AUDIO SOUND BITE: The Importance of Community Media

They don’t get big ratings, but community media can be an important part of what you watch on t-v.

That’s because community channels can go in more depth on issues that usually only get a minute or two on the local news. Gateway Television News reporter Randy Gardner wants you to know that community television is more than just scrolling billboards with announcements.

It often has programming designed to help you.

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That’s from Gardner’s appearance on “Missouri Viewpoints.” Community media is rarely funded through commercials. It’s often funded by donations, fees on your cable bill and sometimes from the local government.

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