CPB Inspector General’s office warns KMBH of violations

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RGV Educational Broadcasting Inc., in Harlingen, Texas, may lose the $700,000 annual grant it receives to run KMBH-TV and KMBH/KHID-FM. William Gillette of the CPB Inspector General’s office told the board of directors on Jan. 26 that in more than 20 years in operation, it hasn’t formed community advisory groups, a federal requirement for PBS and NPR stations. The IG’s office also said that Monsignor Pedro Briseño, KMBH’s president, CEO and g.m., had been signing documents for years stating that the stations were complying with federal laws. For background, see Current’s May 2008 story.

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