Posted 14 Jun 2010
Public television provides valuable educational programming for children as well as important local and public affairs programming, U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln said. I am pleased to announce this investment that will provide better access to public television in Arkansas.
AETN will receive $138,291 for KAFT in Fayetteville and $81,550 for KETG in Arkadelphia to purchase and install equipment that will nearly double the broadcast power, which will increase each transmitters viewing range by about five to 10 percent.
AETN has been providing educational and quality programming for more than 40 years, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said. These funds will help improve reception and reach more viewers in Northwest and Southwest Arkansas.
This funding will also allow Northwest and Southwest Arkansas residents already in range to get better reception.
AETN makes significant contributions toward enhancing the lives of Arkansans through their educational programming, U.S. Rep. Mike Ross (AR-04) said. This grant will help AETN continue and expand its services, giving more homes and schools better access to their important programs.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansass statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).