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February 18, 2003

Purdue president to discuss state funding on next radio show

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University President Martin C. Jischke will provide an update on state funding for higher education during his live call-in radio show on WBAA’s "AM 920 Magazine" from 2-3 p.m. , Wednesday (3/5).

Dan Skinner, WBAA manager, said listeners can talk directly with the president about state funding, which decreased last year due to budget cuts.

"President Jischke is well aware of today’s precarious economic climate," Skinner said. "However, the president sees state funding for higher education as a long-term investment that is critical to the future of the state economy. He maintains that one way to improve the state fiscal situation is to retain and increase the number of high-tech jobs in Indiana. Purdue plays a key role in that process."

Listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions during the show. Local listeners can call (765) 496-1999. Listeners outside the local calling area can call toll-free at (866) 922-2101.

The station's AM signal reaches approximately two-thirds of Indiana and may be heard globally via the station's Web site. The site also provides toll-free dialing instructions for listeners outside the United States and Canada.

CONTACT: Dan Skinner, (765) 494-3960,

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Photographers and videographers are permitted in the studio for the broadcast. Contact WBAA at (765) 494-5920 to make arrangements. Reporters interested in asking questions before or after the show should contact Jim Vruggink, director of special projects, at (765) 494-2086.

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