MPBN to Keep Broadcasting 

An agreement has been reached that will enable those residents to continue receiving radio transmissions from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Republican Senator Kevin Raye of Perry told lawmakers that the network agreed to continue operating the towers in Calais and Fort Kent, that they had planned to shut down on February 28th in response to a budget shortfall.

MPBN also agreed that any future cost-saving measures would be spread across the state, rather than targeted on particular geographic areas.

MPBN President Jim Dowe said the network will evaluate its budget to identify places to save money, MPBN must cut costs because of decreases in the state subsidy, major contributions and corporate support.