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MPBN Coming to Millinocket For Live Broadcast and Town Meeting

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is taking its award winning radio news program – Maine Things Considered – on the road. The public broadcaster will originate its daily program live from Millinocket on Friday, September 16.

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MPBN to lay off up to 10 employees due to Federal sequester

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network announced today that it is making employee layoffs to address the effects of the unexpected shortfall in Federal and State funding this year. MPBN received word that funding for fiscal year 2013 will be over $100,000 less than expected due to both the Federal budget sequestration and additional curtailments by the State of Maine. This decline in funding is in addition to MPBN’s State appropriation being reduced by $260,000 in 2013. In addition, the challenges of a slow economic recovery in the philanthropic community have led to an overall projected shortfall of over $400,000 by the end of this fiscal year.

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2011 Portland Chamber Music Festival Opening Night to Be Broadcast Live on MPBN Radio

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is proud to announce its upcoming broadcast of the opening night of the 2011 Portland Chamber Music Festival on Thursday, August 11th at 8pm, live on MPBN Radio and online at This broadcast is part of a brand new MPBN initiative titled “Maine Arts Live.”

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MPBN Tries Novel Approach for Upcoming Radio Pledge Drive

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is hoping that an abbreviated but highly publicized radio pledge drive will galvanize enough existing, former and potential first-time donors to pledge as much in donations in a single day as MPBN usually takes a week to raise.

On Thursday, October 20, beginning at 5:00 a.m., MPBN will conduct what it hopes will be the shortest radio membership drive in its history, seeking at least 2,600 individual pledges over 18 hours, either by phone or online through its web site. At prevailing average gift levels, those pledges should generate over $200,000 for the network

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Mark Vogelzang Named President and CEO

Public Media Veteran Mark Vogelzang named as New President and CEO of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

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