KWCM - Postcards

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Pioneer Public Television
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Project Overview

Postcards captures the lives of many local artists and relives the cultural history of our viewing area. Postcards not only educates and informs viewers about our region and the gifted individuals who call this region home, but it also gives these individuals the opportunity to increase their exposure. Through Postcards and the stories told to our public television and online viewers, this exposure provides many of the artists and regions featured in the Postcards series with expansive economic development opportunities.

Postcards travels across western Minnesota exploring its rich and diverse arts, history and cultural heritage. Postcards has given Pioneer the unique opportunity to tell the stories of many historical and cultural aspects of Minnesota, archiving stories that may one day be lost if they are left untold.

Keep watching Pioneer Public Television for new destinations on Postcards: every Sunday at 7:00 p.m., with rebroadcasts Monday at 12:30 p.m. and Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 6
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Broadcast 20 Postcards episodes, each repeated a minimum two times. Tracking of web hits and downloads. Content review by Community Advisory Board.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This was the third season of the series highlighting the art, history and cultural heritage of western Minnesota. For FY 2012, Pioneer increased the number of episodes from 13 to 20. Episodes aired on Pioneer's primary channel starting in early 2012, and were later posted on the station's website.

Description of Funds
Salaries/Benefits $134,709; Contracted Services $33,700; Equipment $75,500; Supplies $3000; Advertising $8000; Travel $6500
Recipient Board Members
Community Advisory Board: Mary Ellen Mattson, Chuck Myrbach, Mary Jo Forbord, Craig Wilkening, Julie Rath, Cindy Bigger, Carl Colwell, Dave Fleugel, Jim Thoreen, Mark Olson
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Pioneer Public Television
Street Address
120 W Schlieman Ave
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155