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SIGNAL

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 - August 2015
APTS, PBS and CPB Host Spectrum Communications Webinar; APTS Requests Feedback From August Recess Meetings; Attention Given to Spectrum Auction at Recent Congressional Hearings; Mark Samels, Executive Producer of American Experience, to Headline Leadership Council Call; FCC Adopts Spectrum Incentive Auction Procedures; Next Grant Center Webinar on Emerging Trends in Early Education; APTS Associate Member Spotlight: Schwartz, Woods & Miller.
THE SIGNAL - July 2015
TVNewsCheck Interview Details Patrick Butler's Positive Outlook for Public Television; Public Safety Webinar Recording and Slides Available Now; Public Safety Toolkit; House and Senate Action on the Reauthorization of ESEA; APTS Commends the U.S. Senate for Passing the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015; APTS Requests that Stations Schedule Meetings with their Members of Congress during the August Recess; FCC Sets Tentative Date for Incentive Auction; FCC Channel Sharing Webinar Rescheduled for August 13, 2015; APTS, CPB and PBS Anti-Collusion Rule and Antitru
THE SIGNAL - June 2015
APTS Membership Renewal; CPB Compliance Webinar and Review; Funding Update; ESEA Markup; Fourth of July Recess: Model Channel Sharing Agreement; Grant Center Webinar and PMDMC Sessions; Protect My Public Media Update.
THE SIGNAL - May 2015
APTS Hosts Webinar on Station Compliance with CPB Requirements; Appropriations Update; House and Senate Fourth of July Recess; CQ Roll Call to Headline Leadership Council Call; FCC Licensing Deadline is May 29, 2015; FCC suspends TV Translator Conversion Deadline; PM2 #ItsABeautifulDay Campaign; Subscribe to the Grant Center Today; APTS Associate Member Spotlight: HITN
THE SIGNAL - April 2015
Ready To Learn Authorization Included in HELP Committee Markup of ESEA; The House and Senate Appoint Budget Conferees; House and Senate Memorial Day Recess; Incentive Auction Task Force Announces Broadcaster Information Sessions in Florida, Northeast, Texas and Midwest
THE SIGNAL - March 2015
The House and Senate Pass Budget Resolutions; Public Broadcasting "Dear Colleague" Appropriations Letters; Leadership Council Webinar on Public Broadcasting 101; Protect My Public Media Reaches Out to Advocates about the House Budget
THE SIGNAL - January 2015
APTS Restructures Staff and Promotes Kate Riley to VP, Government and Public Affairs; 2015 Summit Updates; The 114th Congress Convened January 6, 2015;
THE SIGNAL - December 2014
The 2015 Public Media Summit; New Political Landscape Station Webinar Recording and Slides Available; FY 2015 Funding Update; Nominate a Lay Leader to the Leadership Council Today; FCC Adopts Incentive Auction Comment PN
THE SIGNAL - November 2014
Early Registration Rates Ending Nov. 30 for The Summit, New Political Landscape Station Webinar, Patrick Butler speaks at APT Fall Marketplace 2014, Midterm Election Results
THE SIGNAL - October 2014
Register Now for The 2015 Public Media Summit; Patrick Butler's Speech at NETA Conference 2014; Two Channel Sharing Webinars; APTS Signs Letters in Support of ARPA-ED Funding; October Recess Meetings; Next Leadership Council Call To Feature Sara Just, Executive Producer of the PBS NewsHour

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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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