//Megan Paparella

About Megan Paparella

Megan Paparella is a Senior Manager in the office of Station Services at PBS. She has a background in Knowledge Management and information sharing and is charged with overseeing the day-to-day management of the Station Management Center. Contact Megan if you have any questions about the Station Management Center or wish to contribute information or write a guest blog post.

The Hub is Coming Soon!

The Station Management Center was first launched back in 2014 and was primarily geared towards GMs at PBS stations. Over time we added things like station and system-wide data and the steal this idea portfolio. Our membership grew from an initial 300 or so users, to well over 2,500 today. Eventually it became clear that [...]

By | 2018-10-09T12:47:32+00:00 October 9th, 2018|SMC Blog|0 Comments

PTMMG Announces New Website Launch

Leading public media group is now servicing members and visitors online San Diego, CA, September 29, 2017— The Public Television Major Market Group (PTMMG) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at The organization’s site enables members to share best practices, information and collaborate on activities of mutual concern. The site [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:31:00+00:00 September 28th, 2017|SMC Blog|0 Comments

FCC Announces Filing Window for Repacking Facilities Maximization

The FCC released a Public Notice setting the dates for a filing window for eligible stations to request expanded facilities or alternate channels.  The filing window will open on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 and close at the end of the day on Thursday, November 2, 2017.  Eligibility is limited to stations that were assigned [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:31:00+00:00 September 21st, 2017|SMC Blog, Spectrum Auction|0 Comments

Important Satellite Carriage Deadline on October 1, 2017

All television broadcasters in the continental U.S. are strongly encouraged to file carriage election letters with DISH Network and DirecTV by October 1, 2017 to secure satellite carriage rights for the next three-year cycle, which runs from Jan. 1 2018 through Dec. 31, 2020.  Satellite operators are not legally required to carry stations for [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:31:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|SMC Blog|0 Comments

Win a Free Registration to the PBS Annual Meeting!

Your station could win a free registration to the PBS Annual Meeting to be held in Austin, Texas May 11-13, 2015. Encourage your colleagues to sign up for an account on the Station Management Center, and for every new registration from your station between January 28th (the date the SMC re-launched with our new design) [...]

By | 2018-02-28T13:30:29+00:00 February 26th, 2015|SMC Blog|0 Comments

Capacity Building

Capacity Building

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