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Nov 02 2010

WQLN state funding in more jeopardy


According to a report by Jet TV, WQLN and other Public TV and Radio stations across Pennsylvania could receive no funding from the state. The station received an e-mail from State Represenative Brad Roae stating this news following how NPR handled the Juan Williams firing. (Juan has since been signed by Fox News Channel for 2 million.) WQLN President Dwight Miller responded by saying that the station (91.3) is being punished for being an NPR affiliate that carries other networks like PRI and has over 60 hours of local programming per week. This follows funding cuts by the state last year that resulted in in several jobs being eliminated. (Note: Tom Lavery is a former employee of WQLN Public Media and is now employed at WMCE “88.5 Jazz FM” and WYNE 1530 with Mercyhurst College.)