The William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee, and the Commerce Bancshares Foundation has awarded Smoky Hills Public Television $10,000 in grants to support the network's video server replacement project.

The network serves 71 counties in central and western Kansas.

“We cannot thank the William T. Kemper Foundation and Commerce Bancshares Foundation enough for their show of support for Smoky Hills Public Television,” said SHPTV’s General Manager Larry Calvery in a press release. “With a new server we can continue to bring local productions to our viewers, close to home programming that is important to them. The funds from the William T. Kemper Foundation and Commerce Bancshares Foundation help us to continue our mission of providing quality programming and educational resources to all of Western Kansas.”