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Public Media Company

Public Media Company is the only nonprofit consulting firm dedicated to serving public media. From our base in Colorado, we leverage our business expertise to increase public media's impact across the country. We have worked with the leaders of over 300 public media organizations in the U.S.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Public Media Company​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
N/A
Former Name(s)
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Acronym
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Date Established
2000
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1558401
Addresses
Headquarters Address
3300 Arapahoe Ave
Suite 207
Boulder, CO 80303
Colorado Location
3300 Arapahoe Ave
Suite 207
Boulder, CO 80303
Mailing Address
3300 Arapahoe Ave
Suite 207
Boulder, CO 80303
Other Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
720-304-7274
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
info@publicmedia.co
Website
www.publicmedia.co/
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Mission Statement

Public Media Company (PMC) is a non-profit strategic consulting organization with a mission to foster sustainable and innovative public and independent media growth.

Organization History

Originally called Public Radio Capital, Public Media Company was created as a national nonprofit in 2001 by Station Resource Group, an association of public radio station leaders. Two industry leaders, Susan Harmon and Marc Hand, were asked to oversee the mission to strengthen and expand public radio services in communities nationwide.

The charge was to address two challenges in the media industry at that time: the concentration of commercial TV and radio channels in the hands of dramatically fewer corporate owners, and the unchallenged capacity of large, well-funded religious broadcasters to dominate the marketplace for noncommercial spectrum.

The idea was highly entrepreneurial. We would provide strategic business consulting and financial services directly to public media stations, with the goal of strengthening the network of public media stations around the country. Over the past nearly 20 years the wisdom of this approach has been achieved through more than 300 engagements with public media organizations, securing access to public media services for more than 80 million people, representing one in every four Americans.

With a name change to reflect the organization's commitment to strengthening all public media, Public Media Company has made a transformational impact on public media and is an essential resource for stations contemplating expansion, for institutions considering partnerships or mergers, and for public media organizations seeking innovations in service.

One project at a time, we have helped public media organizations around the country acquire, merge, and partner with others, launch new formats and/or analyze options for business expansion to help create a stronger, more sustainable network of non-profit local media.

Today, our expanded capabilities include Virtual Accounting Services and Station Assessment Reports for clients.

Testimonials

"I found the recent Public Media Company's webinar on Managing Nonprofit Finances During a Crisis to be very helpful as we look to the impact that this pandemic is having on our organization's ability to conduct financial forecasting. Hearing some expert tips on how to rebalance cash and investment assets, and how this unique economic downturn will potentially impact us throughout our financial projections and analysis was very timely."

Kim Johnson
President & General Manager
PBS12 Colorado Public Television

"Public Media Company has grown to be an important and crucial resource for leading stations across the country. At a time when the future of public media is less than a foregone conclusion, Public Media Company has become an essential partner to entrepreneurial outlets in planning and executing growth strategies. Their expertise in station acquisition has enabled the system to grow its national reach and impact."

Roger Lamay
General Manager and NPR Board Chair
WXPN Philadelphia, PA

"Public Media Company's work developing a sustainable business plan for a state-wide Texas News Hub has been invaluable. We simply would not be where we are now without Public Media Company's expertise and guidance."

Sylvia Komatsu
Chief Content Officer
KERA, North Texas Public Broadcasting

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