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Station acquisition improves opportunities for BU students

Nov. 3, 1998

In a press conference Wednesday, President Robert B. Sloan Jr. announced the transfer of control of the Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation to the university, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission.

The foundation operates KCTF Channel 34, which has been housed on the Baylor campus since 1994.

Sloan said Baylor's acquisition will allow for the strengthening of 'local programming and the educational and public service initiatives of KCTF.'

The station has received office and studio space, accounting services and other infrastructure support from Baylor since it moved into the basements of Sid Richardson Science Building and Castellaw Communications Center.

The university made a wise decision in gaining control of the station. It will allow students the opportunity to work on-campus in a real television studio and gain valuable laboratory experience.

Another benefit of Baylor's control of KCTF is community involvement. With the station broadcast throughout he Waco area, the university will be able to expand programs to serve the area's needs.

We congratulate the university on such an important acquisition that will benefit not only Baylor students, but also the Waco community.

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