WLVT Adds Radio Signal to Its News Initiative for Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley

Public Media Company advised WLVT/PBS39 on this exciting move into radio. From Current: Lehigh Valley Public Media, which operates WLVT-TV in Bethlehem, Pa., is expanding into radio news through a management agreement to take over WLVR-FM, a student-programmed station owned by Lehigh University. The deal will create the first full-time public radio news and talk station to be based in the Lehigh Valley. An hour

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Public Media Company Names Erin Moran President

Public Media Company is pleased to announce Erin Moran as its next President. Erin Moran has a long history at Public Media Company, joining the nonprofit strategic advisory firm in 2002 as the principal advisor on financial matters. She has served as interim President since April 2019, when Public Media Company announced that co-Founder and CEO, Marc Hand, was leaving to run the Public Media

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Texas Public Radio Stations and NPR Launch Collaborative Statewide Newsroom

The four largest public radio stations in Texas – KERA-Dallas; KUT-Austin; Houston Public Media, and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio are the first stations in the U.S. to launch a collaborative statewide newsroom in conjunction with NPR. Public Media Company helped the founding stations work with NPR to develop a business plan to ensure long-term sustainability of this state-wide reporting organization in Texas. “Public

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NSPR Eyes Regional Public Radio Partnership to Enhance Reporting, Coverage

NSPR and CapRadio have Hired Public Media Company to Advise on a Partnership. In support of its commitment to expand local journalism and tell more of Northern California’s stories, North State Public Radio (NSPR) is studying a potential partnership with Capital Public Radio (CapRadio) in Sacramento. Together, NSPR and CapRadio are evaluating opportunities with the goal of strengthening mission-based public radio services provided to listeners.

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Know the Value of Your License

An FCC broadcast license is considered an indefinite-life intangible asset. We are noticing that more public broadcasting stations are leveraging the market value of their license(s) in financing projects or attracting philanthropic support. Whether the license was gifted decades ago or purchased recently, noncommercial educational radio and TV stations have a value. If you are interested in getting a fair market valuation of your broadcast

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Growing Support for Independent Journalism

Public Media Company is excited to have been part of two recent significant transactions that are helping to strengthen and grow independent, nonprofit journalism: Combining forces. International Women’s Media Foundation acquired journalism nonprofit Round Earth Media. Public Media Company played a significant role in helping Round Earth Media plan, evaluate and facilitate the move to its future home. Congratulations to both Round Earth Media and the International

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Spectrum Repack Passes Halfway Point

Phase 3 of the Spectrum repack ended on June 21, 2019, which means about 60% of stations have completed their repack. Now is a critical time to plan for any delays in getting FCC reimbursement funds, and to identify how to pay for upgrades that may not be covered by the FCC. Public Media Company secured $20 million to assist public television stations with their

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Public Media Group Launches to Grow Broadcasters’ Services and Revenue Streams

PMG is dedicated to building and operating a technology infrastructure system that powers broadcasters as the industry moves toward ATSC 3.0 and beyond Public Media Group (PMG) has just been launched to transform broadcast technology infrastructure and ensure broadcasters are able to leverage the full power — and revenue opportunities — of next generation broadcasting standards (Next Gen TV). As broadcast standards advance and the

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Public Media Company Celebrates 19 Years!

Public Media Company has a board of 9 inspired and devoted public media leaders, who meet twice a year in person to help chart our course in making public media more dynamic and sustainable. At our board meeting on May 5th, Public Media Company went back to its roots in Boulder, Colorado to celebrate our 19-year history and the contributions of Public Media Company Co-Founder

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Greater Public Unveils Pilot Program to Improve Major-Gift Fundraising

Public Media Company is proud to have provided planning & financial modeling to Greater Public, doing our part to help roll out this important major donor development program, which aims to transform the economics of a public media station.   FROM CURRENT: Greater Public has partnered with Veritus Group, a fundraising consultancy that specializes in major donor programs, to accelerate major-gift fundraising at four stations.

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