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2021 Pledge Drive

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Your tax-deductible donation ensures we can continue bringing you quality programs and services that only member-supported public television provides. Donating online is safe, secure and convenient! 

 

 
A Fazioli Festival Featuring Roberto Plano
 

The Austin Symphony Orchestra has a new addition, and it's a reason to celebrate! With the help of generous donations, the ASO recently purchased a piano: the Fazioli F 308, one of the finest pianos in the world.

KSMQ partnered with the ASO to bring you its debut performance recorded live at the Knowlton Auditorium in Austin. World renowned pianist Roberto Plano introduces this magnificent musical instrument to Minnesota.

 


 

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FRI 7PM / alan jackson precious memories

A Christian music concert performed at the Ryman Auditorium.

SUN 6:30PM / andy williams: greatest love songs

Performances of the biggest hits and ballads of this Grammy Award-winner.

SUN 8PM / peter, paul and mommy too

The folk trio sings their most popular songs in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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KSMQ RECEIVES NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

— KSMQ Public Television received a national Public Media Award (PMA) for its 2020 media campaign “Every 1 Counts” to promote participation in the United States Census. The award was presented to KSMQ President & CEO Eric Olson during the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s 2021 Public Media Thought Leader Forum, held virtually January 26.

As part of the “Every 1 Counts” campaign, KSMQ Public Television worked with local immigration groups to record “how to” census videos in 15 different formats. KSMQ enlisted Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to be the public face of the campaign. The videos explained the purpose of the census and why participating was important for all residents.

Before creating the content, KSMQ researched differences in culture and communication styles beyond the original English language version initially envisioned. Utilizing this research, the videos were then produced for the following communities: Amharic, Anyuak, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Dinka, French, Hmong, Karen, Karenni, Khmer, Nuer, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

To aid in distribution of the content, KSMQ partnered with Rochester Public Schools and Austin Public Schools as well as the Minnesota Department of Education. Downloads were then made available to schools statewide, and students were encouraged to take the language-specific media home to play to their parents and/or caregivers from a laptop or smartphone.   

Assisting KSMQ in the project were the Immigration Law Center of Minnesota and the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association in Rochester.  

KSMQ won the PMA in the “Community Initiative – Small Stations” category. The runner up was Lakeshore Public Media, the PBS station representing northwestern Indiana/Chicagoland.

“Every year, for the past 52 years, these awards have celebrated excellence in public media,” said Eric Hyppa, president of the National Educational Telecommunications Association. “This year, that excellence was amplified by the profoundly creative and inspired local media responses to multiple topics.”  

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Press Release

 September 16, 2020 (AUSTIN, Minn.) —KSMQ Public Television has added three Austin residents to its Board of Directors.

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