African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC)
The African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC) is a network of more than 20 African American stations that advocates for policies; provides consultation and training in fundraising and programming; develops collective strategies; and distributes program content that serves African American stations, audiences, and other audiences of color. AAPRC partnered with NPR from 2001 to 2008 to create national daily news/talk shows hosted by African American talent that included Tavis Smiley, Ed Gordon, Farai Chideya, and Michel Martin.
American Public Media
American Public Media, a nonprofit organization, is the second-largest producer and distributor of public radio programming and the largest owner and operator of public radio stations in the nation.
American Public Television (APT)
American Public Television (APT) distributes thousands of hours of programming to more than 360 public television stations. Among its 300 new program titles each year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series, and classic movies. Since 2004, APT has distributed approximately half of the 100 highest-rated public television titles.
Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)
The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) provides support, training, and advocacy for thousands of audio creative workers; this ensures listeners will be inspired and stimulated daily with work that meets the highest standards of audio craft whether tuning in to a public station on a radio, computer, smartphone, or iPod.
Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio (AMPPR)
The Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio (AMPPR) is a national organization representing public radio stations that feature music as a regular part of their program schedules. Its membership includes more than 600 individuals at more than 330 stations.
Association of Public Television Stations (APTS)
The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization that conducts advocacy, planning, research, and communications activities in concert with member stations to achieve strong and financially sound noncommercial television and advanced digital services for the American people.
Beta Station Group
The Beta Station Group is one of public television’s seven affinity groups, which together represent nearly all public television stations in national policy issues. The Beta Group, which represents stations in markets where more than one public television station serves substantially the same population, is made up of more than 30 alternative public television stations nationwide, including two dozen Program Differentiation Plan (PDP) members of PBS and several independent, non-PBS-member stations.
California Public Radio (CPR)
California Public Radio (CPR), a membership organization consisting of NPR and non-NPR stations in California, exchanges information, ideas, and programming. The president of CPR represents the interests of California stations at NPR board meetings as well as with other national and regional public media entities.
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. It funds, produces, distributes, and exhibits works in film, television, and digital media. CAAM is one of six minority public broadcasting consortia funded by CPB to provide programming to public television and radio.
Development Exchange Inc. (DEI)
The Development Exchange Inc. (DEI) is the only national nonprofit organization offering comprehensive development and marketing expertise to public radio stations. In the wake of reductions in federal funding in 1982, CPB assisted with the formation of DEI to help local public radio stations establish and expand their fundraising activities.
Eastern Region Public Media
Eastern Region Public Media, a member-based organization comprising more than 70 public radio stations, provides and facilitates professional growth, advocacy, and networking by serving as a central point of contact for exchanging ideas and sharing expertise in public media.
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, presents, and promotes documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, including Independent Lens. It also funds, presents, and promotes innovative new media projects on the Web. The largest part of its funding for domestic projects comes from CPB. ITVS International, a division of ITVS, runs the Global Perspectives Project, an international exchange of documentary films made by independent producers.
Integrated Media Association (iMA)
The Integrated Media Association (iMA) facilitates a transition in public media to a truly innovative, efficient, and collaborative industry that ensures diverse communities have access to relevant information and culture through existing, emerging, and yet unknown media behaviors. iMA provides thought leadership, enables collaboration, and delivers educational resources that allow public media professionals to embrace the changing media and technology landscape.
Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS)
The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) is an organization and foundation serving more than 1,000 nonprofit, education-affiliated radio stations and webcasters. It promotes and provides resources to collegiate public radio stations as well as representing its members with FCC negotiations, copyright issues, and litigation.
Joint Licensee Group (JLG)
The Joint Licensee Group (JLG) is a forum where noncommercial licensees with both radio and television licenses share and discuss issues of mutual interest and concern that could affect the way they manage and operate their organizations. JLG is one of seven current members of public television’s Affinity Group Coalition.
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) supports the development, production, acquisition, and distribution of noncommercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to the public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. LPB is one of six minority public broadcasting consortia funded by CPB to provide programming to public television and radio.
Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC)
The Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC) was created to provide services to stations serving Latino audiences that will increase their capacity and resources for service to Latino communities. LPRC facilitates opportunities for Latino stations to collaborate with the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Latino Public Broadcasting, and other public media organizations to increase Latino audiences and the participation of Latinos in the public media system.
NPR is a not-for-profit membership organization, supported by a diverse mix of private and public funding sources, that produces, acquires and distributes news, information, entertainment, and music programming to a network of 959 independent public radio stations. Through them, NPR programming reaches 26.4 million listeners every week. NPR also represents its members in matters of their mutual interest and operates satellite interconnection facilities for the entire public radio system.
National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC)
The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) is dedicated to developing black digital authorship and distributing unique stories of the black experience in the new media age. Since 1991, NBPC has invested more than $7 million in documentary productions for public television and trained, mentored, and supported producers who create content about contemporary black experiences. NBPC is one of six minority public broadcasting consortia funded by CPB to provide programming to public television and radio.
National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM)
The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH/Boston is a research and development facility that addresses barriers to media and emerging technologies for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. NCAM is part of the Media Access Group at WGBH, which includes two production units: The Caption Center and Descriptive Video Service.
National Center for Media Engagement (NCME)
The National Center for Media Engagement (NCME) supports public media organizations nationwide in engaging their communities by providing resources that engage and educate citizens, build sustainable community relationships, and stimulate civic participation. NCME is funded by CPB and is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin–Extension.
National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. It provides programming, educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation.
National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
The National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) is a national alliance of stations, producers, and others committed to community radio. It advocates for national public policy, funding, recognition, and resources on behalf of its membership.
Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT)
Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT) works with Native producers to develop, produce, and distribute educational programs for all media, including public television and public radio. NAPT supports training to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives producing public broadcasting programs and advocates for policies that promote increased Native control and use of information technologies. NAPT is one of six minority public broadcasting consortia funded by CPB to provide programming to public television and radio.
Native Public Media (NPM)
Native Public Media promotes healthy, engaged, and independent Native American communities through media access, control, and ownership. It focuses on four competency areas: community engagement, digital ecology, news and storytelling, and policy and advocacy. NPM is one of six minority public broadcasting consortia funded by CPB to provide programming to public radio and television.
Organization of State Broadcasting Executives (OSBE)
The Organization of State Broadcasting Executives (OSBE) is composed of executives from organizations in 28 states that operate more than half of the public broadcasting stations in the United States. OSBE serves its members on matters of concern to both individual and multiple states, including review and formulation of proposed policies and/or guidelines on legal and regulatory matters having impact on member service capacity; exploration and development of interstate projects; and information and training opportunities.
PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by 354 of the nation’s public television stations. PBS uses the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, and other media to enrich the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services that inform, inspire, and delight. Available to 99 percent of American homes with televisions and to an increasing number of digital multimedia households, PBS serves more than 75 million people each week.
Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)
Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) supports, advances, and develops Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges. PIC helps Pacific Islander stories reach national audiences through funding support for productions, training and education, broadcast services, and community outreach. PIC is one of six minority public broadcasting consortia funded by CPB to provide programming to public television and radio.
Public Media Business Association (PMBA)
The Public Media Business Association (PMBA) is a trade association serving the business needs of public media through access to public media business intelligence, training, and the exercise of collective benefit.
Public Radio Association of Development Officers (PRADO)
The Public Radio Association of Development Officers (PRADO) provides public radio development professionals with mentoring and idea-sharing opportunities as well as ongoing peer-to-peer communication.
Public Radio Capital (PRC)
Public Radio Capital (PRC) is a national nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive consulting services for strengthening, expanding, and financing public media in communities nationwide.
Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
The Public Radio Exchange (PRX) is an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming. Its areas of focus are content, distribution, and leadership innovation. PRX is also a growing social network and community of listeners, producers, and stations collaborating to reshape public radio.
Public Radio in Mid America (PRIMA)
Public Radio in Mid America (PRIMA) is a regional membership organization that provides a forum discussing issues and developing consensus positions that advance the public radio industry and the services provided by its stations. It offers management training opportunities, facilitates industry planning, and encourages the sharing of ideas among industry professionals.
Public Radio International (PRI)
Public Radio International (PRI) is a content source for information, insights, and cultural experiences essential to living in an interconnected world. Partnering with producers and hosts, PRI offers global voices on PRI’s The World and Canada’s CBC shows such as As It Happens and Q with Jian Ghomeshi; singular, diverse voices on The Tavis Smiley Show, and voices of culture, contemporary American life, and artistry on This American Life and Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI)
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) is a nonprofit professional association that improves local news and information programming by serving public radio journalists. PRNDI educates, advocates, and organizes to promote high standards, ethical principles, and significant public service. It also creates the Public Radio News Directors Guide, the only manual for public radio news managers in the United States.
Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD)
The Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD) is public media’s principal advocate for content on radio and all other platforms. It leads, trains, and provides resources to program directors, content managers, and other programming decision makers, including station staff and producers.
Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS)
The Public Radio Satellite System is the distribution network through which thousands of hours of news, music, and specialized audience programming are delivered every year to public radio stations. Managed by NPR Distribution, PRSS is a cooperative enterprise that includes more than 400 downlinks and more than 200 program producers and distributors.
Radio Research Consortium (RCC)
The Radio Research Consortium Inc. (RCC) is an independent, nonprofit research firm that provides audience data to noncommercial radio stations. It contracts with Arbitron Inc. to produce local market audience estimates.
Public Television Major Market Group (MMG)
The Public Television Major Market Group (MMG) is a leadership organization of full-service PBS stations located in the top 30 U.S. markets, and it is one of seven current members of public television’s Affinity Group Coalition.
Public Television Programmers Association (PTPA)
The Public Television Programmers Association is a national organization that provides support for public television programming professionals through mentoring, networking, and information-sharing opportunities; promoting programmer contributions to public television; and providing a programming perspective to policymakers, national agencies, and producers.
Small Station Association (SSA)
The Small Station Association is one of seven current members of public television’s Affinity Group Coalition, representing stations with the smallest operating budgets.
Station Resource Group (SRG)
The Station Resource Group is an alliance of public media organizations that operate public radio stations across America. SRG informs stations’ strategic planning and strengthens their operating effectiveness through in-depth analysis, long-term planning, and collaborative projects.
University Licensee Association (ULA)
The University Licensee Association (ULA) assists public broadcasting stations licensed to colleges and universities in efforts to fulfill individual missions and goals through the sharing of ideas within the association and to speak for the special needs and interests of the licensees during times of national planning and decision making. ULA is one of seven current members of public television’s Affinity Group Coalition.
University Station Alliance (USA)
The University Station Alliance (USA) is the only national nonprofit support resource for university-licensed public radio stations, although its membership includes a broader range of stations, licensed to colleges, school systems, and state agencies. USA initiatives include training managers, building strategic alliances, sharing resources, guarding editorial integrity, benchmarking performance, and reviewing governance.
Western States Public Radio (WSPR)
Western States Public Radio, formed through the merger of West Coast Public Radio and Rocky Mountain Public Radio, represents more than 40 member stations from Oklahoma to Alaska by planning and executing an annual conference for managers each year and by having its president attend all NPR board meetings to offer advice and counsel about station interests.