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stations at a cost of $5,000,000, and 7 radio stations at a cost
of $3,000,000 could be built in the next year.
New technology calls for funds to support new and innovative uses
of technology to broaden audiences through the use of non-broadcast
technologies including cable, ITFS, cassettes, discs, SCA's (radio),
TELETEXT, and other forms of non-broadcast delivery. This number is an estimate which we feel can adequately reflect the system's capability for experimentation and demonstration by public broad
$250,000 is budgeted for planning grants to states and regions for such activities in facilities planning, and to new groups contemplating public broadcast stations, either over-the-air, or through
some other non-broadcast me ans.
Our preliminary estimates on the staff and related support to ad--minister the programs are based upon a professional staff of 7-8 professionals and about 3 support positions. The staff would be divided into three groupings. The majority of the staff would be involved with upgrading and extension of the existing television and radio systems. The second grouping would have jurisdiction in the area of non-broadcast applications. The third grouping would involve planning grants and expansion. This would include basic planning grants, and expansion of the systems through new stations, cable channels, lower power transmitters, or other needs.
Outside consultants would be used when required to start new stations as well as readers for grant applications and other technical consultants. Legal and financial support would also be pro
vided out of this fund.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1978.
FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE
KENNETH MOFFETT, DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Mr. FLOOD. We have the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
Mr. Horvitz is engaged in the negotiations on the mine strike and cannot be with us today. We understand, Mr. Moffett, that you will be the witness for the presentation.
Mr. MOFFETT. That is correct, sir.
Mr. FLOOD. Do you want to introduce the people who are with you?
Mr. MOFFETT. On my left is John Grimes, Executive Assistant to Wayne Horvitz; Larry Schultz, Director of Arbitration Services; Scott Kruse, General Counsel of the Mediation Service, and Bob Gajdys, the Director of Administration for the Mediation Service.
Mr. Flood. I see there is a prepared statement here that Mr. Horvitz had. We will insert that in the record and get to the questions. [The information referred to follows: