CPB appropriation arrives despite federal shutdown

Posted: October 8, 2013

Public broadcasting’s federal subsidies were not caught up in the political stalemate that forced closure of the federal government Oct. 1. The U.S. Treasury delivered CPB’s $445 million fiscal 2014 appropriation that same day, as scheduled, while political leaders in … Continue reading

CPB finds pubTV stations committed to keeping spectrum

Posted: September 25, 2013

Anxiety among public TV executives about channel repacking after spectrum auctions outweighs their enthusiasm for selling bandwidth, CPB s.v.p. Mark Erstling told corporation directors during their Sept. 17 board meeting in Washington, D.C. CPB has commissioned Booz & Co. to … Continue reading

FCC approves transfer of KSPS to Friends organization

Posted: September 25, 2013

The Friends of KSPS, the nonprofit fundraising arm of KSPS-TV, has taken over as licensee of the Spokane, Wash., pubcaster from the local school district. The FCC approved the transfer, which includes the broadcast license, transmitter, tower and equipment. It … Continue reading

Localism emphasis poses risk

Posted: September 17, 2013

Of all the complex and potentially fateful decisions faced by public radio program directors as they navigate the emergence of multiplatform distribution, one of the most significant is the drive to “go local” and produce more local programs, especially news … Continue reading