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PBS Hawaii receives $275,000 in grants


PBS Hawaii has announced it has received capital campaign grants from three foundations to support the station’s first-ever new building campaign.

The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation has pledged $150,000; Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation gave $75,000; and Cooke Foundation has donated $50,000.

“We are grateful for the support of these foundations in helping Hawaii’s only public television station provide a gathering place for civil discourse, storytelling and student excellence,” said PBS Hawaii Board of Directors Chair Robbie Alm. “We’re more than halfway toward our goal of realizing $30 million in capital funding for a new home fronting Nimitz Highway.”

PBS Hawaii’s new facility will be built at 315 Sand Island Access Road.Relocation is anticipated in 2014. The public media organization is on an interim lease with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Its current location on Dole Street is undergoing restoration following a mid-November fire that disabled the television studio.

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