KTSU General Manger selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
For Immediate Release
The NFCB is a national membership organization of community-oriented, non-commercial radio stations, producers and other organizations and individuals committed to community radio stations in the United States.
Be they large or small, rural or urban, eclectic or targeted toward specific communities, the member stations are distinguished by their commitment to localism and community participation and support.
Community radio stations are reliant on listener contributions for support. In addition, many are funded through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s (CPB) grant program. CPB funds represent about 15% of the larger station’s budgets, but often can represent up to 40% of the budget of the smallest rural station.
According to David Freedman, Chairman of the NFCB Board of Directors and General Manager of WWOC in New Orleans, “We are glad to have George Thomas join our board. He is a veteran manager who brings a wealth of knowledge to our board. KTSU is one of the top stations in the public radio system and under his leadership, KTSU has experienced unprecedented growth. His vision for the station has brought both local and national attention to KTSU, which has the largest African Audience of any public radio station in the United States with over 240,000 plus weekly listeners.”
The NFCB is having its national convention in Houston in June, 2012 and the Federation is expecting over three hundred broadcasters to attend. KTSU, along with KPFT and KPVU are the hosts for the conference.
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