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Mon January 18, 2010
State senator supports expanding Wyoming Public Radio
By Renny MacKay
Cheyenne, WY – A state senator is hoping to extend the reach of Wyoming Public Radio. W-P-R and the University of Wyoming have requested 431 thousand dollars to build a new high power transmitter in eastern Wyoming and a smaller one in Kaycee. That would bring public radio to areas where it is unavailable right now. Senator Curt Meier says that's unfortunate, "When you talk about public radio it's one of the few things in Wyoming that is part of the glue that holds us all together. It's that communication that lets everyone in every part of the state know what is going on and I think that is essential."
The governor's budget proposal did not include money for the new transmitters. But, the legislators can restore the funding and the legislature's appropriations committee will vote on the funding in two weeks.