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Post-Spectrum Auction Planning and Communications
On Thursday April 13, 2017, the FCC released the results of the spectrum incentive auction and repacking process.
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.

Latest News

New Research Finds Strong Support for Public Television as a Resource For Educating Children and Underserved Populations about Responding to Emergencies

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, APTS and Eagle Hill Consulting released a statement on a recent study showing strong support for the public safety services provided by public television.
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America's Public Television Stations Commends FCC For Adopting Orders Recognizing NCE Distinction and Deciding Years-Long Proceedings

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the FCC adopted orders regarding NCE third-party fundraising and "ownership" reporting forms.
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - March 2017

President Trump's Budget Proposal Zeros Out CPB Funding; Protect My Public Media's Petition & New Action; "Dear Colleague" House Letter Deadline Tomorrow; FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Renominated for a Second Term
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THE SIGNAL - January 2017

Register For The Summit Today; Register for the APTS Webinar: Preparing for Capitol Hill Meetings; APTS Webinar: Compliance with CPB Requirements; Appropriations Update; House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Introduces Bill to Roll Back "Ownership" Reporting Rules
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