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THE SIGNAL is amonthly newsletter detailing the numerous activities APTS conducts on behalf of its member stations. THE SIGNAL, a member-only publication, is a brief snapshot of the latest issues or undertakings in the public broadcasting community.

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
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
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
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.
THE SIGNAL - September 2016
National League of Cities Posts APTS Blog on Public Safety; APTS Webinars Available Online Now; APTS/CPB/PBS Spectrum Communications Webinar; Article Details Datacasting Efforts of Houston Public Media, Houston Police and DHS; Appropriations Update: Congress Aims for Short Term CR; State Funding Resource Update Released for Member StationsSenate Commerce Committee Holds FCC Oversight Hearing; Fall Recess Is A Perfect Time To Meet with Members of Congress; Leadership Council Call with Bill Isler of the Fred Rogers Company This Thursday; FCC National EAS Test Today, Wednesday, September 28; FCC
THE SIGNAL - August 2016
APTS Public Safety Webinar; Former Ohio Congressman and APTS Consultant Steve LaTourette Passes Away; Appropriations Update; Summer and Fall Recess Meeting with Members of Congress; Nominate a Lay Leader to the Leadership Council Today; FCC National EAS Test Set for September 28; APTS/NPR National EAS Test Webinar; Become a member of the Grant Center; APTS Associate Member Spotlight: Schwartz, Woods & Miller
THE SIGNAL - July 2016
Congressional Engagement Webinar This Thursday, July 28; Republican Vice Presidential Pick is a Supporter of Public Media; APTS Membership Renewal
THE SIGNAL - June 2016
APTS Membership Renewal; Appropriations Update; Public Television Datacasting Highlighted at DHS Science and Technology First Responder Technology Hill Demo; Congressional Summer Recesses
THE SIGNAL - May 2016
Article and Video Explaining New Broadcast Standard ATSC 3.0; New Resource Available: The Case for Public Investment in Public Media; APTS Welcomes Andrew Luckett to the Legislative and Communications Team; House and Senate Make Progress on Appropriations Bills; House Appropriations Committee Directs the FCC to Address the Needs of Translator Dependent Stations; House Passes the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act and FCC Reform Bill; National Journal Political Editor to Headline Leadership Council Call; Protect My Public Media Hosts "It's A Beautiful Day" Advocacy Day; FCC Seeks Com
THE SIGNAL - April 2016
APTS Presents Senator Robert Casey with Champion of Public Broadcasting Award; National Friends of Public Broadcasting, APTS, CPB and Protect My Public Media Celebrate National Volunteer Week; House and Senate Appropriations Committees Begin Full Committee Mark-Ups; Bipartisan Pre-K Caucus Formed in Congress; The President Signs the IPAWS Modernization Act into Law; Senate Passes Legislation Which Improves Process for Filming on Public Lands; House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Marked-up the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act

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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 - 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
The Signal
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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