Presenting Public Media Database Plans at Public Radio Super-Regional Meeting

At the upcoming 2014 Public Radio Super-Regional Meeting, PMC’s Managing Director Dennis Hamilton is a panel member for “The Intersection of Data and Decision-making”. This session will cover the importance of Big Data for public media and the development of the new Public Media Database (PMD). With initial strategic input from eight of the nation’s leading public broadcasters, the comprehensive Database is designed to...

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100 New Stations On Air – Noncommercial Filing Window Project

PMC created the Non-commerical Filing Window Project, which mobilized several organizations to help more than 300 public radio, arts and community radio organizations file license requests for FM noncommercial radio channels during the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Noncommercial Filing Window in 2007. As a result of this collaborative effort, over 100 new public radio stations have begun broadcasting across the country. More than 70...

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New Triple A Music Station in North Texas

PMC represented KERA, a North Texas public media organization, in acquiring and financing an FM channel to bring Dallas-Fort Worth audiences noncommercial Triple A music. PMC coordinated the loan for the $18 million purchase through a consortium of nonprofit focused lenders, including National Cooperative Bank, FJC and PMC’s Public Radio Fund. The loan was negotiated with low interest rates and flexible financing options. Two...

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Finding Santa Barbara Foundation’s KDB a New Operator

When the Santa Barbara Foundation decided to find a new operator for their classical station KDB 93.7 FM, they turned to Public Media Company (PMC) for guidance. PMC assisted the Foundation in discussions and negotiations to select an operator that would preserve the classical music format and have the business experience and financial capability to sustain the station. Santa Barbara Foundation sold KDB 93.7...

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Partnership for Funding Sustainable Public Media Growth – Revolving Public Media Fund

New York based nonprofit FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds established a $195,000 fund at PMC to spur growth and innovation in public broadcasting. Public media organizations can apply for grant funding that will underwrite a portion of PMC’s in-depth strategic planning consultancies aimed at growth strategies. The RPMF is intended to spur innovation in public broadcasting, and to aid public broadcasters in improving...

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Improving Stations in Five Major Markets – CPB’s Station Renewal Project

PMC served as the managing consultant for Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s (CPB) Station Renewal Project, a multi-year project to improve the long-term sustainability of stations in major radio markets. Phase I involved a financial and operational review of ten underperforming stations. Phase II involved a multi-year project to improve the long-term sustainability of stations in St. Louis, Boston, Salt Lake City, San Juan and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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