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ACM is organizing a Capitol Hill Day with visits to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Congress. Our presence and focus in DC will reiterate the importance of PEG community media to our law makers and we hope you will join us! ACM will also arrange the FCC visits.
We will provide education materials and assist (…)
That’s the date of the Second Annual Community Media Day: a national celebration of the good work that’s done by community media organizations in big cities and small towns from Maine to Maui (maybe I should say from Kauai to Kennebunkport instead).
I’ll be in Philadelphia for the First Annual Cammy Awards, organized by PhillyCam as (…)
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 (…)
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, (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)
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 (…)