Find Bill
Find Your Legislator
Legislative Deadlines
Feb. 18, 2018
RSS Feed Permanent URL -A +A

2017 Statute



Prev Article 49. - PUBLIC BROADCASTINGNext


75-4914.Definitions. As used in the Kansas public broadcasting council act:

(a) "Kansas public television station" or "television station" means a noncommercial public television broadcasting station licensed as such by the federal communications commission which operates from a community located in Kansas and meets the minimum criteria for receipt of a community service grant set by the corporation for public broadcasting. These terms also include public television station KCPT, which provides primary service to five Kansas counties.

(b) "Kansas public radio station" or "radio station" means a noncommercial public radio broadcasting station which is licensed as such by the federal communications commission and which operates from a community located in Kansas and meets the minimum criteria for receipt of community service grants as set by the corporation for public broadcasting. These terms also include public radio station KKSU-AM, which provides extensive service to most of Kansas.

(c) "Eligible station" means a radio station or television station which has been fully qualified under the grant criteria of the corporation for public broadcasting for a period of four years prior to applying for a grant under this act. Any station seeking to become eligible after the effective date of this act must comply with the requirements of K.S.A. 75-4921 and amendments thereto as a condition of eligibility. In the event that the corporation for public broadcasting ceases to exist, or its community service grant program should terminate, or the eligibility criteria for community service grants should be lowered, then the criteria for eligibility for such grants which were extant on July 1, 1992, shall be applicable for purposes of this act and the methods of calculating and reporting financial information for all purposes shall be those extant on that date. Public radio station KKSU-AM shall be an eligible station and shall be eligible to receive grants under the Kansas public broadcasting council act until such time as 2/3 of all members of the Kansas public broadcasting council vote to find that public radio station KKSU-AM is no longer an eligible station and is not eligible to receive such grants.

(d) "Station" means any eligible radio station or television station.

(e) "Nonfederal, nonlicensee financial support" means the total sum of nonfederal financial support reported to the corporation for public broadcasting under its community service grant program, minus any amount of noncash or in-kind funds included, and minus any cash support provided by the licensee of the station, and minus any grants received from state sources.

(f) "Population covered" means the total population in the counties covered by each eligible station and its associated transmitters or translators as reported in the most recent United States decennial census. The counties covered by each station are to be determined as set forth in K.S.A. 75-4924 and amendments thereto.

(g) (1) For purposes of grants for a radio station for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, "per capita earned revenue" means the radio station's nonfederal, nonlicensee financial support divided by the population covered, yielding the revenue that radio station has generated per capita.

(2) For purposes of grants for a television station for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1997, "per capita earned revenue" means the television station's total nonfederal, nonlicensee financial support divided by the number of weekly cume households as reported in the most recent "PBS All-Station Cume Report," yielding the revenue that television station has generated per viewing household.

(3) For purposes of grants for any station for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, and for each fiscal year thereafter, "per capita earned revenue" means the station's nonfederal, nonlicensee financial support divided by the population covered, yielding the revenue that the station has generated per capita.

(h) "Radio repeater station" means a radio station in the broadcasting service that is a fully licensed broadcast radio station by the federal communications commission, that is owned and operated by a member radio station of the Kansas public broadcasting council for the purpose of repeating the signal of such member radio station, and that does not originate programming locally under a waiver of the requirement of the federal communications commission to originate programming locally.

(i) "Radio translator station" means a radio station in the broadcasting service that is licensed by the federal communications commission, that is owned and operated by a member radio station of the Kansas public broadcasting council for the purpose of retransmitting the signal of such member radio station, and that, as licensed by the federal communications commission, has a transmitter power output that does not exceed an effective radiated power for FM of 250 watts.

(j) "Television repeater station" means a television station in the broadcast service that is a fully licensed broadcast television station by the federal communications commission, that is owned and operated by a member television station of the Kansas public broadcasting council for the purpose of repeating the signal of such member television station, and that does not originate programming locally under a waiver of the requirement of the federal communications commission to originate programming locally.

(k) "Television translator station" means a television station in the broadcast service that is licensed by the federal communications commission, that is owned and operated by a member television station of the Kansas public broadcasting council for the purpose of retransmitting the signal of such member television station, and that, as licensed by the federal communications commission, has a transmitter power output that does not exceed an effective radiated power for VHF of 10 watts and for UHF of 1,000 watts.

History: L. 1993, ch. 268, § 2; L. 1996, ch. 80, § 1; July 1.



Prev Article 49. - PUBLIC BROADCASTINGNext
2018. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2018-02-18T16:05:46. Head Rev No: 428068