Mayors ask alumni to speak out to support WBGU-TV

To the Editor:
Letter to BGSU Alumni residing in NW Ohio, Western Indiana & Southern Michigan:
You may have heard the recent news that Bowling Green State University is considering the possibility of
shutting down their PBS broadcasting station, WBGU Channel 27, in order to sell its electronic spectrum.
We are writing to BG alumni who reside in the region to ask that you support the continuation of WBGU
for the valuable educational and cultural programming which it offers to all of us.
We ask that you engage immediately to prevent WBGU from going dark.
You can do so in one of several ways:
1.) Attend and speak at one of the 3 public forums that are being held in the region.
• Findlay, July 29 at 7 p.m. at Owens Community College, Community Wellness Bldg.
• Lima, August 3 at 7 p.m. at Rhodes State College, Keese Hall
• Bowling Green, late August, date, time and place to be determined.
2.) Write a letter or email to BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey and to the Board of Trustees c/o Dr.
Patrick Pauken, Board Secretary
• 220 McFall Center, BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
[email protected]
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3.) Use your social media to express your support for WBGU, and include messages for Dr. Mazey via her
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bgsupresident) and Twitter (@PresidentMazey) accounts.
The communities of our region have been well served by WBGU public broadcasting services for over 50
years. The potential that we would lose this service permanently represents an enormous loss to the
quality of life of more than 2 million persons. Please step up and state your concerns and voice your
support for WBGU’s continued operation and service.
Thank you for your consideration.
Bowling Green Mayor Richard A. Edwards
Findlay Mayor Lydia L. Mihalik
Lima Mayor David J. Berger