PEG Experts Blog

Curated content for community media professionals. Contributors are from PEG organizations, service providers and nonprofits.

Bulletin Board Spotlight: FRED-TV, Fall River, MA
May 12, 2022

Take a closer look at how Fall River Educational Television (FRED-TV) is keeping their community informed with their community bulletin board.

Dana Healy: Reunited at ACM-NE Conference 2022
April 5, 2022

After years of no conferences, it was exciting to be back with the ACM-NE crew. The three day event in Providence, RI had an air of re-birth, revisioning, and growth.

Captioning Compendium Part III: Does your city need on-premise captioning hardware?
March 31, 2022

Many factors can influence the closed captioning workflow you adopt for your city including budget, network speeds, and more.

Bulletin Board Spotlight: Capital Community Media (CC:Media) Salem, OR
February 17, 2022

Salem, Oregon's community media center presents local weather, programming and announcements with flair.

BIG Explores Avenues for Alternative Revenues
February 10, 2022

Brookline Interactive Group's Kathy Bisbee shares how she created revenue goals that would build over time and avoided drastic overnight policy changes.

Join this LinkedIn group for free daily bulletin board content
February 10, 2022

Let’s be honest: The hardest part of running a bulletin board is content. Here's a daily shortcut that works for all digital signage platforms.

Brookline Interactive Group Leverages Goodwill in Community to Secure Funding
January 13, 2022

How Brookline Interactive Group leveraged its critical community service during the pandemic to secure long term funding and community allies

Brookline Interactive Group Emphasizes Importance of Promoting Community Relevance
January 6, 2022

BIG is a community media arts center, not a TV station. This language shift makes a huge difference in the battle for revenue.

How Can Cities Build Community Media Center Partnerships?
December 15, 2021

City staffers, have you considered turning to your local Community Media Centers as a way to expand your communication efforts?

‘Protecting Community Television Act’ Reintroduced in Congress
December 9, 2021

Members of Congress attempt to modify the Communications Act of 1934 to preserve PEG programming. See the full bill texts and sponsors here.

WATCH: Building Financial Security for Your PEG Station
November 23, 2021

Sue Buske talks about long term financial stability for your media center in this PEG Experts Forum webinar

Why Should Your City Leverage the Local Community Media Center?
October 21, 2021

Community media centers often make people think of cheesy 80s video effects, but they've come along away since then! Here's 5 reasons cities should leverage their local center.

How Community Media Saved Public Meetings During COVID
October 14, 2021

NineNorth's Dana Healy highlights four barriers to engagement in local public meetings that Community Media Centers (and COVID-19 safety measures) helped tear down.

Part II: Does PEG Station GRCTV Prefer Cable, Online, or Over the Air Delivery in Its Mountain Town?
September 23, 2021

GRCTV’s John Masters reflects on the multiplatform content delivery tools that make web publishing easy and make the station’s mission possible.

Does PEG Station GRCTV Prefer Cable, Online, or Over the Air Delivery in Its Mountain Town?
September 16, 2021

Grassroots Community Network’s John Masters reflects on accessibility, viewer metrics and more at GRCTVs

Leveraging Internships to Power Hyper-Local Production
September 9, 2021

Providing training & internships is more essential than ever for community media organizations

Part II: No Franchise Fees, No Problem for GrassRoots Community Network
September 2, 2021

Here's how GrassRoots Community Network operates with no guaranteed PEG franchise fees.

Part 1 - No Franchise Fees, No Problem for GrassRoots Community Network
August 24, 2021

Here's how GrassRoots Community Network operates with no guaranteed PEG franchise fees.

Maine PEG Channels Avoid ‘Digital Siberia’ with Court Ruling
August 10, 2021

Maine PEG stations achieve major win in U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals against cable company challenge of their non-discrimination law

This Community Calendar Solution is a No-Brainer for Your Funding Diversity Goals
July 27, 2021

Burbio, a hyper-local automated community calendar solution, opens a variety of enticing opportunities for would-be local sponsors

Burbio: Automate Your Community Calendar
July 22, 2021

This curated hyper-local calendar solution ensures your events list is always full and up-to-date

WATCH: Weather Radar, Traffic Updates and More for your Bulletin Board from Screenfeed
June 8, 2021

Driving traffic to your channel is as simple as showing residents how to drive in traffic. Here's how Screenfeed drives engagement to your community bulletin board.

How to Make a Virtual Tour: A Producer’s Guide for Beginners
April 8, 2021

This podcast explores how a virtual tour goes from vague concept to a rich experience and why Community Media should start doing them right now.

