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CPB: State of the System—Public Media Financial and Operational Results

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
3:00 pm–4:30 pm ET
CPE Credits: 1.5

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This webinar is offered to the community at no cost to both members and nonmembers.

Annually at the PMBA Conference, CPB presents its most recent public media financial and operational results. Join the this reprised conversation about the latest findings (fiscal year 2017) and highlights of performances, trends, and system challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover trends in the industry.
  • Learn about the FY 2017 results.
  • Understand what your station can do in response to these findings.

Speakers are from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting:

Delivery Style: Digital Live
Target audience: Everyone in public media
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Training
Prerequisites: None
Audience Participation: Presentations with audience participation as well as Q&A throughout.

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Speaker Bios

  • Ted Krichels, Senior Vice President, System Development and Media Strategy, CPB
    Ted is Senior Vice President, System Development and Media Strategy at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). In this role since November 2013, he manages CPB’s support of nearly 1,500 public media stations through Community Service Grants and other technical and system support. Ted works closely with stations and has led CPB’s work identifying and promoting successful operating and service models to support stations’ capacity to provide content and services for their communities. Ted has over 30 years of public broadcasting experience, including roles as Associate Vice President and General Manager of Penn State Public Broadcasting and as President and CEO of KBDI in Denver, Colorado. In 2014, Ted directed the Public Media Models of the Future project for PBS, which explored sustainable public media service models and how they might be leveraged and replicated by others.

    He has continued to support stations’ strategic planning through CPB’s Business Strategies Leadership project. Ted also coordinates efforts to assess current and future system technology needs, inform stations about the broadcast spectrum auction and repack, ATSC 3 and other industry-wide issues affecting public media. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history and has a master’s in psychology from Naropa Institute.
  • Moustapha Abdul, Director Station Analysis, CPB
    Moustapha is Director, Station Analysis in the Media Strategy department at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). He has an MBA and a BA in Finance, both from the University of Arkansas. He was also awarded the Wall Street Journal Award for outstanding achievement in 2008. Before joining CPB, Moustapha worked as a Financial Analyst at Corporate Financial Outsourcing, LLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he effectively served as the CFO for a number of small companies and nonprofits.