Within public media there’s been an explosion of journalism collaboration in recent years. It burst from the top down — with grant-funded projects initiated in 2010 by CPB and NPR — and from the ground up, as stations such as KUNC in Greeley, Colo., created their own content-sharing partnerships. Yet eight years later this collaborative journalism web is not yet woven together in a way
The Pacifica Foundation announced today the settlement on a series of agreements that releases WBAI, the organization’s New York radio station, from a court judgement as well as the last two years of its lease at the Empire State Building as of May 31st, 2018. The Foundation is also in the final stages of completing an agreement to relocate its transmission facility to a new
Twelve years ago, Public Media Company helped the NPR news and information station in Juneau, Alaska acquire two additional stations, and now the combined entity is far and away the number one most listened to radio station in the capital of Alaska with a combined share of over 39% with daily news and information, and a 24/7 jazz/ classical and adult alternative format, each provided
Nevada Public Radio recently completed the acquisition of KJIV 89.1 FM in Reno, Nevada, a move that extends their public radio service into a growing and vibrant market. In addition to representing Nevada Public Radio throughout the process, Public Media Company also prepared the business model and financial analysis to test the viability of the purchasing a Reno-based station and launching a “music discovery” (i.e.
KCPW has reached an agreement that significantly improves its long-term outlook. The deal restructures the 2008 loan used to purchase the station, and eliminates more than $1.7 million of long-term debt. Lauren Colucci, KCPW’s General Manager, says that the arrangement means a new day for the local news and information outlet and its listeners. “The debt burden that was taken on in 2008 saved KCPW;
CPR was represented in the following transaction by Public Media Company: Colorado Public Radio (CPR) today announced plans to broaden the geographic makeup of its newsroom and expand the broadcast reach of its news service (CPR News) along the Front Range. Both efforts build on CPR’s organizational vision to be a statewide news and information resource for the entire Colorado community. The geography of the
Public Media Company represented RIPR throughout its negotiations with U Mass Dartmouth, and also prepared the financial analysis for the transaction. Congrats to both! “Rhode Island Public Radio will expand its reach within the state and into southeastern Massachusetts with the acquisition of a signal from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. RIPR now broadcasts on three frequencies in its state. The purchase of the
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting web site has a terrific article on VuHaus, which was co-founded by Public Media Company (PMC). VuHaus, which is managed by PMC, is an innovative video platform and mobile app for music fans seeking to experience and discover the best new artists and songs. Read More
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 bid on, and won the license to operate WKCC. The
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.