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sustaining program

a radio or television program without a commercial sponsor.
Origin of sustaining program
1930-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Plants and vegetables are grown and sold to staff providing a self-sustaining program.
  • These drawbacks are offset by public support for a self-sustaining program and freedom from worry about sources of future funding.
  • The facility is evolving into a self-sustaining program.
British Dictionary definitions for sustaining program

sustaining program

(US & Canadian) a television or radio programme promoted by the broadcasting network or station itself and not by a commercial sponsor
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