KLRN announces $20,000 grant from John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation
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KLRN Public Television is proud to announce a $20,000 grant for Arts and Education Programming from the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation. These funds will be used to secure more programming and further develop the current arts programming that KLRN airs. These funds will be used not only to secure rights for national arts and performing art programming, but also to help to build and expand a local presence on the KLRN produced program, ARTS, each week.

“John Santikos was a great friend to KLRN and for years he would speak to us about his favorite programs and episodes, mostly involving arts and news programming. He helped to pave the way for many of our local arts initiatives and would often feel so strongly about a KLRN program that he would ask to show it in his theaters,” said Arthur Emerson, President and CEO of KLRN. “His passion for public television was apparent for the 40-plus years that we worked together in this community. We are proud to be a part of continuing his legacy.”

KLRN broadcasts hundreds of hours of arts and culture programming each year. Every Thursday at 8 p.m. local arts and culture stories are told on ARTS, hosted by April Ancira. Stories of local artists, performances, galleries, museums, and more are shared on-air and online and a robust ARTS calendar is available at www.klrn.org/arts.  

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

The San Antonio Area Foundation is a community foundation serving the San Antonio Area for more than 50 years. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals and serves as a collaborative leader, investing in the future of our community by bringing people together to address key community issues. The Area Foundation manages 500 charitable funds and $901 million in assets. Since 1964, $305 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded to nonprofits that educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide a variety of services that enhance the quality of life in our region. Learn more at saafdn.org.