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May 2, 2013

NET Selects Leonard to Replace Longtime Station Head Bates

Congrats to PMBA Board member Mark Leonard on becoming the new GM and CEO of NET in Lincoln, Nebraska.
May 2, 2013

Blog by FCC Nominee Suggests Wheeler May Favor Wireless Over Broadcast

 Is Tom Wheeler, President Obama’s nominee to head the FCC, “a wireless guy” who looks down on over-the-air broadcasting? TVNewsCheck perused Wheeler’s blog, titled Mobile Musings, and found some evidence to that effect.
April 29, 2013

Mary Mitchelson Appointed Inspector General for CPB

 The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announced it has named Mary Mitchelson as the new CPB Inspector General, replacing Kenneth Konz, who retired on May 3. As Inspector General, Mitchelson will be responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, as well as preventing fraud, waste, and mismanagement in CPB programs and operations, through an independent audit and investigative program that covers CPB’s internal operations and external grantees. Mitchelson will begin as CPB Inspector General on June 3, 2013.
April 24, 2013

CPB Accepts Policy Revamp Proposal from Radio CSG Panel; First Changes since 2005

The CPB Board on April 22 unanimously approved changes to its Radio Community Service Grants program for fiscal 2014, including phased-in hikes in nonfederal financial support (NFFS) requirements for most stations, pubradio’s first transparency requirements, qualification changes for minority-status stations and $9 million in financial incentives over five years for mergers and collaborations.
April 24, 2013

As Its Influence Grows, Twitter Becomes a Hacking Target

In recent weeks, the Associated Press, NPR and the BBC have all had their Twitter accounts hijacked. Hacks of high-profile accounts have real-world consequences, and the security at Twitter is coming under increased scrutiny. As the social media platform has become an essential news and communication platform globally, it has also become a honey pot for hackers. It's so deliciously attractive, they can't seem to resist.
April 22, 2013

Advice for Small Employers Confused by Obamacare

 Experts answer small business owners’ questions about Obamacare including upcoming changes that affect their health care coverage responsibilities.
April 22, 2013

CPB Study to Examine Public Policy Implications of Spectrum Auctions

CPB has initiated a six-month research project on the upcoming broadcast spectrum auctions that will culminate with publication of a white paper.  The study will examine multiple complex issues surrounding the auctions, such as preservation of universal service of public broadcasting to all Americans; the role of Community Service Grant policy in spectrum discussions; how much noncommercial spectrum may be necessary in large and overlap markets; the financial implications for individual stations as well as the system as a whole; and station responsibilities to their communities.
April 15, 2013

4 Unique Working Styles: What's Yours?

To get more out of your team, first figure out how your employees (and you) work best-- and then assign tasks accordingly.
April 11, 2013

White House Preserves CPB Funding

"[Wednesday], President Obama submitted his Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget to Congress, requesting full funding of $445 million for CPB's FY 2016 advance appropriation," said Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) CEO Patricia Harrison, who thanked the President on behalf of millions of Americans who use public media. 
April 10, 2013

The Truth About Millenials and Job Loyalty

 Most people value a sense of loyalty. Most want to be known as loyal people and desire for others to be loyal to them. Yet, is there an accurate way to measure loyalty? Who and/or what decides this defines a loyal person and that doesn’t?