NFCB Events

NFCB hosts in-person and virtual events for media leaders and producers. Our Community Media Conference has been a decades-long tradition in community and public media.

Our most recent virtual event videos are shared here:

Public Media for All: How Organizations Can Address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

One of the most common points that comes up in diversity, equity and inclusion discussions is, ‘what can our station do?’ NFCB’s November 4, 2020 meeting on DEI featured a conversation with Sway Steward and JC Polk on organizational priorities Public Media for All is signing up stations to engage in.

The New FCC Radio License Filing Window: What You Need to Know

FCC Chairman Pai recently announced that for the first time in a decade, the FCC will in the near future accept applications for full-power noncommercial radio stations across the nation. This filing window is expected to be followed by the intake of license applications for new low-power FM (LPFM) stations, which last happened in 2013. The new filing window represents the growth of essential services to communities. What’s involved in getting an FCC license? What do you need to be aware of legally to be prepared? How can you get organized now for this rare opportunity?

Noncommercial educational licenses are an important part of the U.S. media ecosystem. The rules governing such licensees, who can receive a license, the required documentation involved, and how competition is managed when there are many applicants for a license can be difficult to follow. Join NFCB for a free webinar on what you can do:

In this special Oct. 29 presentation, attorneys at Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C. will explore the filing window, the application process and expected requirements for applicants, as well as answer your questions about how your community can take advantage of this extraordinary broadcast moment.

Forecasting the Future of University/College Radio

Leaders at university/college media organizations are being tasked with creating change at a crucial time. What can stations do to stay viable in this climate? How can you better make the case, on campus and off, for the importance of these stations? Where do our greatest opportunities lie to ensure universities and colleges not only see the value in these organizations but also help foster growth? Our Sept. 9, 2020 roundtable participants will discuss the themes they’re seeing and offer you steps you can take to help the future of these outlets.

Racism, COVID & Climate: Media Activism + Duty in an Election Year

In this Aug. 12, 2020 panel discussion, community and public media leaders examined our role in bringing clarity, fighting misinformation, and protecting the public interest. How can media intervene in a polarized news cycle to make a difference?

The State of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In Community and Public Media

In this July 8, 2020 panel discussion, leaders from across the noncommercial media spectrum convene to give their assessments of where we as media makers, organizers and concerned hearts and minds stand in creating change. We will appraise our status in areas such as programming, engagement, development and recruitment. We’ll also talk readiness and action. Attendees will take home essential principles and practices to build relationships of trust, accountability, and collaboration with our communities.

Spinitron Webinar

NFCB hosted a technical talk and walkthrough on June 19, 2020 about Spinitron for community radio stations. This was a question and answer heavy discussion.

NFCB hosts member webinars and posts them in the Solution Center. If your station is not yet a member, you can join here.