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Weekly News From the President: National Endowment for the Arts

Building documentary arts programs is an increasing focus of some community media organizations. It is also an area of practice we are trying to support at ACM. Now, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has issued a report highlighting one of those programs while looking at the State of Documentary in America.
State of the ()

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Vermont Public Utilities Commission denies Comcast’s appeal against providing schedule information for state PEG channels

August 3, 2017 – A statewide victory for Vermont public, educational and government (PEG) access channels is capturing nationwide attention with the July 27, 2017 announcement that The Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) denied a motion filed by Comcast.
Review the order, Docket No. 8301 PDF
For several years, against Comcast’s legal obligations within the state’s guidelines, ()

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Weekly News From the President: October 20 is Community Media Day

The first is Friday, October 20, Community Media Day.  This will be the second year for this annual celebration across the country.  The day is meant to be a national event where community media organizations of all kinds celebrate the work that happens the other 364 days of the year.  Last year’s kick off had ()

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Weekly News From the President:National Federation of Community Broadcasters 2017 Conference

 A big thanks to the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for inviting me to speak at their national conference in Denver last week. Some of the challenges facing community radio are different from those of PEG, but some of the similarities are eerie.
For example, look at this “innovation“: It’s a public place where community members ()

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Remembering Erik Möllberg

Amidst the conference, on Friday morning, July 14, 2017, came the horrifying news that our colleague and friend Erik Möllberg had died in a motorcycle accident in Indiana.  Erik had just been with us at the conference to talk about the work he had been doing to build WELT, the low power community radio station ()

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Weekly News From the President: ACM Conference, Eric Möllberg, Public Policy Updates

ACM Annual Conference 
A big thank you to everyone who made this year’s ACM National Conference in Minneapolis a success: our staff, volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors, and you, the members who joined us from around the country.
There are too many things to remember about this last week: The Open House and Truck Rally at SPNN, strategic ()

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Weekly News From the President: National Conference This Week

We have an exciting week ahead in Minneapolis – Saint Paul at this year’s National Conference (#ACMmpls), but with all the hustle and bustle I am especially looking forward to meeting new friends and colleagues from around the country
Don’t get me wrong: I like my old friends too. It’s just that I always fondly remember ()

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Weekly News From the President: August 7, 2017

Building documentary arts programs is an increasing focus of some community media organizations. It is also an area of practice we are trying to support at ACM.  Now, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has issued a report highlighting one of those programs while looking at the State of Documentary in America.
State of the ()

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Weekly News From the President: Here’s to Freedom!

Here’s to Freedom!
Just about every Independence Day, I think about FDR’s Four Freedoms speech – pointing to the possibility of a world that protects and ensures fundamental freedoms for all.  In one way, shape or form, we all are dedicated to part of that vision in our work.
Those Four Freedoms?  Freedom of Speech, Freedom of ()

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Weekly News From the President: #ACMmpls, FCC Updates

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: 15 days to go!

I’m counting down the days to the ACM National Conference in Minneapolis. I’m memorizing the conference hashtag, #ACMmpls, finalizing preparations with speakers, and getting ready for what will be a great event in Minnesota!
We’ll have a couple events across the Mississippi River in the other twin city, Saint ()

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