About / Board of Representatives
WPSUBoard of Representatives
- Linda Koch, Lock Haven
- Jim Tunall, Lewistown
Statements from the Board
Jo Lash, Chair:
WPSU is my personal "refresh button" for my mind, heart and soul.
In my family, listening to public broadcasting is as frequent as turning on the car ignition. There is no searching for WPSU-FM; the car radio is set there always. At both WPSU-FM and WPSU-TV, I am informed by well-reasoned conversations and documentaries grounded in researched facts. And for sheer enjoyment, I settle in for beautiful musical performances by stellar artists.
Beyond what I value personally about public broadcasting, I appreciate what it provides others as the surest source for good among the vast number of broadcast options available today. As a retired public school teacher, I think in particular of PBS television’s unparalleled children’s programming.
I trust and respect the high-quality work of public broadcasting. It is work that I want to support.
I am old enough that I remember when there was no Public Broadcasting. Networks produced live theater and symphony concerts—some of my earliest memories of such things. Now only Public Broadcasting provides this for upcoming generations. EXCELLENCE AND OPPORTUNITY are what we get. The BEST in entertainment and science, in children’s programming and news. Local programming in which citizens participate in a real way such as the Our Town series and election coverage. When you live in a rural area, it is comforting to know that we are as close to the greatest in culture, cuisine, education, science etc. as a click on our remote control. It puts us in the middle of the action, wherever we live.
So, you ask why I'm a fan of WPSU. That's easy to answer, succinctly and quickly: