Re: How does this sound?

From: (Ginny)
Subject: Re: How does this sound?
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 20:26:12 -0700 (PDT)

        I have been very happy with the support received from our local PBS
station, KEET TV.  Last year I had to spend a lot of time convincing them
to run the program all year. This year they volunteered immediately.  It
really helps to get the program schedulfrom you early in the school year as
then I can contact them and also the County Office of Education to
dissiminate the information about the programming. If the PBS station knows
that there is support from the Office of Education and that they are
willing to dissiminate the information to the teachers of the county than
there is  a larger audience for the programs.
        I also have the students in the school write thank-you notes and
"articles" to KEET about what they learned, this may be the best PR.
IMPORTANT ASPECT.  Local PBS stations want to support education and they
just need to hear why and how it makes a difference.  Personal contact at
first may be required to begin the process of working together.  That's
what worked for me.
        The last LFM, most of the school was tuned in and there was no
program. I called them up and they immediately switched it on. So Cool!
Also, becoming involved in your PBS station's fund raising and other
programming helps in communicating your interest in quality educational
programming. It is indeed MY favorite station! Ginny in Humboldt County,
Northern California.