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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 - 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
THE SIGNAL - March 2016
Presentations and Photos From The 2016 Summit; Future of House Budget Still in Question; Dear Colleague Letters; Senate Markup of the FCC Reauthorization Bill Postponed; House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Holds FCC Oversight Hearing; Nominate a Leadership Council Member Today; Spectrum Incentive Auction Communications Documents; NCTA Digital Cable Carriage Agreement Renewal; Grant Center Webinar Meet the Funders: National Science Foundation; APTS Associate Member Spotlight: Wiley Rein LLP
THE SIGNAL - January 2016
Register Now For The 2016 Summit; Scheduling Congressional Meetings for The Summit; Station Participation in The 2016 Summit; What Works and State Funding Webinar Recording Available; Budget and Appropriations Update; LC Call with Rebecca Eaton.
THE SIGNAL - November/December 2015
APTS Announces New State Funding Resource; What Works and State Funding Webinar; The Winner of The Free Registration for The 2016 Public Media Summit; CPB, Ready To Learn and Interconnection Funded in FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill
THE SIGNAL - October 2015
Announcing The New APTS What Works Toolbox; Register Now for The 2016 Public Media Summit; Appropriations Update; Ready To Learn and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); House Leadership Elections Scheduled for This Week; PBS NewHour's Hari Sreenivasan to Headline Upcoming Leadership Council Call; FCC Releases Opening Bid Amounts and Final Auction Bidding Procedures and Formulas; FCC Allows Additional Flexibility in Post-Auction Channel Sharing Environment; APTS, CPB and PBS File Comments with FCC on the Proposed Rules to Preserve Channel in UHF Television Band For Unlicensed D

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THE SIGNAL - September 2017

Appropriations Update; Send Recess Meetings Reports; FCC Opens Second Repacking Filing Window; FCC Announces First Transition Progress Report Deadline for Reassigned Stations; Call for Nominations to the APTS Board of Trustees; APTS Thanks Associate Members; Public Broadcasters Eligible for NEH Emergency Grants to Protect Humanities Collections.
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THE SIGNAL - August 2017

Senate Provides Significant Public Broadcasting Funding This Week; APTS President and CEO Patrick Butler Testifies on Repack Funds; Amendment to Cut Federal Funding to CPB Filed and Withdrawn; Grassroots Engagement Critical; Send August Recess Meetings Reports; Upcoming Deadline for Satellite Carriage Election Requests
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