PRX and PRI Announce Transformational Public Media Merger

PRI (Public Radio International), a leading creator and curator of award-winning journalism and storytelling, and PRX, a company focused on cutting-edge content and audio technology, announced today that they are merging. Public Media Company will facilitate and finalize the merger in the fall of 2018. The new public media company will support the next generation of creatives, aiming to serve listeners who demand the highest-quality

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Pacifica Announces Settlement with Empire State Building and Empire State Realty Trust

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

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting Rebounds with the Help of Public Media Company

The decline of the coal mining industry hit West Virginia hard, prompting the governor to propose cutting $4.5 million in state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. This cut could have had a devastating impact on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, since it costs $3.5 million annually to broadcast radio and television signals to the mountainous regions in West Virginia. Fortunately, vocal listeners and viewers responded

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Public Radio Growth in the Capital of Alaska

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

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Selling a Station or Tower

In order to preserve local public media services, Public Media Company represents institutions interested in selling their public radio or television stations to another public broadcaster. We also assist public broadcasters interested in selling their towers, and if necessary, negotiating a sale-leaseback provision. If your organization is considering the sale of a tower, or if you are interested in selling your station while maintaining its

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Strategic Consulting

As the nation’s leading  public media advisor, Public Media Company is a non-profit strategic consulting company that works alongside our clients to assess and secure the right opportunities for your organization and community – everything from analyzing strategic options and assessing current operations, to negotiating partnership agreements and executing station transactions. Public Media Company works with clients to assess risk, evaluate impact and to design effective solutions that increase public

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FCC Spectrum Auction and Channel Sharing

As we transition from the FCC spectrum auction and the FCC auction quiet period, public television stations may face unique and interesting post-auction opportunities that could allow them to improve their service, generate additional revenue, or both. To take advantage of these opportunities, however, public television stations will need to move quickly: Broadcasters will have until sometime in mid-July to file their construction permit applications

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TV Broadcasters Get Another Shot at Leveraging Channels Into Cash

“The FCC’s incentive auction may not have resulted in the jackpot payday that some television broadcasters hoped for, but public broadcasters could still benefit financially through channel-sharing deals. By working out agreements to share their channels with other noncommercial and commercial broadcasters that did succeed in selling their spectrum, public TV stations have a post-auction opportunity to earn money. The nonprofit consulting firm Public Media

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Colorado Public Radio Expands Broadcast Reach and Geographic Makeup of CPR News

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

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