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.

To Participate or Not: The Spectrum Auction

To Participate or Not: The Spectrum Auction

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015

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 […]

Colorado Public Radio Acquires 102.3 FM for OpenAir New Music

Colorado Public Radio Acquires 102.3 FM for OpenAir New Music

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015

Public Media Company represented Colorado Public Radio (CPR) in a $5.75 million transaction to purchase 102.3 FM. This new FM stereo station enables CPR to significantly improve OpenAir’s coverage across the Front Range. Much to the delight of music lovers, CPR’s local, national and international new music program, OpenAir, will be simulcast on 102.3 FM […]

Santa Barbara’s KDB Classical to Become a Public Radio Station

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

Santa Barbara Foundation is selling KDB 93.7 FM to KCRW, a leading National Public Radio affiliate. KCRW will then swap KDB for KUSC’s 88.7 signal. KUSC will continue the great tradition of classical music on 93.7, while KCRW will be able to offer its hybrid format of music genres, news and cultural programming to the […]

PRC Assists Santa Barbara Foundation in Search for New KDB Operator

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013

When the Santa Barbara Foundation decided to find a new operator for their classical station KDB 93.7 FM, they turned to Public Radio Capital (PRC) for guidance. PRC is currently assisting the Foundation in selecting an operator who will preserve the classical music format and has the financial capability and business experience to run the […]

Fund Borrower WDDE Celebrates First Year On-Air

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

When Delaware First Media, an online news service, decided to launch their first radio station they turned to the Public Radio Fund for start-up assistance in funding equipment and staffing needs. With a $105,000 acquisition loan from the Fund, Delaware First Media launched WDDE, broadcasting NPR and local news service to a coverage area of […]