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City pulls back from plan to charge public access channel producers

City Council will discuss issue Sept. 10

9:38 PM, Aug. 20, 2013
Kris Berge, who helps run Wausau's public access television, prepares video from a church service for broadcast Tuesday.
Kris Berge, who helps run Wausau's public access television, prepares video from a church service for broadcast Tuesday.
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Local churches and other groups could continue to air programs for free on public access television if Wausau City Council members approve the channel's plan next month.

A city committee this week recommended reversing a plan that would have charged 11 churches and seven other groups for time on the city's television channel. That plan would have generated up to $12,000 a year in revenue for the station with a $47,000 annual budget had all the groups continued to air programs on the channel.

David Dickinson and Kris Berge, city employees who run the channel, told the committee Monday that they ...

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