CSU-Pueblo and Rocky Mountain PBS celebrate 40-year partnership with agreement

CSU-Pueblo and Rocky Mountain PBS celebrate 40-year partnership with agreement

PUEBLO, CO – In honor of the 40th anniversary of the partnership between Rocky Mountain PBS/KTSC-TV and Colorado State University-Pueblo, representatives signed an affiliation agreement detailing the uniqueness of this special collaboration, which enhances the university’s Mass Communications program while providing a home to the Southern Colorado production facility for Rocky Mountain PBS. More hours of local programming are produced at Rocky Mountain PBS than in any other PBS station in the state.
In honor of this momentous occasion, a reception and open house will be held in the Buell Communications Center from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18 when attendees will be invited to tour the Rocky Mountain PBS studio, explore the new Visitors Center lobby, and meet both Dr. Di Mare and Doug Price, President and CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS.
“This new affiliation agreement continues the unique 40-year partnership between CSU-Pueblo and RMPBS. This win-win scenario provides both applied learning for our mass communications students and great public television programming for Colorado.  It’s a collaboration with the goal of lifelong learning for people of all ages,” said CSU-Pueblo President Dr. Lesley Di Mare.

“Our relationship with CSU-Pueblo provides us with a vital link to the Pueblo community and offers an opportunity to integrate into our local programming initiatives an opportunity for real-world training for students wishing to enter the new media workforce,” said Price.

This new affiliation agreement went into effect July 1, 2012, and defines the parameters of the partnership moving forward, including the continuation of production courses connected to the popular and long-running educational program, Matchwits.

For more information, visit www.rmpbs.org or call 719-543-8800.

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