JCTV's General Manager told KRCG 13 News Monday Mayor Eric Struemph's proposal to defund the station would jeopardize the benefits the channel provides.
Gloria Enloe said she was surprised when she learned the mayor's proposed budget would eliminate funding for the cable-only community access channel, which is housed on the Lincoln University campus. Enloe said she had expected the city to cut JCTV's funding, as it had the previous year, but not defund it entirely. She said the city pays for the channel's operating costs, including salaries, while Lincoln University covers in-kind costs such as facilities and IT support.
Enloe also said JCTV is an essential service because it provides transparency for government proceedings and because it provides educational opportunities for high school and Lincoln University students.
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