Thanks for your support, in letters, phone calls, e-mails, and chats!
It’s been a long journey, but the state has finally passed a budget. Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS), of which this station is a part, was cut by eight percent for the next two years.
For WFIU and WTIU this is good news, considering the current economic climate. Our thanks go to friends in the statehouse for their excellent work in keeping our concerns before the legislature—and to our legislators for keeping public broadcasting and an informed citizenry in mind as they deliberated during this difficult time.
The budget pendulum swung back and forth from total elimination of our state funding to an eight per-cent reduction, with several reversals along the way.
We plow ahead, hoping for an improved economy and a successful fund drive in November. In the meantime, we tighten our belts yet another notch for the coming year.
Thanks for supporting public broadcasting!