Weekly News from the ACM President, Mike Wassenaar

December 2018 Messages

Reply Comments & Beyond – December 10, 2018
Reply Comments for FCC’s Rulemaking on Cable Franchising Due on December 14th – December 3, 2018

November 2018 Messages

Interview with US Senator Jeanne Shaheen – November 26, 2018
Comments Update on FCC’s Cable Franchise Proceeding – November 19, 2019
Initial Comments to FCC’s Cable Franchise Proceeding Due This Wednesday – November 12, 2018
Community Media Covering Local Elections – November 5, 2018

October 2018 Messages

Senators Signing US Senator Edward Markey’s Letter in Support of Community Media – October 30, 2018
Encourage Your Senators to Sign Edward Markey’s Letter – October 22, 2018
Community Media Day this Saturday – October 15, 2018
ACM NE Region Conference & Trade Show – October 8, 2018
Community Media Day – October 1, 2018

September 2018 Messages

Comcast’s Claim That Vermont Public Utilities Commission Requirements Violate First Amendment Rights is Denied – September 24, 2018
Federal Assault on Local Media and Municipalities Continues – September 10, 2018

August 2018 Messages

Changing Society for the Better – August 27, 2018
Primary Election Coverage – August 20, 2018
Support ACM’s Panels for SXSW – August 13, 2018

July 2018 Messages

Mike’s Summer Reading List – July 30, 2018
Conference Recap & Recordings – July 16, 2018
Final items to know before the National Conference – July 9, 2018

June 2018 Messages

Conference Highlights – June 18, 2018
Fundraising Emphasis at the ACM Annual Conference – June 4, 2018

May 2018 Messages

Amy Goodman to Deliver Opening Keynote at #ACMBmore – May 21, 2018
Schedule a Conference Birds of a Feather Discussion by May 21st – May 14, 2018

April 2018 Messages

Offsite Events at the ACM National Conference – April 30, 2018
ACM NW Regional Media Summit – April 23, 2018
Artificial Intelligence at the NAB Show – April 16, 2018
New ACM Members – April 4, 2018
Why Local Media Matters – April 2, 2018

March 2018 Messages

ACM’s Strategic Plan – March 26, 2018
Help ACM Invest in Young Community Media Talent – March 19. 2018
Salary Data Needed – March 12, 2018
ACM Western Conference 2018 & More – March 5, 2018

February 2018 Messages

New Member Benefit & Report for America Deadline – February 26, 2018
Awards Deadline Extended – February 19, 2018
A Look into North Carolina’s PEG Channels – February 12, 2018
Section 508 Standards Means Change for Federal Government Websites – February 5, 2018

January 2018 Messages

PEG Channels Are Getting Slammed Across the Nation – January 29, 2018
Is Charter Spectrum Moving Your PEG Channel? – January 22, 2018
Tell Us About Your Local News Efforts – January 15, 2018
WYWOTY? – January 8, 2018

December 2017 Messages

Thursday’s Child – December 18, 2017
Net Neutrality Vote is Thursday – December 11, 2017


November 2017 Messages

FCC Pushing Forward to End Net Neutrality – November 27, 2017
Rules on Media Ownership to Loosen – November 20, 2017
Capitol Hill Day in DC – November 13, 2017
Request From Democracy Now! – November 8, 2017


October 2017 Messages

FCC Votes to Eliminate ‘Main Studio Rule’ – October 30, 2017
Community Media Day Recap – October 23, 2017
Community Media Day 2017 – October 16, 2017
Update on the Executive Director of NATOA – October 9, 2017


September 2017 Messages

ACM National Conference 2018 Call for Proposals – September 11, 2017
Comcast Suing Vermont After Losing an Appeal to the Public Utilities Commission
– September 5, 2017


August 2017 Messages

Net Neutrality Deadline is Wednesday – August 28, 2017
New Member ListServ – August 21, 2017
Community Media Day on October 20 – August 14, 2017
National Endowment for the Arts – August 7, 2017


July 2017 Messages

National Federation of Community Broadcasters 2017 Conference – July 24, 2017
ACM Conference, Eric Möllberg, Public Policy Updates – July 17, 2017
National Conference this week! – July 10, 2017
Here’s to Freedom! – July 3, 2017


June 2017 Messages

FCC & #ACMmpls Updates – June 26, 2017
Recognizing Senator Tammy Baldwin – June 19, 2017
Join the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment – June 13, 2017
MassAccess Legislation & More – June 6, 2017


May 2017 Messages

Come for the Conference, Stay for the Alternative Fats – May 22, 2017
Tribune Bought by Sinclair Group in 3.9 Billion Dollar Deal – May 8, 2017
Antonin Scalia and Frederick Douglass Probably Disagree with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai – May 1, 2017


April 2017 Messages

Carroll Country Community Media Center & More – April 24, 2017
Early Bird Conference Registration Posted – April 17, 2017
Awards & Scholarships – April 10, 2017
Emerging Leader Award added to list of ACM Awards – April 3, 2017


March 2017 Messages

Welcome to Spring! – March 20, 2017
Resilient Organizations: The Future of Public Media – March 13, 2017
Local news and PEG survey – March 6, 2017


February 2017 Messages

Webinars, Policy and More -February 27, 2017
President’s Day Message – February 20, 2017
FCC Updates & More – February 13, 2017
2017 Webinars & Contacting Your Local Congressional Office – February 6, 2017


January 2017 Messages

Upcoming Public Policy Calls – January 30, 2017
Ajit Pai as new FCC Chair? – January 23, 2017
The FCC Seeks Comments on ACM’s Petition – January 16, 2017
115th Congress Meets in Washington – January 9, 2017


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