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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 - November 2012
APTS activities for the month of November on behalf of its member stations: Early Registration for the 2013 Public Media Summit Ends This Friday, November 30, APTS Member Station Post-Election Analysis Webinar on December 10, APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Speaks at The APT Fall Marketplace, APTS Communications Director Stacey Karp is a Finalist for the PR News Award for PR Professional of the Year – Nonprofit, and more.
THE SIGNAL - October 2012
APTS activities for the month of October on behalf of its member stations: Registration Now Open For The 2013 Public Media Summit, APTS Responds to Governor Romney’s Comment on Federal Funding for PBS, Patrick Butler Op-Ed in the U.S. News & World Report, APTS Leadership Council Members Write Op-Eds, and more.
THE SIGNAL - September 2012
APTS activities for the month of September on behalf of its member stations: Registration to open soon for The 2013 Public Media Summit, Spectrum Incentive Auctions, Channel Sharing and Repacking Update, The Senate Passes a CR, and more.
THE SIGNAL - August 2012
APTS activities for the month of August on behalf of its member stations: The 2013 Public Media Summit, Sit-Month CR Update, Summer Recess, Best Practices Guide and more.
THE SIGNAL - July 2012
APTS activities for the month of July on behalf of its member stations: House Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee Severely Cuts Funding For Public Broadcasting, New 170 Million Americans Video Featuring Ken Burns Coming To Partner Stations Soon, Reminder: APTS Membership For FY 2013
THE SIGNAL - June 2012
APTS activities for the month of May on behalf of its member stations: Save The Date for the 2013 Public Media Summit – February 24-26, 2013, APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Visits NET, CPB Submitted Its Report on Alternative Sources of Funding for Public Broadcasting Stations
THE SIGNAL - May 2012
APTS activities for the month of May on behalf of its member stations: APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler speaks at the Media Institute Luncheon, APTS EVP, General Counsel and COO Lonna Thompson Speaks at FCC Panel about channel sharing.
THE SIGNAL - April 2012
APTS activities for the month of April on behalf of its member stations: Annual Membership Meeting, Pat Butler's Interview on WCTS, Appropriations Update, Spectrum Update, National EAS Test Results Filing and m
THE SIGNAL - March 2012
APTS activities for the month of March on behalf of its member stations: View Summit presentations, Summit Awards, Pat Butler's Speech, Appropriations Update, Spectrum Update, Regulatory Filings and more.
THE SIGNAL - January 2012
APTS activities for the month of January on behalf of its member stations: The Summit Update, APTS board welcomes Dr. Gose, Patrick Butler speaks in Chatanooga, FY12 Approps Update, Spectrum Update

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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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