April 9, 2020

Dear Rotary members and friends,

Please note that we have cancelled all in-person Rotary meetings through the end of April. In our new and ever-changing world, most of us have been told to stay home and only essential services will remain open. However, we still want to connect through Rotary! So, we are planning on-line meetings via Zoom or Facebook Live. Hopefully through these services, we can remain connected and continue service above self!

With that in mind... if there is anything that we can do to help you during this time, please let us know. Rotary is a large network full of people wanting to help, especially now! Just let Mandy know.

And - please take a moment to reach out to Rotary members who might be alone or isolated at this time. We all enjoy hearing from someone from time to time!

This week, our speaker is Kliff Kuehl, President and CEO of KCPT. His topic will be "Public Television Reinventing Itself in Today’s Media Market.

Kliff Kuehl joined KCPT in April 2009. His vision for the station is to transform public media as a better and more sustainable service. In an era of declining local coverage by newspapers and commercial television, he wants KCPT to bridge the gap by growing its local content services. The Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT opened November 2013 and is a multimedia center for journalism that distributes local content through a variety of  “channels,” including public television, public radio, social media, and KCPT’s digital magazine, flatlandkc.org. Its goal is to cover the issues and stories of the Kansas City region in a comprehensive, in-depth and innovative way. The Hale Center was an effort between Kuehl and the PBS Foundation to secure $3M for local news content creation, and $1M for the PBS Foundation.

In December 2013 the University of Central Missouri transferred ownership of KTBG 90.9 FM (The Bridge) to KCPT. Kuehl’s vision for radio is to connect listeners to the local arts scene and inspire them to become more involved in the community, and to serve as a platform for local musicians.
Kuehl stays engaged on the national level with his membership on two boards – PBS National Board and NETA.

You can join this week's program on your computer or iPad with this link: 


If you prefer to call in, please use 1-669-900-9128  or 1-346-248-7799 - with webinar ID 738 444 185.

Please continue to check our Facebook page and www.rotary13.org for updates.