From Massachusetts Ave. to NoMa

Posted: April 15, 2013

After five years of planning and construction, NPR marked the next phase in its evolution as a national news organization with the April 13 broadcast of Weekend Edition Saturday, the first to originate from its $201 million flagship headquarters. Continue reading

Benefits to multicasting pledge: new and lapsed donors respond

Posted: April 11, 2013

After 16 months on the air, WQED-TV’s all-pledge multicast Showcase channel is steadily bringing in donations of around $16,000 a month for the Pittsburgh station. That may not sound that impressive, considering WQED receives an average of $16,675 from airing just one day of pledge programming on its primary broadcast signal. But WQED officials say the revenues, and the benefits, are adding up. Continue reading

Few ‘Magic Moments’ in March pledge

Posted: April 5, 2013

Pledge results reported by public TV stations from recently concluded on-air fundraisers were down 20 percent to 25 percent from the March 2012 drive, according to Kristen Kuebler, director of station research for Arizona-based TRAC Media. For most stations, the … Continue reading

PRPD offers new round of trainings

Posted: April 2, 2013

The Public Radio Program Directors Association will expand its training programs for stations this year and continue its Sense of Place studies of local audiences, with funding from NPR and the Millstream Fund. PRPD will offer three workshops based on … Continue reading

Looming sequestration cuts complicate CSG payments

Posted: February 25, 2013

With the increasing likelihood that budget cuts once thought to be too big to take effect will slash spending across the federal government March 1, CPB is planning how to handle its payments to stations in the event that its $445 million 2013 appropriation is altered again. Continue reading

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