Facing huge funding cut, G-C broadcasting program in limbo


Still on the air: Greenfield-Central students Grant Eltzroth (far left) and Drew Underwood work with teacher William McKenna before the beginning of a broadcast. It's been two months since city officials informed the school that funding would be drastically reduced for its TV and radio programs. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

Big changes in store: William McKenna (above) said he is concerned about what will happen to students like Grant Eltzroth (right) and Braydon Fox (in background) as the future of the broadcasting program remains uncertain for the 2013-14 school year. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — On the surface, nothing has changed at the studios of WRGF-FM and GCTV since city officials decided in August to drastically slash funds for Greenfield-Central High School’s broadcasting program.

Radio shows still air, featuring the personalities of local high school students. Television programs are still recorded to highlight upcoming community events.

But there is an undertone of uncertainty. The future of the programs remains in a state of limbo for the 2013-14 school year and beyond as school administrators try to save the broadcasting program.

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