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Arizona Public Media
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Tucson, Arizona 85721-0067
Arizona Public Media
Modern Languages Building 67 Rm 223
1423 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85719
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Arizona Public Media® and AZPM® are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). It is the policy of AZPM to comply with the open meetings requirement for public broadcast stations as set forth in the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. 47 USC § 396(k)(4), and the Arizona Open Meeting Law, A.R.S. § 38-431 et seq.
AZPM’s radio and television stations are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ABOR for the benefit of the University of Arizona. General information about ABOR can be found at ABOR's website. ABOR’s public meetings policies are contained within the Bylaws section of its Policy Manual. The ABOR website also contains a listing of all upcoming ABOR public meetings.
AZPM’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) works to ensure that AZPM stations meet the needs and interests of the communities they serve. General information about the CAB can be found on the CAB section of our site. Meetings of the CAB and its committees are generally open to the public. AZPM’s meeting policy is available for download. A listing of all scheduled CAB and CAB Committee Meetings can also be found on the CAB page.
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Arizona Public Media is committed to serving the public interest by providing content of the highest quality that enriches the marketplace of ideas, unencumbered by commercial imperative.
Our Editorial Standards and Policies are our guide to that commitment.
Arizona Public Media informs, inspires and connects our community by bringing people and ideas together.
We connect you to the community and the world through the intellectual and creative resources of the University of Arizona. We are leaders within the community and industry, embracing new technologies, ideas, and partnerships. Our efforts in service to the community are sustained by the investment of individual supporters in partnership with the University of Arizona, the business community, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
AZPM staff, volunteers, and students are committed to meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of our audiences and colleagues with honesty and integrity. We are dedicated to uncompromising journalistic values, high-quality production, and the best use of technology.
We believe that meaningful long-term impact comes through innovation and through mutually beneficial relationships with production partners. We accept reasonable risk in our strategic investments and reward performance, in order to foster sustained growth.
Through our work we promote an open exchange of knowledge, ideas, and experiences. We value individual contributions and respect the differences of our staff and partners. Diversity of opinion and constructive, open debate are encouraged and appreciated. As we are an operating unit of the University of Arizona, continual learning and education are at the core of our culture.
We set challenging goals and achieve measurable results working together as members of a unified team striving daily to improve performance in service to our community. Our decisions will be guided by what best serves audiences. We are committed to using our combined financial, technical, and human capital, and our multiple stations, to create more value for audiences together as a system than as individual stations.
In a rapidly changing professional environment, Arizona Public Media is putting forth its strategic plan in order to remain relevant and financially independent as it brings Southern Arizona and the world the best public broadcasting has to offer. Your input and participation is important. Please visit the website about.azpm.org and offer your comments or questions about the strategic plan or any of our services.
Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is a trusted source of information that promotes thoughtful conversation and community collaboration. AZPM will create, acquire, and distribute distinctive and relevant content for, with and about Southern Arizona, The University of Arizona, and the Southwest.
Key Elements of the Plan
Have engaged, supportive, and informed audiences cultivated through the development of distinctive original content for and about them. AZPM will be widely recognized for contributing to the lifelong education of the residents of Southern Arizona. (Audience Development)
Expand sources of income and raise diverse, reliable and growing revenues to sustain the organization’s mission and ensure that all resources are used to their full potential. (Financial Sustainability)
Attract and retain a skilled, flexible, responsible workforce dedicated to the mission and values of AZPM. (People & Culture)
Secure highly valued and mutually-beneficial strategic partnerships with for-and non-profits, and UA departments which are centered on collaborative original content development and community building. (Strategic Partners)
Obtain and utilize robust and flexible technical resources which ensure reliable ongoing operations and also support strategic content development and distribution. (Technology)
Content Will Focus on Key Areas
•News and PublicAffairs
•Science, Health, and Technology
•Nature and the Environment
•Arts and Culture
•Education and Civics
What is Transformational About This Plan?
If AZPM is successful with this plan, by 2015, AZPM will have:
• National quality originally-created content with an increased focus on radio news
• Robust engagement with our audiences and increased viewer feedback
• Increased sources of revenue
• Foundation for a Capital Campaign for a new facility
• Independent, responsive, energetic organizational culture with a professional and healthy competitive work environment
• Strategic partnerships to increase content production and/or access to original content, and opportunities for national distribution
• Reliable, cutting edge delivery systems
• Maximized distribution platforms to gain largest audience share possible
• Expanded online opportunities inside and outside AZPM
Arizona Public Media’s spring membership campaign starts on March 1 with a host of new specials on PBS 6 that span several genres. Highlights include Suze Orman’s “Financial Solutions For You,” self-development guru Wayne Dyer’s “I Can See Clearly Now,” and the high-octane dance extravaganza “Heartbeat of Home,” from the producers of “Riverdance.” Your contributions made during these and many other specials help AZPM support its program services.
We honor Women’s History Month in March with an extensive lineup of programs on PBS 6, WORLD, the UA Channel and ReadyTV. American Masters: “Martha Mitchell – American Legend,” Makers: “Women Who Make America, Parts 1, 2 and 3,” and POV: “The Light in Her Eyes,” are just a few of the programs that will offer viewers the opportunity to explore the rich, vibrant history and the political, scientific, social and cultural contributions of women. Visit here for a complete list of programs.
Daylight Saving Time starts March 10 and, as always, there will be slight adjustments to the weekday and weekend radio schedules. Weekdays on NPR 89.1, Here and Now and Science Friday move to 11 a.m., and Fresh Air will move to 1 p.m. to allow Southern Arizonans to call and participate in the discussions hosted by Ira Flatow on Science Friday. On Classical 90.5, The Metropolitan Opera will start at 10 a.m. beginning March 15, except when longer works require earlier start times. Be sure to check our website for broadcast schedules at azpm.org/schedules.
The Tucson Festival of Books comes to the University of Arizona on March15 and 16. AZPM is proud to be a media sponsor of the event, one of the largest book fairs in the country. Rebecca Eaton, the executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece, will be a special guest of the festival this year and will participate in three panel discussions: Downton Abbey, The Aftermath of the Great War, and “The Making of Masterpiece,” focusing on her new book. To check specific appearance times, visit here.
AZPM members and friends are encouraged to visit our Tucson Festival of Books booth (#253) on Saturday and Sunday to meet AZPM television and radio personalities. The PBS Kids characters Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be at the festival, and kids will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with them at the AZPM booth. The characters will also be featured at the 2014 Storybook Character Breakfast and Parade on Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Look for a schedule of special appearances at the AZPM booth in the March 7 Preview e-letter.
As always, our goal is to provide you with a wide variety of programming so you can “vote with your pledge” and let us know the types of shows you’d like to see more of on PBS 6.
On behalf of all of us at AZPM, thank you for your viewership, listenership and continued support.
Arizona Public Media's Community Advisory Board
Arizona Public Media (AZPM), has a direct link to communities throughout Southern Arizona through its Community Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB serves as a means for public media consumers in Southern Arizona to participate in the planning and decision making process for the public service stations of The University of Arizona. The CAB shall advise and participate with station management and the university on a variety of planning, fundraising and public policy activities as they affect their respective communities.