska. If H.R. 1076 becomes law, many local public radio stations, particularly small rural stations like KYUK, would have difficulty continuing to provide the news, public affairs, and other high-quality programming that millions of Americans rely on every day through non-federal funding sources.
If you oppose this legislation, Congressman Don Young needs to hear from you. If you have the time to call today contact Congressman Young’s office at (202)225-5765 to urge him to vote no on HR 1076 or visit his website to send an email.
Thanks for your support of KYUK, public media for the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta.