How is public media funded?


Every year, we ask Congress for public media funding. The funding supports specific programs that enable your local public radio and television stations to deliver high-quality noncommercial programs and services that you can’t find elsewhere.

Learn how federal funding makes public media possible.

Ways To Take Action

Federal funding ensures that your local public radio and TV stations can continue to give you access to essential educational, local, and cultural programming; trustworthy, in-depth news; and emergency and community-based services. Here are three things you can do today to keep public media strong.

Call Your Lawmakers

Ask your lawmakers to provide Fiscal Year 2020 public media funding.

Call Congress

Email Your Lawmakers

Request that your lawmakers support Fiscal Year 2020 public media funding.

Email Congress

Sign The Petition

Ask the Administration to reconsider their position on federal funding for public media.

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