Alison Scholly Joins Public Media Company as Channel X Executive Director

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, and KTBG/Kansas City. The stations have joined together to build

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Channel X Receives $250,000 From the Knight Foundation

PMC is pleased to share that it has received additional funding for Channel X, its online marketplace where public TV and radio broadcasters can license content geared toward younger audiences. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced funding for Channel X and two other projects aimed at helping public media organizations create new ways to engage with audiences, develop diverse revenue streams and discover new content.

PMC Presents Plans for the Public Media Database at PMDMC

This week Public Media Company’s Managing Director Erik Langner and Chief Strategist Ken Ikeda are presenting at the PMDMC conference alongside WGBH of Boston and KQED of San Francisco. During the CEO Symposium, their session “Three Takes on Building Data Culture” will cover the critical importance of Big Data for public media and also the development plans for the Public Media Database. With initial strategic

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Music X Project – In the News

After its enthusiastic welcome from the crowd at WXPN’s 2014 Non-COMMvention, the Music X Project continues to build momentum and not just in public media circles. Following are a few recent articles. Music X Project widens local artists’ reach – Elise Reuter of Kansas City Business Journal recounts how it works, “Music X’s main website will show top videos nationwide, but each station will have

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Music X Project Press Release: Public Media Stations Announce Plans for New Music Discovery Video Platform

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and today announced a $750,000 grant for a historic collaboration between five public media stations to build a new, national, online music video showcase featuring exclusive live performances of new and emerging bands. Code named the “Music X Project,” this service plans to launch by the end of 2014. The five founding stations are KCRW in Los Angeles, KTBG in Kansas City, KUTX in Austin, WFUV in New York City, and WXPN in Philadelphia.

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

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 Santa Barbara community. Through a local strategic partnership with Santa

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A Future in Collaboration for Public Media

In a recent Current commentary, “Redefining Public Media for the Future,” Public Radio Capital’s Erik Langner and Dennis Hamilton discuss the financial challenges facing public media and the benefits of stations working together to strengthen services and increase engagement. Highlighting PRC’s client work with Austin’s KUTX and the Kentucky Public Radio Network, this article explores the growing importance of collaboration for public media’s changing business

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