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April 2, 2021

Viewpoint: What Is Your Organization’s Long-Term Remote Work Strategy?

Virtually all projections anticipate the post-pandemic workforce will be relatively more remote—that is, nearly all firms will experience an increase in remote work relative to their pre-pandemic baseline levels.
March 31, 2021

New Multimillion Dollar Pirate Radio Fines Go Into Effect April 26

More than a year after Congress adopted new pirate radio fines as high as $2 million, the new penalties are set to take effect April 26. Signed into law in January 2020, the Federal Communications Commission adopted an order in December that also explicitly said it would go after landlords, advertisers, and any other business that provides “physical goods or services” to an unlicensed station. The Enforcement Bureau concluded that under its interpretation of the new law, any parties that help facilitate illegal broadcasting on their property should also be liable for fines of up to $2 million.
March 22, 2021

FCC Seeks Input on Spending Billions on Remote Learning

The FCC is seeking public input in how to quickly stand up the $7 billion COVID-19-related emergency schools and libraries advanced telecommunications connectivity fund created by Congress in the American Rescue Plan to help close the homework gap and aid in remote learning more widely during the pandemic.
March 19, 2021

Companies Weigh Changes to PTO Policies for Post-Pandemic Times

Today, company leaders and HR professionals are seeing the cost of a workforce that hasn't taken a proper vacation in over a year. Employee burnout and other mental health issues are widespread, and as spring arrives and the number of vaccinations increase nationally each day, families are thinking ahead to vacation time together.
March 16, 2021

Data Says AM/FM Radio Still Leads in Automotive Environment

Despite the fact that traditional AM/FM broadcasting is at the century mark, it still leads all newcomers in the in-car media ecosphere.
March 15, 2021

For public media stations, authentic partnerships are essential

Public media stations have long used their unique blend of local/national content and community partnerships to fulfill their educational mission. However, the global pandemic has increased their challenge and intensified their work, according to a 2020 Survey of Station Education Work commissioned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
March 5, 2021

Radio Reaches More Consumers With Spending Power, Study Shows

Fresh research reinforces radio’s resilience in reaching American consumers with spending power. An analysis of January 2021 Nielsen PPM data projected to the U.S. population shows 94% of 25-54 Adults and 96% of 35-64 Adults, both with household incomes of $75,000 or greater, have returned to listening to local AM/FM radio every week, when compared to January 2020 pre-pandemic listening levels.
February 25, 2021

Why public radio is on the threshold of a new era

We often don’t recognize the significance of important historical moments while we are living through them. I believe public radio is at one of those moments right now — a hinge point that marks the end of one era and the beginning of another.
February 23, 2021

‘I work from home or I quit!’ How can HR retain employees?

Many employees who’ve worked from home want to keep it that way. If they can’t stay home, they’ll quit. What can HR do to retain employees now?
February 19, 2021

PBS, CPB Launch Podcast Training Program

With the pandemic making it even more important that kids are "ready to learn" from home, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are teaming up with PBS Kids and audio tech company PRX on a Ready to Learn podcast training and development program.