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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Welcome to our 2013 Annual Report: Changing Public Media, Changing PRC

From Kansas City Public Television’s integration of a Triple A radio service to the “Kentucky Collaboration,” Public Media Company is helping public media outlets find new ways to grow audiences and increase sustainability. We invite you to explore this year’s annual report to learn about our expanded services and new product offerings. Read about the development of Channel X – a news, film and...

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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,...

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Public Radio Capital Changes Name to Public Media Company, Launches New Site

Over the past twelve years, Public Radio Capital (PRC) has worked with more than 275 different public broadcasting entities to strengthen and expand public media services to local communities nationwide. Founded to “broaden the reach of public radio”, PRC has worked in 46 states as a public media consultant, broker, policy advocate and strategic advisor. At local and national levels, we are dedicated to...

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Start-up Assistance for Delaware’s NPR and Local News Station

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 100,000 people in Delaware. Focusing on high-quality journalism for...

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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...

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PRC Assists Santa Barbara Foundation in Search for New KDB Operator

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 station. In “Four competitors in the running to take...

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Fund Borrower WDDE Celebrates First Year On-Air

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 100,000 people in Delaware. Focusing on high-quality journalism for...

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