President Donald Trump's budget proposes eliminating public media funding.
Without this critical seed funding -- roughly $1.35 per American taxpayer per year -- some stations could be forced to downsize or find other ways to make ends meet. While the success of WRVO does not rest on funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting alone, we do rely on that funding for a portion of our budget. While we are committed to finding other ways to fund our service, if this funding were to disappear, the future is uncertain. And this goes farther than your local public radio station.
The news and programs you trust to connect you to your community and your country could vanish. Early educational content that's proven to close the achievement gap could fade away. Lifesaving emergency communications services could be cut.
Public media's fate hasn't been decided yet and you can help. Add your name to "Protect My Public Media's" petition today.