PBS Guam awarded $500k for equipment upgrades

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Guam – The Guam Educational Telecommunications Corporation, also known as PBS Guam KGTF Channel 12, has been awarded a $500,000 Technical Assistance Program (TAP) grant by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

This was the first time PBS Guam applied for TAP funding.

Station Manager Ina V. Carillo said, “It’s an exciting time to be at PBS Guam with a new executive producer and technical equipment upgrades soon to come, development of new educational local programming is on the way!”

Carillo added, “The upgraded equipment will allow PBS Guam to be able to expand its programming to include a regular educational series focused on our culture as well as live sports programming. It will also allow us to partner with international and regional visitors who come to Guam to produce content.”

Media messages matter, and when a child sees faces they relate to on TV, it helps develop their identity and understanding of who they are and where they come from,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.

TAP funding provides for development in areas such as accountability, financial management, economic development, education, energy, management control initiatives, disaster assistance, natural and cultural resources, capacity building, public safety/emergencies, health initiatives, and invasive species management.