Current Weather
The Spy FM

OETA Asks for More Money

Filed by Michael Cross in Education, Local News, News, Politics.
January 28, 2013
 

Click here to download audio

Oklahoma’s statewide public television is asking the legislature for more than two million more dollars to be appropriated to the agency.

The request comes at a time when lawmakers want to end all funding for OETA.

OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel formerly with Rogers State Public Television spoke to lawmakers who might be taking up legislation this year to end funding for the station.

Schiedel says he hopes to move the conversation away from just gutting the network altogether.

“I think it’s how do we do a better job at supporting OETA for future, but again looking at reducing if not doing away with state support for the network.”

OETA officials say they want more money for a statewide satellite distribution, more legislative coverage and increased employee benefits.

One House bill this year would eliminate funding for OETA while a Senate bill would move the agency under Higher Education.

 

One Response to “OETA Asks for More Money”

  1. yokaiakito says:

    The Oklahoma focused programming that OETA provides is simply amazing! There is no other place that we can get such intense and in-depth information on our state.

Leave a Reply

5AM to 9AM Morning Edition

Morning Edition

For more than two decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports.

Listen Live Now!

9AM to 10AM The Takeaway

The Takeaway

A fresh alternative in morning news, "The Takeaway" provides a breadth and depth of world, national and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

View the program guide!

10AM to 11PM On Point

On Point

On Point unites distinct and provocative voices with passionate discussion as it confronts the stories that are at the center of what is important in the world today. Leaving no perspective unchallenged, On Point digs past the surface and into the core of a subject, exposing each of its real world implications.

View the program guide!

Upcoming Events in your area (Submit your event today!)

Streaming audio and podcasts

Stream KOSU on your smartphone

Phone Streaming

SmartPhone listening options on this page are intended for many iPhones, Blackberries, etc. with low-cost software applications available to listen to our full-time web streams, both News on KOSU-1 and Classical on KOSU-2.

Learn more about our complete range of streaming services

We're perfecting the patient experience - Stillwater Medical Center