KET asking public for help to stave off budget cuts

Anticipating possible cuts in government funding, KET announced Tuesday it is part of a national effort to promote the value of public radio and television.

The campaign's centerpiece is the Web site, on which KET and others are asking viewers and listeners to sign up to show that they believe in public radio and television.

That number is the estimate of how many Americans watch, listen or use educational media monthly.

KET noted in the news release that annual state and federal funding for KET amounts to $3.63 per Kentuckian, or "less than the cost of a box of cereal."