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August 15, 2017

University Station Alliance: Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advance

USA Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement - Call for Nominations   Nominations should be specific regarding their innovations in public media.The selection will be made using the following criteria:The award is given to an individual whose innovative leadership in Public Media is of importance and quality.The achievement may have occurred over many years or over a short period of time.The Award is intended as a platform to recognize success, defined in this case as simply the courage to "try." Even failures, if successful in helping move the system forward, can be recognized. The Award recognizes the individual's attempts to make a greater impact in the community and on their profession as a public media professional, a licensee administrator, or a board member.Include: Nominee's Name, Your name, Your email address, Biographical sketch of the nominee, Related Documents which reflect how the nominee's innovations meet the listed criteria (you may attach a Word or PDF document in support of your nomination) Send to: Craig Beeby craig.usa@att.net Deadline: August 15, 2017  AWARD HISTORYIn 2016, the "Innovator Award" was presented to Michelle Srbinovich General Manager of WDET at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Michelle was responsible for driving the growth of the first working U.S. model of mainstream, major market, multi-ethnic public radio. She has earned national respect for her work at WDET and her commitment to bringing new audiences to public service media. In 2015, the "Innovator Award" was presented to Randy Wright of WUFT-FM/WJUF-FM/FPREN. Wright, executive director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications' Division of Media Properties, led an effort that impacted the state of Florida with a first-of-its-kind resource to help residents prepare for destructive storms and other emergencies. The Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) in 2015 launched Florida Storms, a free mobile weather application that offers a simple way to stay informed of potential weather and other hazards, backed by real-time credible information from the nearest Florida public radio station.  In 2014, the "Innovator Award" was presented to the Madison Hodges family. The late Madison Hodges (1947 - 2014) Manager of WQCS at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, Florida will long be remembered for his many contributions to Public Media.  About the University Station AllianceThe University Station Alliance (USA) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 to assist university-licensed stations with the challenges and opportunities associated with their licensees. *University is a generic title that includes colleges, school systems, and state agencies. More information about the USA can be found at www.us-alliance.org.  
May 30, 2017

2017 Annual Conference in St. Louis; May 30- June 2

The 2017 PMBA Annual Conference will take place in St. Louis, MO, May 30 – June 2, 2017. We invite you to join an elite group of public media professionals, including general managers, CFOs, financial and business executives, HR professionals and a broad array of supporting organizations at this outstanding educational and networking event.  We’ll focus on strategy, sustainability, compliance, accounting, finance, and human resources issues. The 2017 PMBA Annual Conference will take place at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is a vibrant hotel near Busch Stadium. Situated in the heart of downtown and only 20 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), this central St. Louis, Missouri hotel is right next to Ballpark Village, within 100 yards of Busch Stadium and footsteps from the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch. Experience stunning infield and arch views from your guest room. Enjoy sports, dining, entertainment and drinks at Ballpark Village.
April 14, 2017

Applications & Nominations for 2017 Board of Directors Due

PMBA values and seeks diverse candidates as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, age, geographic location, professional level, and station role. This year, PMBA's Board of Directors is encouraging candidates from public media stations of all sizes, public media professionals from a variety of functional specialities, and from all geographic locations. The Board of Directors seeks leaders from all types and sizes of eligible organization. In this important regard, we encourage you to consider self-nominating for a role on the Board of Directors by completing the Board Nomination form. PMBA encourages you to apply for the Board of Directors, or submit a nomination for a candidate you believe would make an excellent addition to PMBA's leadership.
March 28, 2017

PMBA Toolkit: Next Generation Digital Television: ATSC 3.0 Opportunities for Public Media

ATSC 3.0 is a transformative technology that moves broadcasting to an IP-based delivery system. It offers public television stations significant opportunity to increase service and generate new revenue. This webinar will discuss the opportunities that ATSC 3.0 may present to the public media system. We will also discuss some of the financial and operational impacts this new standard may present to stations. Come learn how your station can benefit from the rollout of new technology related to ATSC 3.0 through potential partnerships with commercial partners.
March 21, 2017

Nomination & Application Period Open for 2017-18 Board of Directors

PMBA is seeking public media professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the PMBA Board of Directors to help the association ensure the success and sustainability of public media. In this annual call for nominations, there are six open positions: two elected directors and four directors to be appointed by the board of directors. Each Board term available during this year's elections are for two years. All those interested in being considered for a position on the board must complete and submit their board application via the online application form. The application must be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 11:59pm ET. 
January 20, 2017

Deadline to Submit Proposals for 2017 Annual Conference

PMBA invites you to submit a proposal for the 2017 Annual Conference, to be held May 30 - June 2, 2017 in St. Louis. Help us put together a top-notch program that will help attendees sharpen their skills, identify and analyze trends, review business practices, and identify new long-term strategic solutions.   The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 20, 2017.  
November 9, 2016

Toolkit: The New Face of the Fair Labor Standards Act in 2017

An overview and exploration of changes to the FLSA in ’16-17, including a discussion of the alteration to the white collar exemptions, a review of sales classifications,  requirements for federal contractors under the FLSA, and trends in DOL’s enforcement of the FLSA.
October 5, 2016

Toolkit: Innovate Your Audit Process...and Other Accounting and AFR Tips

If you dread your audits or feel like your auditors rarely listen to your concerns or frustrations, it may be time to take a closer look at your process. Creating a more efficient process and enhancing communication, you and your auditors can work together to meet your financial reporting goals and requirements. 
May 31, 2016

2016 PMBA Annual Conference in New Orleans; May 31 - June 3

The 2016 PMBA Annual Conference will take place in New Orleans, LA, May 31 – June 3. We invite you to join an elite group of public media professionals, including general managers, CFOs, financial and business executives, HR professionals and a broad array of supporting organizations at this outstanding educational and networking event.  We’ll focus on strategy, sustainability, compliance, accounting, finance, and human resources issues. The 2016 PMBA Annual Conference will take place at the JW Marriott New Orleans. Located in the French Quarter, the hotel is just minutes from Bourbon Street, the French Market, Jackson Square, Insectarium, Harrah’s Casino and historic St. Charles Street. You’ll be able to experience the culture, music, food, art, and atmosphere that makes the Big Easy one of the most unique cities in the world.Visit the 2016 Annual Conference Website.
May 18, 2016

Last Day to Register for PMBA Annual Conference

Online registration for the 2016 PMBA Annual Conference closes on Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59pm. After this date, all registrations must be completed onsite and are subject to onsite registration fees. For more information visit the 2016 Annual Conference registration webpage.

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