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Trump's Proposed Budget Will Severely Impact Local Public Media

Constance Crawford | (916) 278-8955

Sacramento, Calif. – March 16, 2017:  President Trump’s proposed budget, in its current form, would cut all funds to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Funding for CPB makes up about 0.01% of the Federal Budget and is a vital source of funding for many public media stations across the country, including Capital Public Radio in Sacramento.

What would it really mean?
“We won’t disappear from your dial, your screen or your speakers. We’ll continue to operate and hopefully continue to grow, because Capital Public Radio’s single largest source of funding comes from listeners,” said marketing director Constance Crawford. “But, our reporting of accurate, fact-checked news is not possible without a diverse revenue base, including federal funding for local stations. Voice your support for continued funding by signing the petition at Protect My Public Media.” For a more detailed run down of the impacts of Federal funding at Capital Public Radio, please visit our FAQ.

 From CEO Rick Eytcheson, “This community has supported us for more than 35 years, and with continued support, the news and music we provide will continue to thrive in our region. I’m optimistic, because I believe our members and listeners will rally in support of the vital service they rely on every day.”


About Capital Public Radio
Capital Public Radio is the NPR affiliate serving California's Capital, the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada. Seven frequencies, hundreds of thousands of listeners, and one mission: to build stronger communities by listening deeper. The seven listener-supported, non-commercial frequencies:

NEWS   90.9 FM Sacramento ∙ 90.5 FM Tahoe/Reno ∙ 91.3 FM Stockton/Modesto ∙ 88.1 FM Quincy
MUSIC  88.9 FM Sacramento ∙ 91.7 FM Groveland/Sonora ∙ 88.7 FM Sutter/Yuba City