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THE SIGNAL is amonthly newsletter detailing the numerous activities APTS conducts on behalf of its member stations. THE SIGNAL, a member-only publication, is a brief snapshot of the latest issues or undertakings in the public broadcasting community.

THE SIGNAL - March 2017
President Trump's Budget Proposal Zeros Out CPB Funding; Protect My Public Media's Petition & New Action; "Dear Colleague" House Letter Deadline Tomorrow; FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Renominated for a Second Term
THE SIGNAL - January 2017
Register For The Summit Today; Register for the APTS Webinar: Preparing for Capitol Hill Meetings; APTS Webinar: Compliance with CPB Requirements; Appropriations Update; House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Introduces Bill to Roll Back "Ownership" Reporting Rules
THE SIGNAL - December 2016
Register Today for the APTS 2017 Public Media Summit; Patrick Butler Essay on the New Washington Published in Current; Technology Coalition Webinar on New Broadcast Standard Available Now; ESSA Family Engagement Plan Memo Available to Stations
THE SIGNAL - October 2016
The 2017 Public Media Summit Registration is Now Open; APTS and DHS Enter Agreement to Promote Datacasting in this edition of The Signal.
THE SIGNAL - September 2016
National League of Cities Posts APTS Blog on Public Safety; APTS Webinars Available Online Now; APTS/CPB/PBS Spectrum Communications Webinar; Article Details Datacasting Efforts of Houston Public Media, Houston Police and DHS; Appropriations Update: Congress Aims for Short Term CR; State Funding Resource Update Released for Member StationsSenate Commerce Committee Holds FCC Oversight Hearing; Fall Recess Is A Perfect Time To Meet with Members of Congress; Leadership Council Call with Bill Isler of the Fred Rogers Company This Thursday; FCC National EAS Test Today, Wednesday, September 28; FCC
THE SIGNAL - August 2016
APTS Public Safety Webinar; Former Ohio Congressman and APTS Consultant Steve LaTourette Passes Away; Appropriations Update; Summer and Fall Recess Meeting with Members of Congress; Nominate a Lay Leader to the Leadership Council Today; FCC National EAS Test Set for September 28; APTS/NPR National EAS Test Webinar; Become a member of the Grant Center; APTS Associate Member Spotlight: Schwartz, Woods & Miller
THE SIGNAL - July 2016
Congressional Engagement Webinar This Thursday, July 28; Republican Vice Presidential Pick is a Supporter of Public Media; APTS Membership Renewal
THE SIGNAL - June 2016
APTS Membership Renewal; Appropriations Update; Public Television Datacasting Highlighted at DHS Science and Technology First Responder Technology Hill Demo; Congressional Summer Recesses
THE SIGNAL - May 2016
Article and Video Explaining New Broadcast Standard ATSC 3.0; New Resource Available: The Case for Public Investment in Public Media; APTS Welcomes Andrew Luckett to the Legislative and Communications Team; House and Senate Make Progress on Appropriations Bills; House Appropriations Committee Directs the FCC to Address the Needs of Translator Dependent Stations; House Passes the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act and FCC Reform Bill; National Journal Political Editor to Headline Leadership Council Call; Protect My Public Media Hosts "It's A Beautiful Day" Advocacy Day; FCC Seeks Com
THE SIGNAL - April 2016
APTS Presents Senator Robert Casey with Champion of Public Broadcasting Award; National Friends of Public Broadcasting, APTS, CPB and Protect My Public Media Celebrate National Volunteer Week; House and Senate Appropriations Committees Begin Full Committee Mark-Ups; Bipartisan Pre-K Caucus Formed in Congress; The President Signs the IPAWS Modernization Act into Law; Senate Passes Legislation Which Improves Process for Filming on Public Lands; House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Marked-up the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act

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America's Public Television Stations Commends FCC For Adopting Orders Recognizing NCE Distinction and Deciding Years-Long Proceedings

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, the FCC adopted orders regarding NCE third-party fundraising and "ownership" reporting forms.
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Joint Statement from APTS, CPB and PBS on FCC Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction and Repack

Today the FCC announced the results of the broadcast spectrum incentive auction and the channel reassignment schedule for individual television stations remaining on the air.
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THE SIGNAL - March 2017

President Trump's Budget Proposal Zeros Out CPB Funding; Protect My Public Media's Petition & New Action; "Dear Colleague" House Letter Deadline Tomorrow; FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Renominated for a Second Term
The Signal
THE SIGNAL - January 2017

Register For The Summit Today; Register for the APTS Webinar: Preparing for Capitol Hill Meetings; APTS Webinar: Compliance with CPB Requirements; Appropriations Update; House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Introduces Bill to Roll Back "Ownership" Reporting Rules
The Signal