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SIGNAL

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 2015
Registration for The 2016 Public Media Summit to Open Soon; Call for Nominations for the APTS Board of Trustees; Appropriations Update; Speaker of the House, John Boehner, Announces Resignation; Leadership Council Call Recording with American Experience's Mark Samels Now Available
THE SIGNAL - August 2015
APTS, PBS and CPB Host Spectrum Communications Webinar; APTS Requests Feedback From August Recess Meetings; Attention Given to Spectrum Auction at Recent Congressional Hearings; Mark Samels, Executive Producer of American Experience, to Headline Leadership Council Call; FCC Adopts Spectrum Incentive Auction Procedures; Next Grant Center Webinar on Emerging Trends in Early Education; APTS Associate Member Spotlight: Schwartz, Woods & Miller.
THE SIGNAL - July 2015
TVNewsCheck Interview Details Patrick Butler's Positive Outlook for Public Television; Public Safety Webinar Recording and Slides Available Now; Public Safety Toolkit; House and Senate Action on the Reauthorization of ESEA; APTS Commends the U.S. Senate for Passing the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015; APTS Requests that Stations Schedule Meetings with their Members of Congress during the August Recess; FCC Sets Tentative Date for Incentive Auction; FCC Channel Sharing Webinar Rescheduled for August 13, 2015; APTS, CPB and PBS Anti-Collusion Rule and Antitru
THE SIGNAL - June 2015
APTS Membership Renewal; CPB Compliance Webinar and Review; Funding Update; ESEA Markup; Fourth of July Recess: Model Channel Sharing Agreement; Grant Center Webinar and PMDMC Sessions; Protect My Public Media Update.
THE SIGNAL - May 2015
APTS Hosts Webinar on Station Compliance with CPB Requirements; Appropriations Update; House and Senate Fourth of July Recess; CQ Roll Call to Headline Leadership Council Call; FCC Licensing Deadline is May 29, 2015; FCC suspends TV Translator Conversion Deadline; PM2 #ItsABeautifulDay Campaign; Subscribe to the Grant Center Today; APTS Associate Member Spotlight: HITN
THE SIGNAL - April 2015
Ready To Learn Authorization Included in HELP Committee Markup of ESEA; The House and Senate Appoint Budget Conferees; House and Senate Memorial Day Recess; Incentive Auction Task Force Announces Broadcaster Information Sessions in Florida, Northeast, Texas and Midwest
THE SIGNAL - March 2015
The House and Senate Pass Budget Resolutions; Public Broadcasting "Dear Colleague" Appropriations Letters; Leadership Council Webinar on Public Broadcasting 101; Protect My Public Media Reaches Out to Advocates about the House Budget
THE SIGNAL - January 2015
APTS Restructures Staff and Promotes Kate Riley to VP, Government and Public Affairs; 2015 Summit Updates; The 114th Congress Convened January 6, 2015;
THE SIGNAL - December 2014
The 2015 Public Media Summit; New Political Landscape Station Webinar Recording and Slides Available; FY 2015 Funding Update; Nominate a Lay Leader to the Leadership Council Today; FCC Adopts Incentive Auction Comment PN
THE SIGNAL - November 2014
Early Registration Rates Ending Nov. 30 for The Summit, New Political Landscape Station Webinar, Patrick Butler speaks at APT Fall Marketplace 2014, Midterm Election Results

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America's Public Television Stations Elect W. Craig Fugate, Former FEMA Administrator and Florida Emergency Management Director, to APTS Board of Trustees

APTS today announced the election of W. Craig Fugate, former FEMA Administrator and Florida Emergency Management Director, to the APTS Board of Trustees.
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APTS Congratulates FCC Chairman Pai on his Senate Confirmation

Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America’'s Public Television Stations (APTS), issued the following statement on the reconfirmation of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to a...
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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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