WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today following the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announcement of $11 million in digital conversion grants to local public television and radio stations throughout the country, including nearly $2 million for stations in California:
"Today's announcement of digital conversion grants to local public broadcasting stations in California is welcome news to all who wish to see our state benefit from the national conversion to digital television. I am particularly pleased to learn that Northern California Public Broadcasting received nearly $1.2 million in grants.
"These funds will allow the public stations serving San Francisco and the Bay Area to make much needed upgrades and improvements to their facilities. The diverse, high-quality programming brought to our airwaves by stations such as KQED is a tremendous benefit to the residents of San Francisco and our nation as a whole."
SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House