KCTS cuts staff by 25%

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Seattle-based pubcaster KCTS is axing 35 jobs, reducing the size of its staff by 25% come year-end. Station CEO Burnill Clark will ankle in October. KCTS has led the national drive to resist advertising on PBS stations and is showing a preliminary operating loss of $1.25 million for fiscal 2002.

Efforts begun three years ago to become a major producer of national programming for PBS will cease as the station’ focus shifts to regional issues.

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