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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 - September 2014
Registration for the 2015 Public Media Summit to Open on October 1, 2014; Congress Passes Short-Term CR and Adjourns to Campaign; October Recess Meetings; Senate Commerce Committee Passes Satellite Legislation; American Graduate Day
THE SIGNAL - August 2014
Save The Date For The 2015 Public Media Summit; APTS Welcomes Will Glasscock Back to the APTS Legislative Team; Federal Funding Update; August Recess Meetings
THE SIGNAL - July 2014
Spectrum Webinar Recording Available, Public Broadcasting Funding Included in the Senate Labor-H Approps Subcommittee Bill, Ken Burns to Headline July’s Leadership Council Call, APTS, CPB and PBS Comment on Proposed U.S. Dept. of Ed. Priorities, House Passes STELA Reauthorization, APTS Encourages Stations to Schedule their August Recess Meetings Immediately, Design A Tote Bag Contest, and more.
THE SIGNAL - June 2014
APTS in The News; Save The Date For The Next Spectrum Webinar; APTS FY 2015 Membership Renewal; Public Broadcasting Funded in Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee Bill and more.
THE SIGNAL - May 2014
APTS Webinar on Spectrum, Public Safety and Education; Protect My Public Media Holds Webinar Focused on Social Media; APTS Membership Renewal; FY 2015 Appropriations Update; House Education and the Workforce Committee Membership Changes; STELA Reauthorization Update; Shawn Halford, Senior Director, Programming and Scheduling for PBS to Headline This Month’s Leadership Council Call; The FCC Adopts Broadcast Incentive Auction Rules; FCC Chair Testifies at House Energy and Commerce Hearing; Joint Comments of the Public Television Coalition Filed With The Copyright Office
THE SIGNAL - April 2014
Protect My Public Media Wins Two Communicator Awards; Protect My Public Media Asks You To Put On Your Mister Rogers Sweater; Save The Date For The 2015 Public Media Summit; House Passes FY 2015 Budget; FY 2015 Appropriations Process Update; STELA Reauthorization Update; Register For This Thursday’s Leadership Council Call; APTS Member Station KLCS and Commercial Station KJLA Release Their Channel Sharing Pilot Project Report; The FCC’s Spectrum Auction and Repacking Proceeding
THE SIGNAL - March 2014
Call Your Members of Congress to Sign onto Public Broadcasting “Dear Colleague” Letters; NY Times Article on The Tide Turning For Public Television Funding Featuring APTS; Associations Now Article Features APTS’s Persistent Work on Funding For Public Television; Summit Presentations and Photos Now Available on the APTS Website; Please Submit Your Summit Meeting Summaries; Please Fill Out The Public Media Summit Survey; Are You At Risk? Walterry Insurance Brokers Can Help; President’s Budget Provides $445 million for CPB in FY 2017
THE SIGNAL - January 2014
First U.S. Spectrum Channel Sharing Pilot Project Announced; Regular Registration Rates for The 2014 Summit End This Friday, January 31; APTS Member Station Webinar: An Overview on The Future of Media; Digital Learning Day 2014; RFP Open for Stations Interested in Becoming Ready To Learn Transmedia Demonstration Stations
THE SIGNAL - December 2013
The 2014 Summit, APTS Webinar on FCC Chairman Wheeler, APTS Applaudes CPB Grantees, Budget Deal Reached and more.
THE SIGNAL - November 2013
Register for The 2014 Public Media Summit, APS Spectrum Webinar, APTS Board Elections, Patrick Butler's APTS Fall Marketplace Speech and more.

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 - 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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