Mountain Stage Could Go Off The Air Due to Budget Cut Proposal

Mountain Stage Could Go Off The Air Due to Budget Cut Proposal

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Mountain Stage could be in trouble. The two-hour radio show that broadcasts to over 170 NPR affiliates from West Virginia is facing a budget battle that could not only see the nearly 35-year-old music institution go off the air, but all other programing produced and distributed by West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

A recent budget proposal by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice proposes the elimination of all public funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, which relies on roughly 50% public funds to cover operating costs. This would not only doom Mountain Stage, but would take the West Virginia PBS station off the air, and force the company to lay off approximately 75% of…



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