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SHPTV Receives $160,000 Dane G. Hansen Foundation Grant

Smoky Hills Public TelevisionThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills Public Television with a grant for $160,000 to support the station's general programming and station operations.

The grant funds will specifically support the production of local Kansas programs including Doctors on Call, Real Ag and Traveling Kansas, as well as public affairs and high school sports presentations. Educational programs and children's educational outreach initiatives also benefit from this grant. In addition, these funds help with the equipment necessary to broadcast to Northwest Kansas.

This year the foundation gifted an additional $50,000 to assist with a specific equipment replacement need. That amount is included in the $160,000 total.

"The Dane G. Hansen Foundation's generous support of Smoky Hills Public Television provides funds that are vital to the operation of the station," said Callie Kolacny, Smoky Hills Public Television Marketing Director. "We greatly appreciate the foundation and the work that it does for Northwest Kansas."

Smoky Hills Public Television serves 71 counties in central and western Kansas and has been named the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Non-Metro Station of the Year.

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for the people of Northwest Kansas to enjoy the highest possible quality of life. The foundation advances its mission by investing in the areas of education, health care, economic development, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture and community beautification.

(Information courtesy SHPTV.)

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