OKLAHOMA CITY - A $1 million donation from the Richison Family Foundation - established by Paycom’s founder and CEO, Chad Richison - has been made to Friends of OETA Inc.
The donation is to benefit the mission of The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, which is to provide essential educational content and services that inform, inspire and connect Oklahomans to ideas and information that enrich their quality of life, according to a news release.
“We know that OETA is valued by Oklahomans from our ratings—as we are consistently the highest rated PBS station in the country. However, Mr. Richison’s gift affirms the fact that OETA provides an essential function in Oklahoma and is valued by its viewers. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Mr. Richison and all of those at the Richison Family Foundation for supporting OETA and our mission,” OETA Executive Director Polly Anderson said in a statement.
With OETA's statewide network of four full power transmitters and 14 low-power translators, more than 2 million viewers tune into OETA on a weekly basis making it America's most-watched Public Broadcasting Service network, according to the news release. OETA reaches all 77 counties in Oklahoma.