Public Broadcasting in Florida
The Florida House and Senate pitched their version of next year's state budget, but a decision hasn't been made just yet.
Public broadcasting is among the programs facing cuts, and the University of Florida is looking for ways to make up for the possibility of losing money.
Director of Operations for WUFT-FM, Larry Dankner says although federal dollars for public broadcasting were maintained until 2012, the state House and Senate have each proposed cuts this year, up to thirty percent.
"We're basically sharing in the pain that everybody else is sharing in," he said.
Governor Rick Scott's budget didn't include any funding for public broadcasting.
"We haven't gotten any indication that he has an axe to grind with public broadcasting," said Dankner, but he added state funding has been decreasing over the last five years.
"TV has been cut over $300,000 and radio has been cut about $30,000," he said.
WUFT-FM is in the final days of a spring fund raising campaign, which ends on Friday, April 22.
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