Applicant InformationPrairie Public Broadcasting, Inc.
The application proposes a two-phase project for digital conversion of KFME in Fargo, ND and to build DTV 16 in Crookston, MN. The application proposes 67% Federal funding for a project with a total cost of $3,083,889. The total Federal request is $2,066,205. For FY 2001, the applicant requests $1,018,380 for KFME, Fargo for dissemination equipment, including tower modifications, an antenna, and decoder; for origination equipment including encoder an demod; and test equipment. For FY 2002, the applicant requests $1,047,825 for additional origination equipment at Fargo; interconnection equipment at GrandForks to serve the Crookston site; and a tower, antenna, decoder, receiver and related equipment at the Crookston transmitter site in Euclid. Prairie Public Broadcasting serves about 466,000 people in North Dakota and Minnesota.