Texas Tech University will stop funding its PBS member station, KTTZ, in 14 months, reports the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. The university said in a statement that the cut will allow for more support for academics. KTTZ-TV has received $605,000 annually, and is set to receive $305,000 next fiscal year. In response, "we are trying to increase our underwriting efforts,” said John Kirby, KTTZ general manager.
In January, KOHM and KTXT, South Plains Public Radio and Television, merged with KTTZ in a money-saving effort, according to the university's Daily Toreador.