Public Education Partnership

The Public Education Program provides non-profit organizations and government agencies with a unique opportunity to deliver important educational messages to citizens across a state, region or the country, and provides sponsoring organizations with significant returns on their investment.

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Guard’s Return Helps Restore Essential Member Services.

12-04-17

Inside Radio

The history of what’s known as Non Commercial Sustaining Announcements (NCSA) dates back at least 25 years. Used by virtually all of the state broadcaster associations, they fund services provided to member radio and television stations. Also known as a Public Education Partnership, the spots are, in essence, public service announcements, meaning they’re not subject to rules that govern commercials.

For many state associations that operate with little or no other NCSA programs, the Army National Guard’s return to radio and television is significant. And the Guard isn’t the only entity that does NCSA programs with state broadcasters. Many associations have such arrangements with multiple entities to ensure their fiscal health. The Oklahoma State Broadcasters Association, for instance, has five other such programs, including the state’s Department Of Human Services, Department Of Health, Insurance Department and other state agencies.

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Pai Visits Puerto Rico, Comments on Recovery Efforts

11-08-17

Michael Balderston, TV Technology

FCC Chairman’s two-day visit included stops to tower sites and meetings with local leaders.

WASHINGTON—More than a month after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a two-day visit to the island to understand the recovery efforts still in progress. After speaking with local officials and visiting a number of impacted sites, Pai recognized the challenges that Puerto Rico and its residents still face.

According to a summary issued by the commission, during his trip Pai visited various parts of San Juan and towns along the northeast Puerto Rico coast; he inspected a tower site and associated infrastructure in El Yunque National Forest; met with President Sandra Torres López and Associate Member Alexandra Fernández Navarro of the Telecommunications Regulatory Board; and attended a briefing hosted by FEMA.

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