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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.
Call for Nominations for the APTS Board of Trustees
The APTS Board Nominating Committee seeks the assistance of our members in identifying potential “lay” and “professional” candidates to stand for election to three-year terms on the APTS Board of Trustees beginning in February 2012.
Station Conference Call with APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler on August 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
As the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) begins our new fiscal year, we invite stations to join us for a discussion with Patrick Butler, APTS President & CEO.
DEADLINE: October 1 for Satellite Receipt of Station Carriage Election Letters
All television stations are required to request satellite carriage prior to each three year election cycle.
APTS Member Station & Leadership Council Member Conference Call
APTS will host a call for member stations on best practices for scheduling and conducting meetings with Members of Congress.

Latest News

APTS Commends The Senate Appropriations Committee For Providing Significant Funding For Public Broadcasting

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler issued the following statement today commending the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for providing significant funding for public broadcasting.
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APTS Urges More Funds For Spectrum Repack

APTS president and CEO Patrick Butler today urged Congress to approve an additional $400 million to help broadcasters repack their channels following the recently concluded spectrum auction.
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The Signal

THE SIGNAL - August 2017

Senate Provides Significant Public Broadcasting Funding This Week; APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Testifies on Repack Funds; Amendment to Cut Federal Funding to CPB Filed and Withdrawn; Grassroots Engagement Critical; Send August Recess Meetings Reports; Upcoming Deadline for Satellite Carriage Election Requests
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THE SIGNAL - July 2017

Appropriations Update; House Budget Bill Slightly Softens Public Broadcasting Reference; Leadership Council Webinar Recording Now Available; August Recess Engagement Critical; House Subcommittee On Communications And Technology Holds FCC Oversight Hearing: APTS Files Ex Parte Opposing Microsoft's White Spaces Proposal; and more.
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