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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 - October 2013
The 2014 Summit Registration Opens, Thank You APTS Members, Federal Government Re-Opens and Debt Default Averted, Senate Confirms Tom wheeler and Michael O'Rielly to the FCC, and morepacking Plan Webinar, APTS Membership Renewal, Funding Update, and more.
THE SIGNAL - September 2013
APTS Spectrum Auction and Repacking Plan Webinar, APTS Membership Renewal, Funding Update, and more.
THE SIGNAL - August 2013
APTS Spectrum Handbook, August Station Visit with Member of Congress, APTS Membership Renewal, Protect My Public Media and more.
THE SIGNAL - July 2013
Protect My Public Media Campaign Has Launched, Patrick Butler and Lonna Thompson Speak at NETA Summer Board Meeting, August Recess Station Visits and Engagement Opportunities, Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Update, House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Update, Protect My Public Media’s First Featured Campaign, Rural Digital Program Funded in the Committee Approved Senate Appropriations Bill, FY 2014 Funding Update for the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program, Ready To Compete Introduced in the House, Elementary and Secondary Education Act Passed in the House, Ho
THE SIGNAL - June 2013
170 Million Americans to Rebrand Campaign, APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Speaks on Washington Post Live Panel About Spectrum, APTS Membership Renewal/NAB Membership, Special Promotion For APTS Members From Chase Paymentech
THE SIGNAL - May 2013
170 Million Americans To Rebrand Campaign, APTS Requests Waiver from FCC to Support Oklahoma Tornado Victims, Appropriations Process Begins in the House
THE SIGNAL - April 2013
APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Featured Guest on C-SPAN’s The Communicators, Listen to the April 11 APTS Member Station Conference Call, Senate Commerce Committee Holds First FCC Oversight Hearing, Budget Resolutions Update
THE SIGNAL - March 2013
APTS activities for the month of March on behalf of its member stations: Thank You For Attending The 2013 Public Media Summit, Please Fill Out The Public Media Summit Survey, Please Submit Your Summit Debrief Forms
THE SIGNAL - January 2013
APTS activities for the month of January on behalf of its member stations: Regular Registration Rate Available Until January 31 for The 2013 Public Media Summit, Schedule Your Congressional Meetings During The Summit, Ballots Due for the APTS Board Elections, Senator Tom Harkin Retires , Congress Passes Deal to Address Fiscal Cliff, Sequestration Delayed Two-Months
THE SIGNAL - December 2012
THE SIGNAL is a monthly newsletter of activities from APTS, reporting on our service to public television stations nationwide.

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.
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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