PPB will receive two grants for $864,000
Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo will receive two grants totaling more than $864,000 to convert from analog to digital transmission, U.S. Sens.
Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo will receive two grants totaling more than $864,000 to convert from analog to digital transmission, U.S. Sens. Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad and Congressman Earl Pomeroy announced Thursday.
The first grant of $489,124 will allow Prairie Public to upgrade its statewide digital microwave radio equipment to improve system reliability and maintenance.
The second grant of $374,989 will fund the first part of a project to move Prairie Public's broadcasting operations from an analog plant to a digital plant.
The second part of the project will involve expanding the video server to help eliminate the need for videotape machines in on-air broadcasting.
Prairie Public is one of 37 local public television and radio stations around the country receiving funding in the latest round of digital conversion grant distribution.