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Jefferson Commission hears request for TV station funds

February 12, 2004|by DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission was asked Thursday for $8,000 to help fund a television channel dedicated to Jefferson County.

The television channel would focus on events, personalities and services in Jefferson County, said Jim Surkamp, who is spearheading the project.

As part of the Adelphia television cable service in the county, four public access channels are available, Surkamp said. He said it will cost about $30,000 to set up the channel.

The commissioners did not act on the funding request, said County Commission President Al Hooper.

The commissioners decided to consider the request as part of their upcoming budget process, Hooper said.

Surkamp, who is running for a seat on the commission, said he is pushing the idea for a Jefferson County television channel because interesting stories need to be told and organizations could benefit from another way of sharing their message.

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