“Inspire Nebraska” capital campaign raises $25 million

Posted: July 9, 2012

The NET Foundations for Television and Radio have exceeded a five-year, $25 million capital goal for their “Inspire Nebraska” campaign. “It was a major-giving campaign, but members grew tremendously,” said foundations Executive Director Jeff Beckman. “And, even more important, we … Continue reading

Why don’t more stations adopt ‘sustainer’ ways?

Posted: July 9, 2012

Public radio stations have widely adopted sustaining-member programs over the last several years. Because of this, one might assume that a significant number of sustainers contribute to public radio every month. However, the reality for most public radio stations is quite the opposite. Continue reading

Ten stations below CPB grants criteria

Posted: July 9, 2012

At least 10 public television stations could be at risk of losing vital CPB community service grants this fiscal year and next because they have not raised the required minimum of $800,000 in nonfederal financial support. Continue reading

Seeking the next $100 million

Posted: July 9, 2012

A review of public stations’ financial data over the past 15 years shows that, despite their widely divergent revenue trajectories, public radio and television have both made great progress in implementing structural and cultural changes needed to pursue new revenues. Continue reading

If CPB is defunded, 130 stations ‘at high risk’

Posted: June 25, 2012

What if Congress stopped allocating federal aid to pubcasting? The latest bleak financial analysis from CPB, released last week, adds some specifics about how service would be affected in dozens of congressional districts across the land. Fifty-four public TV licensees … Continue reading

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