Somewhere in my memento box I have a piece of wire copy, the paper kind, announcing a news flash from the 1980s. I was a young TV reporter in the days before the internet, and that’s how big news arrived:...
HARLINGEN, RGV - The Federal Communications Commission has called for the freeing up of more spectrum for wireless broadband use by using less spectrum for broadcast television. The FCC is holding an auction to buy spectrum rights and encouraging television...
Kathryn Bigelow — the only woman ever named Best Director — took home the Oscar for The Hurt Locker at 2010’s 82nd Academy Awards, defeating her ex-husband James Cameron, who was nominated for Avatar. Her film, set during the war...
As President Donald Trump prepares to slash domestic spending, funding for public broadcasting is reportedly on his list — a horrible blow to rural, poverty-stricken communities. In many rural areas, particularly in states that lean Republican, public broadcasting stations are...
About a year ago, I participated in a teleconference call with Juan Sepulveda, PBS Senior Vice President, Station Services, on the subject of keeping public broadcasting alive in the Rio Grande Valley. The call was set up by U.S. Rep....
HARLINGEN, RGV - The South Texas border region will be in the national spotlight again on Monday when NPR News begins a three-part series titled "Corruption in the Rio Grande Valley." The series, written and presented by John Burnett and...
MCALLEN, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says the ugly rhetoric President Trump directed towards Mexico a couple of years back led to a million of its citizens not visiting the United States. As a result, the Laredo Democrat said,...
MCALLEN, Texas - Copyright laws are stopping the Rio Grande Valley from accessing National Public Radio programming via a Mexican radio station. The nonprofit Grassroots Public Radio-RGV recently met with radio executives from Radiorama in Reynosa.  A tentative deal was struck...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - National Public Radio recently received $4.7 million from philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt but none of the money will go towards restoring NPR to the Rio Grande Valley. Rather, the funds will go towards creating two new...
MCALLEN, RGV  - A problem with malfunctioning transmitters that stopped many Rio Grande Valley residents from enjoying PBS TV has gone on far too long, says U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez. The McAllen congressman has written to the Public Broadcasting Service...

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