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February 2011

February 2011

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 A reader’s companion toKRCB Television 22 & Radio 91 www.krcb.org  Volume 10 - No. 2 February 2011
celebrates its 40th anniversay on PBS with a 
 Masterpiece Classic:Downton Abbey 
KRCB News …3 - 4Television Articles …5 - 11Radio Articles …12 - 15,18 - 19Radio Schedule …16 - 17Membership … 20TV Daytime Listings …21Television Listings … 22 - 28Business Spotlight … 31
Board o Directors 
Patrick CampbellSteve DeLapNancy DobbsPaul Ginsburg John KramerCarol Libarle Josué LópezMargaret McCarthy Eric McHenry Michael R. MussonHarry RubinsRafael RiveroDavid StareDr. Larry SlaterGordon StewartKRCB’s Board andCommunity ActionCouncil meetings are opento the public. Call thestation for details on timeand location.
President & CEO 
Nancy Dobbs
Chie Operations Ofcer 
Larry Stratton
Radio Program Director 
Robin Pressman
TV Broadcast Operations 
Stan Marvin
 News Department 
Bruce RobinsonCover –
 Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey 
page 5
on newsstandsand at
 A ReAdeR’s Monthl
in the news
Open Air 
is printed monthly and available by request or online at krcb.org.Published by KRCB Television & Radio, 5850 Labath Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928707-584-2000 – krcb.orgBruce Robinson, Editor - Deena Berens, Designer
Television 22
Comcast Cable and AT&T,U-Verse-TV,DISH and DirecTV Satellite,Channel 22.Over the air-digital,Channel 22.1, 22.2, 22.3.
Radio 91
Broadcasting on91.1 and 90.9 FMComcast Cable 961Streaming & podcastingat krcb.org
 A service of Northern California Public Media 
The Role of Federal Funding in KRCB’s Budget
There has been much discussion lately about the signi-cance of Federal funding in public broadcasting’s ability toserve our communities with high quality non-commercialtelecommunications services. A quick snapshot of the KRCBbudget will hopefully help you, our faithful member, under-stand the importance of this funding source.In the combined budgets of KRCB Television and Radio,the community provides some 50% of our income throughmembership, business sponsorships of programs, and dona-tions of goods and services to our auctions. We bring inanother 13% through our entrepreneurial activities such asspectrum lease, tower lease, etc. The annual grant from theCorporation for Public Broadcasting, the organizationthrough which Federal funding is distributed, comprises fully 25% of our budget. (Thebalance comes through foundation grants and in kind contributions.)In other words, that Federal support is an extremely critical compliment to our community support. Without that funding, there is absolutely no question that KRCB would be forcedto cut program services and the staff providing those services. It may interest you to know that the Federal contribution nationally amounts to $1.35 per American per year. Incidental-ly, this is a fraction of the investment that other industrialized countries make in their publicbroadcasting systems. For instance, South Korea invests $8.19 per capita, while Japan invests$58.86 per person to insure an informed, engaged populace.Public broadcasting sits at the dawn of a new era of communications. The importance of maintaining viable non-commercial, educational public media in a democracy, which is of necessity based on an informed citizenry, is abundantly clear. This importance is highlightedeven further as we consider the retrenchment of other media source such as newspapers.Now is not the time to be considering downsizing this critical institution in which the American public has invested so much over the past 50 years and in which the citizens of thiscountry place the highest trust and condence.
 Activists protest proposed cuts infunding for Public Broadcasting

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