FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Feb. 27, 2006
CONTACT: Sally Logue Post, email@example.com
LUBBOCK – Texas Tech University’s educational television station, KTXT-TV, the Public
Broadcasting (PBS) affiliate for the South Plains, will conduct an on-air fundraising
event March 4-19.
“Festival 2006” will air on Channel 5/Digital 5.1, (Cox Cable Channel 4 in Lubbock).
The theme of the fundraiser is “Support KTXT-TV--Your Most Valuable Resource!”
Station officials have set a goal of $100,000 for the two-week event, giving South
Plains residents ample opportunity to support local public television as an essential
community resource. Funds raised during the event will support the broadcast of quality
television programming and station outreach activities.
“Public television is a unique cultural and educational resource that can never be
replaced by commercial television, either broadcast or cable,” said Tim Chambers,
KTXT-TV’s development officer. KTXT-TV has provided educational television to the
people of the South Plains for more than 43 years.
The Festival 2006 schedule will feature “Jay Boy Adams: 20 Years Later,” a concert
at the Cactus Theatre produced by KTXT-TV and Rollin’ Films Productions, and “Decisions
of the Heart-The Stories and Art of Future Akins,” produced by KTXT-TV.
Musical specials include: “Daniel O’Donnell: Rock & Roll,” “Andrea Bocelli: Amore,”
“Chris Botti and Friends,” “Barry Manilow: Music and Passion” and Carly Simon: Moonlight
Nostalgic concerts to be featured include: “Great Performances: Cream Reunion Concert
from Royal Albert Hall,” “Moments to Remember: My Music-50’s Pop,” and “Great Performances:
Other musical presentations include “Benise: Nights of Fire,” “Johnny Cash: Live from
Montreaux,” “The Four Tops: 50th Anniversary Celebration,” and an encore airing of
“Doo Wop Cavalcade.”
“Monty Python’s Personal Best” will be presented featuring Terry Jones and Michael
Palin reliving their favorite moments from the comedy troupe. Regular programming
favorites such as “The Lawrence Welk Show,” “Rick Steves’ Vive la France Travel Special”
and “Masterpiece Theatre: Sherlock Holmes-The Case of the Silk Stocking” will be a
part of the Festival 2006 schedule.
Weekday mornings will focus on fundraising around children’s programming, such as
“Clifford’s Puppy Days” and “Sesame Street.” An emphasis will be placed on asking
parents, grandparents and care-givers to maintain the tradition of providing quality
children’s programs by making a pledge of support to their local public television
The station will offer KTXT-TV caps, tote bats and thermal tumblers as thank you gifts
at various giving levels. In addition, DVDs, VHS tapes, books and CDs from select
programs will be offered as giving incentives throughout the fundraiser. Pledges also
can be sent via KTXT-TV’s web site at www.ktxt.org.
For more information on KTXT-TV’s Festival 2006, or to make a donation, call Chambers
at (806) 742-2209. The 24-hour donation line is (806) 742-5555.