From: firstname.lastname@example.org (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. I THINK GETTING YOUR LOCAL PBS STATION TO SUPPORT YOU IS THE MOST 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.