Community Radio & Podcasting: Benefits and Best Practices
February 11, 2021

What are the first steps and key considerations for audio initiatives at community media centers?

How Are Radio & Podcasting Expanding Community Media Reach?
December 17, 2020

A look at three media centers’ audio initiatives highlights pros and cons of LPFM vs. podcasting you may not have considered.

Making VR Production a Reality
October 29, 2020

Getting started in VR production requires knowledge and experimentation, but community media organizations are stepping up to help.

WATCH: Optimizing the Web Viewer Experience
July 27, 2020

We all want it: an engaging, content-rich website that always looks fresh. Get inspiration from our panel of pros.

Using Virtual Reality to Drive Social Change
July 16, 2020

VR’s immersive experiences enable a level of engagement not possible with traditional media

WATCH: Be the Champion of Local Events (virtual ones too!)
May 18, 2020

There's an affordable seamless solution for thorough, hyper-local event feeds. See how it works.

How I Met 45 City Council Members in One Year
January 9, 2020

Dana Healy shares how she achieved her ambitious goal of rebuilding her network of city officials after moving from the East Coast to the Midwest.

WATCH: PEG Experts Workshop: Remote Video Part I - IP Video Basics
January 1, 2020

Tom Pierce of Pierce Productions discusses IP Video Basics for Remote Video Production

WATCH: PEG Experts Workshop: Remote Video Part II - Fiber & Long Range Wifi
January 1, 2020

Steven Rys of FRCTV goes in-depth about remote video transport best practices

Three Tips for Sustaining Connections with your Community
December 12, 2019

In the final installment of our live event series, Erica Jones shares her best for tips for sustaining connections after an event.

Let's get started: 11 Ways to Start PEG Alternative Revenue Tomorrow
October 30, 2019

Tangible. Practical. Universal. Here are 11 ways to start alternative revenue at your community media center right now.

The Maine Objective: End Discriminatory Practices Against PEG
October 15, 2019

Maine passed a law against discriminatory practices from cable service providers on PEG channels. Now we have to protect it.

Dana Healy: What Did We Learn? 2019 ACM Conference Debrief
October 8, 2019

Conferences are valuable for bringing new tools to your organization. We need a space to debrief. Here’s my take on the 2019 ACM conference.

Fundraising Final Lessons: Tying It All Together
October 1, 2019

A successful development plan is only as good as the sum of its parts. The final installment in our fundraising series ties all the elements together.

WATCH: Building Long Term Financial Security for Your Media Center
September 1, 2019

Sue Buske of The Buske Group discusses strategies for diversifying revenue streams

Beyond Cable: Bringing Local News to Everyone in Your Community
May 20, 2019

Why distributing local news content online and through social media is key to community media's longevity and growth.

Ways to Get the Word Out for Your Next Event
April 30, 2019

You've planned a great community event. Now, how to do you get people to come?

How Social Media Can Help with Fundraising
March 11, 2019

Social media has made its way into most people’s lives--no wonder fundraisers are using it, too

WATCH: Considering Closed Captioning
February 1, 2019

Daniell Krawczyk of Municipal Captioning Inc. and Vince Rotty of Bradley Law Minnesota, LLC. cover important considerations when adding closed captioning

Closed Captioning Workflows: Where to start?
January 24, 2019

Choosing the best captioning workflow can seem daunting. Here's a list of things to consider.

Live Events Series: Amp Up Your Community Engagement
January 14, 2019

Proven community engagement strategies and advice for building your in-person audiences

Why OTT is a PEG Game Changer
November 19, 2018

A note to community broadcasters. Opportunity exists, will you seize it?

Year End Giving—Your Final Push
November 5, 2018

Fall cues pumpkin spiced lattes, flannel, halloween costumes and... year end giving. Don't miss this opportunity to reach out to your community.

Community Television Resuscitates Local News Coverage
October 31, 2018

Community media stations discuss their mission to deliver valuable, truly local news and information to the towns they serve

Developing Your Nonprofit Board
August 15, 2018

Establishing specific fundraising-related requirements can foster growth and development among your members.

Sources of Funding & Trends in Philanthropy
July 2, 2018

Securing many small gifts, rather than a handful of large ones, and other trends in grassroots fundraising

Five Steps for Successful Nonprofit Fundraising
May 15, 2018

The work of a fundraiser is never done and should be thought of as an ongoing relationship

Free HD Content from the Ad Council
April 16, 2018

Download high quality PSAs on disaster relief, public health, diversity and inclusion and more for free on by the Ad Council.

WATCH: Archiving Your Media on Internet Archive
January 1, 2017

John Hauser explains all the ins and out of using the Community Media Archive on

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