UA Cutting the Funding Cord on AZPM

Arizona Public Media General Manager Jack Gibson dropped a bombshell on employees of the organization in an all-staff meeting Thursday. The UA has plans to dramatically cut funding to AZPM by fiscal year 2019 and will slash their contributions significantly year-to-year until that date. According to an internal memo sent by Gibson, AZPM “received an appropriation of approximately $2.6M” for the fiscal year 2014, and the “cumulative reduction” in the level of funding set to total two million dollars by 2019.