The city’s public access channel is hoping to get roughly $30,000 in equipment upgrades in the upcoming months that will improve the station’s efficiency and allow the continuation of 24-hour programming.
Kenner officials are looking for tweaks to the city’s budget that will allow Kenner TV to upgrade the cameras, servers and monitors the station uses to put together broadcasts of city meetings and community television programs.
One of those tweaks involved saving roughly $22,000 on an upgrade to the city’s telephone system, said Valerie Waguespack, the city’s director of information and technology.
Waguespack said KTV needs the upgrades because its existing equipment has become incredibly outdated and unreliable. Not only is the equipment old, but some of it was damaged during Hurricane Katrina. KTV’s two employees are constantly tinkering with equipment to keep it functioning, but that can only work for so long, she said.
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