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MEMBER STATION CORRESPONDENCE

Congressional Visits with Stations during the August Recess
Memo to APTS member stations about August recess of the House of Representatives and the Senate, which will begin in six weeks.
NTIA Releases Additional $28.2 Million to Public Television for WARN Project
This second round of NTIA funding will be used to supply eligible local public television stations with equipment mandated by the WARN Act.
Public Television Advocacy Campaign –Memorial Day through Labor Day
May 27, 2011: As congressional leaders address the federal government’s pressing fiscal issues, the public television community must continue to make the strong case for our funding.
APTS Survey for FY2012 State Case Sheets
APTS requests that every local public television station takes a few moments to respond to an online survey that we are conducting to gather information that we can use in preparing State Case Statements for use on the Hill.
Joint APTS, NPR and PBS Advocacy Memo to Stations
Memo to public broadcasting stations on the status of federal funding.
Archive of the February 18 Public Media Association Conference Call
On Friday, February 11 the Public Media Association hosted a conference call with stations to discuss the continuing resolution expected to be passed by the House that would eliminate all federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Archive of February 11 Joint APTS and NPR Station Conference Call
On Friday, February 11 the Association of Public Television Stations and NPR jointly hosted a conference call with stations to discuss the continuing resolution (CR) that House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY), was expected to introduce late Friday.
Archive of February 9 Conference Call
On Wednesday, February 9, the Association of Public Television Stations hosted a conference call with stations to discuss ramping-up public broadcasting’s congressional engagement in advance of anticipated House votes the week of February 14 to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting.
Archive of APTS Station Conference Call on Thursday, February 3, 2011
Congressional Engagement in Advance of Anticipated House Debate and Votes on Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting.
Slate of Candidates for APTS Board Elections for the Class of 2014
APTS is pleased to report the results of the APTS Board Nominating Committee’s work for the upcoming Board of Trustee elections.

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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 - 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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