Educational TV Project Gets Boost
Spokane’s quest for an educational television station received a $201,991 boost Monday.
Sen. Warren G. Magnuson and Sen. Henry M. Jackson, both D-Wash., jointly announced a federal grant of half of the $403,982 cost of activating Channel 7 had been approved by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
The senators said they had been informed the proposed station, Educational Channel Seven, will service 110,000 students in 250 schools in Washington and Idaho.
Call letters for the station have not been designated; nor has allocation of Channel 7 to Spokane City School District been formally completed, Supt. W.C. Sorenson said.
Educational television’s prospects in Spokane will come up twice Wednesday.
A noon meeting of Spokane Council for Educational Television is set for the Coeur d’Alene Hotel. School officials will give a progress report.
Sorenson said he expects to present the proposed project to the School Board for its consideration. The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the School Administration Building.
The funds from the federal government will be added to $100,000 obtained in a bond issue, but the district is still more than $100,000 short of the $403,982 total.
Also available to the district is $65,000 worth of donated television material, Sorenson said. The $65,000 is not included in the $403,982.
Tuesday, August 25, 1964