Public television spectrum valued at up to $6.8 billion in FCC auction

Public television spectrum valued at up to $6.8 billion in FCC auction

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

A recently completed computer simulation commissioned by Public Media Company from CRA International Inc. predicts that television spectrum held by public TV stations could be valued at as much as $6.8 billion in the FCC auction taking place this year. Actual outcomes of the auction will vary based upon which stations participate, as well as […]

Music Project VuHaus led by Public Media Company expands

Music Project VuHaus led by Public Media Company expands

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016

VuHaus, a music video collaboration conceived and launched in partnership with five leading public radio stations, was featured on Current.org highlighting the progress of the past nine months and announcing the next grant for the project. VuHaus is a new form of cross-station collaboration that’s attracting younger audiences to public media and solidifying the stations […]

Chicago Public Media Purchases WKCC and Preserves Public Radio for Kankakee and Surrounding Region

Chicago Public Media Purchases WKCC and Preserves Public Radio for Kankakee and Surrounding Region

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015

CHICAGO-Chicago Public Media and WKCC, Kankakee Community College’s public radio station, are excited to announce a sales agreement and transfer of ownership for the WKCC 91.1 FM broadcast license. The sale comes more than five months after WKCC announced that due to budget constraints it would cease operations in December. This fall, Chicago Public Media […]

New Tool for Public Television Stations to Assess Outcome of FCC Spectrum Auction

New Tool for Public Television Stations to Assess Outcome of FCC Spectrum Auction

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

Boulder, Colo. (November 23) — Public Media Company (PMC) announced today that it is working with consultants at CRA International, Inc. d/b/a Charles River Associates (CRA), a leading global consulting firm, to conduct nationwide simulations of the FCC Reverse Incentive Spectrum Auction that will help public television stations choose options that will best serve their […]

KUSP-FM Format Change Boosts Cultural Programming in Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay, California

KUSP-FM Format Change Boosts Cultural Programming in Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay, California

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015

PMC recently led the KUSP board, staff and community members in a series of discussions about the feasibility of its current format, and recommended a format change to an independent music “music discovery” format. An on-air fund drive conducted in October 2015 to support the format change raised more than $82,000, exceeding the goal.

Historic Merger Finalized for South Florida PBS

Historic Merger Finalized for South Florida PBS

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015

“Throughout the merger process, we have been honored by the support of our communities in creating a joint organization that can dramatically increase the level of public media service to South Florida,” said WPBT2 President/CEO Dolores Sukhdeo, who will serve as CEO of South Florida PBS. “As the largest public media company in South Florida, we will be using all media platforms to achieve our goal of involving and serving all the people of this region. Truly, this is a new beginning with a solid foundation and an exciting future.”

Public Radio Station WNTI/Hackettstown, NJ is Purchased by Philadelphia Public Radio Station WXPN

Public Radio Station WNTI/Hackettstown, NJ is Purchased by Philadelphia Public Radio Station WXPN

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

Centenary College of Hackettstown, New Jersey and Philadelphia public radio station WXPN 88.5, owned by the University of Pennsylvania, jointly announced a sales agreement and transfer of ownership for the broadcasting license of WNTI 91.9 FM, the public radio station owned by Centenary College, to WXPN. WXPN’s award-winning music programming will be broadcast on WNTI starting at noon ET on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Channel X Launches New Feature to Spur Video Collaboration in Public Media

Channel X Launches New Feature to Spur Video Collaboration in Public Media

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015

Boulder, CO (September 29, 2015) – Channel X debuts a game-changing new technology feature today to drive more video sharing across public media. The feature, called Media Asset Collections, allows stations and producers to license packages of single videos and related media assets, such as background video, photos, scripts and audio files.

VuHaus Launches Today – Come in. See the Music.

VuHaus Launches Today – Come in. See the Music.

Posted by on May 13, 2015

“You really just need to browse the VuHaus site and see the quality of the videos for yourself to understand why so many people have been waiting with anticipation for this launch,” comments Erik Langner, President of VuHaus and Managing Director of Public Media Company (PMC). “For more than a year, PMC has been working with the best music stations in the country to build this new music experience – a way to share exciting local and emerging artist music discoveries with music lovers everywhere.”

Alison Scholly Joins Public Media Company as Channel X Executive Director

Alison Scholly Joins Public Media Company as Channel X Executive Director

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015

Boulder, CO (April 1) – Public Media Company (PMC) is proud to announce that Alison Scholly will be Executive Director of Channel X. As former COO of Chicago Public Media, WBEZ in Chicago, and digital media executive for the Chicago Tribune, Scholly joins PMC as a renowned public media leader with a passion for innovative growth and a track record of success. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Alison on board to lead Channel X. In addition to her clear vision for public media’s digital future, she has a management style that drives collaboration,” comments PMC Managing Director Erik Langner.