Growing audience and revenue webinar: Watch now

STRATEGY SERIES WEBINAR: Does your community know that you exist? Grow station audience and revenue via increased awareness  Public media stations can increase revenue and impact with greater reach in their community. It starts with measuring how well the community knows your station (you’ll be surprised) and conducting a marketing campaign to “introduce” your station to new audience members. Public Media Company Managing Director Alison...

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Public Broadcasters – Do You Hold an EBS License? It May Be Worth More Than You Think

Changes in FCC rules regarding the Educational Broadband Services (EBS) spectrum may affect the approximately 30 public broadcasters that own EBS licenses. If your station is one of these, learn how it may impact you and what you can do about it. EBS has its roots in the 1960s when FCC dedicated a portion of spectrum for educational purposes. Public TV stations and other...

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FCC to Hold Auction for Radio Construction Permits in 2021 

The FCC recently announced an auction of 136 FM and AM broadcast construction permits across the country and is currently seeking comment on the competitive bidding procedures. This auction may seem familiar; the auction was slated to take place last year, but was delayed due to the pandemic.  Auction 109 is scheduled to commence on July 27, 2021 and you can see the complete list of the construction permits...

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Want to Come Work with Us? We’re Hiring!

Senior Financial Analyst Public Media Company has an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst to work with public media organizations seeking to explore new opportunities for growth and expansion. The Senior Financial Analyst plays a key role in charting the course for public media expansion, helping identify and analyze areas for growth and expansion for local media services. Primary Responsibilities: • Analyze and interpret...

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New Agreement Gives KALW Nonprofit More Control of Station

Public Media Company is pleased to have helped KALW with business modeling and guidance as it enters this new chapter. FROM CURRENT… The San Francisco Unified School District has agreed to relinquish some operational control of public radio station KALW to a nonprofit formed last year by the station’s management. The school district’s board approved a public service operating agreement Dec. 8 with the...

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Public Media Playbook

Public Media Company was called upon to assist in the development of the “Public Media Playbook,” a white paper and online toolkit to explore mergers between local and regional online newsrooms and public media. The playbook was conceived after the acquisition of NJ Spotlight by WNET, which Public Media Company helped plan and facilitate. Public Media Company was asked to create tools to assist...

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Stronger Together in 2021

The year 2020 presented many challenges that we’ve all had to overcome. For Public Media Company, we are grateful for the opportunity to have directly helped more than 60 public media organizations navigate the twists and turns that impacted your ability to provide vital community services during this time of great need. Like the rest of the world, we took to Zoom and partnered with other...

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Public Media Company Announces Erin Moran as CEO; Expands Accounting Services Team; Names Officers for 2021

Public Media Company’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Erin Moran has been named CEO of Public Media Company. Erin joined the nonprofit strategic consulting firm in 2002 as the principal advisor on financial matters. She had served as its CFO for 17 years and was named President in October 2019. “Public Media Company’s services are in demand during this crucial time...

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