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Waco PBS station reportedly to go off air in May


WACO - The Waco PBS Station KWBU will reportedly sign off the air at the end of May after 20 years of service to central Texans.

KWBU President Joe Riley said on the station's Web site that the decline and lack of community support contributed to ending its television service.

As a strong supporter of KWBU, Baylor University contributes about half of the station's income. However, Riley said the overall budget for next year fell short.

"Will I turn it down if a coalition comes together and says 'we really feel this strongly?' certainly not," Riley said. "We have to move forward and we have to right now look like there is not $400,000 out there to come in the time that we need it."

Only one-third of the station's staff remains after 14 individuals have already been released.

Its National Public Radio service on KWBU-FM 103.3 will reportedly remain without any reduction in service.

PBS programming can still be viewed in central Texas on KNCT.

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