Window Opens for CPB Digital Conversion Grants

More than 400 public radio stations have completed conversions and are transmitting digital signals.
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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting opened a new round of HD Radio digital conversion grants Monday to CPB-qualified stations. Grant applications in this round are due Sept. 29.

To date, CPB has approved funding for the digital conversion of 697 public radio transmitters. More than 400 public radio stations have completed conversions and are transmitting digital signals.

To help engineers plan their budgets and applications, CPB has made travel scholarships available for the next CPB Digital Transition Assistance Program, to be held the morning of Sept. 16 in Austin, Texas. CPB is working with the Association of Public Radio Engineers and NPR Labs to present a day-long mini Public Radio Engineering Conference on the 16th. This program will be held in conjunction with the NAB Radio Conference which begins on the 17th.

CPB has details on the scholarship program and application materials.

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