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Reported Trump Budget Cuts
A recent article reports that cuts to public media could be in President-elect Trump's draft budget.
Start Preparing for Your Summit Meetings
Check out the local leave-behind template and the sample meeting request letter.
APTS Webinar: Outlook for the New Washington
Register now and join us on December 7, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. to learn what to expect next year.
APTS and PBS Webinar on the Renewed NCTA Agreement and Carriage of the PBS KIDS Channel
On Thursday, September 15, 2016, APTS and PBS held a webinar on the renewed NCTA Agreement and carriage of the PBS KIDS channel.
APTS State Funding Update - New Tools to Increase your State Funding
Our recap of state FY 2017 public media funding and effective resources for FY 2018.
Spectrum Auction Communications Materials
In light of the March 29, 2016 deadline for stations to make a binding commitment to relinquish spectrum rights in the spectrum auction if the station's bid is accepted, we want to make sure you have the most recent communications documents to assist you.
Public Safety Toolkit
During a recent call of the APTS Public Safety Coalition, a discussion was held about how stations can begin providing or enhance existing public safety services for their communities. Below are useful tools to begin this important work.
Help Us Maximize Our Success On Capitol Hill
Memo to General Managers and Congressional Liaisons about helping APTS maximize success on Capitol Hill
2013 Public Media Summit Congressional Meetings
As the 2013 Public Media Summit approaches, I strongly encourage you to submit your formal requests now to set up meetings with your federal lawmakers while you are in Washington, DC in February.
APTS Member Station Call on Wednesday, November 30
APTS invited member stations to join us for a discussion led by Patrick Butler, APTS President & CEO, to discuss the implications for public broadcasting’s federal funding.

Latest News

Variety Article Details Deep Cuts to CPB Expected by President Trump

APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler explains what how public broadcasting stations will preserve federal funding cuts to local stations.
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NBC News Article Explains How Cuts To Public Broadcasting Funding Will Affect Local Workers and Stations

This NBC News article explains how eliminating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) would have a far-reaching effect on public television and radio stations across the country.
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - December 2016

Register Today for the APTS 2017 Public Media Summit; Patrick Butler Essay on the New Washington Published in Current; Technology Coalition Webinar on New Broadcast Standard Available Now; ESSA Family Engagement Plan Memo Available to Stations
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THE SIGNAL - October 2016

The 2017 Public Media Summit Registration is Now Open; APTS and DHS Enter Agreement to Promote Datacasting in this edition of The Signal.
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