KLRN receives gift from McCombs Family Foundation in honor of Charline McCombs

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KLRN Public Television is pleased to announce a generous gift from the McCombs Family Foundation.  The multi-year grant provides vital infrastructure funding to support the station’s digital upgrades.   

KLRN celebrated the unveiling of the Charline McCombs Media Center on Wednesday, April 5 during an official dedication attended by Mayor Ivy Taylor, Judge Nelson Wolff, TXDOT Commissioner Bruce Bugg, CPS Energy President and CEO Paula Gold-Williams, the McCombs family, and numerous community leaders.  The Media Center recognizes Charline McCombs and her numerous contribution to the arts.

“All community projects Charline and I do have always had the support of the McCombs family, and this grant from the McCombs Family Foundation will ensure that our own public television station continues to operate with excellence,” said Red McCombs.

“KLRN is fortunate to have the McCombs family as a partner in our community,” KLRN President and CEO Arthur Emerson stated. “This building, dedicated to Charline McCombs, is a symbol of the philanthropy of this family and embodies their support and passion for public broadcasting.”

This grant will be used as a challenge to launch a $1.5 million campaign to raise funds for new studio technology and broadcast equipment. KLRN is currently seeking the remaining funds for this campaign to complete the upgrade.

“These improvements are necessary to ensure that KLRN remains current in the field of broadcast technology,” said Emerson. “We are very grateful to the McCombs Family Foundation for their vision and generosity.”

About KLRN

KLRN is the Emmy-Award winning Public Television station for South Central Texas broadcasting to a 30-county radius. The mission of KLRN is to use the power of communications to provide quality programs and services which advance education, culture and community, to enrich the lives of people throughout our community. www.klrn.org


About the campaign

Increasing demand for the studio, both internally and from outside contractors, necessitates that KLRN maintain equipment that is up-to-date. Renovations and equipment acquisition will enable the station to pursue additional production contracts, ensuring that KLRN remains a valuable resource in the community. The renovations and upgrades being made to the new Charline McCombs Media Center will help KLRN continue its outreach activities, address community needs, and be seen as a leading production resource for education, arts, culture, news, and public affairs.

To contribute to this campaign, please contact Cynthia Shields at 210.208.8439.

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