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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
VuHaus Unveiled as Brand Name for Public Media’s New Music Discovery Video Platform – Mark Abuzzahab Joins VuHaus as Program Director
Boulder, CO (March 5, 2015) – “VuHaus” is unveiled as the brand name for a new, non-profit video collaboration of public radio’s leading music discovery stations. Known by the code name “Music X” since it was announced in May 2014, VuHaus (“view house”) is a collaboration of founding stations WFUV/New York, KCRW/Los Angeles, WXPN/Philadelphia, KUTX/Austin, […]
Even before the FCC raised $45 billion in the recent wireless Spectrum Auction, Public Broadcasting was in agreement – the upcoming television FCC Spectrum Auction will change the world of Public Television as we know it. Public Media Company (PMC) sees the Auction as, potentially, the most significant opportunity to positively transform the public television […]