KILI radio receives $46K grant from South Dakota

KILI FM, the radio station on the Pine Ridge Reservation, has received a $46,000 grant from the state of South Dakota.

The money will be used to help buy a new antenna, transmission line, transmitter and grounding system. In April, lightning struck the station's tower and transmission line, taking KILI off the air for two months.

Since the storm, KILI has received a $138,000 grant from the Department of Commerce and a $123,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The state grant will enable the station to provide matching funds for the Commerce grant.

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KILI gets a boost from S.D. (The Rapid City Journal 9/7)

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