3 March

APTS Summit 2016 – Big Wins for Public Media

APTS Summit 2016 – Big Wins for Public Media

I want to first start by sincerely congratulating the entire APTS team, not only on a successful and informative summit last week, but also for their big wins in federal funding in 2015. Without doubt, the staff at APTS (no longer the Association of Public Television Stations but newly renamed America’s Public Television Stations) worked […]

15 June

AMS Broadcast Conference

AMS Broadcast Conference

On Friday, June 12th, John Lawson presented at the American Meteorological Society’s “43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology.” The AMS Broadcast Conference was held in Raleigh, NC. Co-presenting the panel with Lawson, was Greg Fishel, Chief Meteorologist at WRAL – a Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. station in Raleigh. They presented on AWARN – a broadcast based […]

29 May

AWARN at ATSC 2015 Broadcast Television Conference

Rapid progress toward development of the next-generation television broadcast platform, ATSC 3.0, was on full display on May 13th and 14th at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC. The Advanced Television Systems Committee 2015 Broadcast Television Conference was also the place to be to hear industry experts offer their insights on the future of […]

14 November

To Sell or Not to Sell?

Current published my article on the pros and cons of selling your TV license back to the FCC in their upcoming incentive auction. The postponement of the auction until 2016 at the earliest allows everyone in public media a chance to evaluate their role within their own communities and weigh the difficult decision of whether […]

17 July

Swiss-cheese holes in Universal Service

Today, Doug Halonen wrote a piece for Current, that highlighted the potential impact that the FCC Spectrum Incentive auction could have on public television’s Universal Service. His report comes following a new CPB white paper  that was commissioned in April 2013 to provide background and a policy framework for local public media about how and […]

25 February

The Value of Public Service

Current published my op-ed piece titled “In spectrum auction decisions, weigh the value of public service” which addresses the principle that public broadcasting has never been about dollars and cents. Follow this link to read the piece. Value of Public Service