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

R.I., N.H. go indie as state funding ends

Posted: July 9, 2012

Two New England public television stations are moving to sever their ties to state and university licensees, cutting loose to become community-based nonprofits as they adapt to new business models and learn to live without state subsidies. 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

Association of Public Radio Engineers Awards

Posted: July 9, 2012

Mike Starling received the Meritorious Service Award for spearheading technological innovation within NPR and at its stations. Starling, executive director of the Technology Research Center and NPR Labs, was cited for innovations including multicasting on HD Radio channels to public-service … Continue reading

Jim Packard, announcer of Whad’Ya Know?

Posted: July 9, 2012

Jim Packard, longtime announcer on public radio’s Whad’Ya Know?, died June 18 at a New York City hospital. He was 70. Michael Feldman, host of the national comedy quiz show produced by Wisconsin Public Radio, itold the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel … Continue reading

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