Houston PBS still waiting for Hurricane Ike funds

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University of Houston’s KUHT is still recovering from Hurricane Ike, which slammed into HoustonPBS in September 2008. Insurance claims for nearly $1 million in station damages are still pending, according to spokeswoman Julie Coan. “It’ll be another month before we know what will be covered,” Coan said. “It’s my understanding the delay is due to the fact the station’s claim was included in the university’s claims for Ike.” The hurricane slammed into the pubTV station in the midst of a pledge drive. The fundraiser was canceled after raising $270,000, only half of its goal.

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