Mission: aid at-risk stations to prevent loss of spectrum

Posted: October 17, 2011

Should preserving noncommercial television licenses be the top priority for public broadcasters, or should financially unstable public TV stations be sold, become unstaffed repeaters or allowed to die off to right-size an extensive system of stations? Independent Public Media says: … Continue reading

Opening doors to region’s inner policy circles

Posted: October 17, 2011

The Great Lakes, formed by melting glaciers 10,000 years ago, were ready last week for their close-up. Detroit Public Television, seizing an opportunity that comes about as often as a planetary alignment, televised 25 hours of speeches, conferences, workshops and … Continue reading

Knell: familiar with dynamics

Posted: October 17, 2011

NPR’s next president already knows how a strong production house can continue to work with pubcasting stations — and also expand its reach with non-broadcast distribution partners. For nearly 12 years Gary Knell has managed one of PBS’s prize program … Continue reading

Salt Lake news station back in jeopardy

Posted: October 17, 2011

KCPW in Salt Lake City is less than two weeks from a loan default that could put it off the air. The new nonprofit licensee celebrated its purchase of KCPW frequency to maintain the news/talk station in 2008, but it’s … Continue reading

New channel in Pittsburgh: All-pledge, all the time

Posted: October 3, 2011

WQED has come up with an idea that initially might make some public broadcasters cringe: an entire multichannel fully devoted to fundraising. Yes, all pledge shows, running 24/7. That’s exactly what WQED Showcase will be. The Pittsburgh station will debut … Continue reading

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