Alabama Educational Television Foundation Authority

Birmingham, AL   |  www.aptv.org

Mission

The AETFA's sole purpose is to provide funding support for APT; therefore, it fully embraces the stated mission of APT as follows: "APT is committed to enrich the lives of Alabama citizens by providing essential educational services with the highest quality direct instructional content through digital streaming; by acting as an indispensable resource of Alabama's Storyteller; by promoting Alabama to the world as a unique community postured for business and growth; by working closely with Homeland Security and state agencies to provide a statewide network to disseminate information effectively in times of disaster; by bringing the very best in the world of music, theater, dance and the arts to enrich and inspire the lives of the people of our state; and by offering programming that educates the citizenry, giving them the means and the desire to reach their highest potential through the development of a strong work ethic bonded to honesty and integrity."

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Philip F Hutcheson

Main address

2112 11th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35205 United States

EIN

63-6050895

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (A11)

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

Education Services:1. Alabama Public Television (APT) facilitates student learning in a variety of ways. In 2020, more than 832 teachers and administrators serving 24,900 children attended APT workshops, conferences, and trainings, many of which were offered virtually due to the pandemic. An additional 113 educators attended one of four courses offered for professional development credits (PLUs) for continued licensure. These teachers impacted approximately 7,180 students. Moreover, 183,813 students participated in Unstoppable: The Road to Women's Rights, a live, interactive streamed educational event produced by APT that examined the women's suffrage movement and the role of women in politics today. 2. Early Childhood Learning--AETFA, through its employed team of trainers and those of partner organizations previously trained by AETFA staff, conducted workshops throughout the state for educators and parents of children ages birth to five. The workshops demonstrated ways to incorporate PBS children's programming, broadcast by APT or available on the APT website, into comprehensive learning experiences that also included reading and other activities related to the broadcast content. APT and our partner led face-to-face trainings for 3,675 participants, impacting an estimated 64,155 children. In FY 2020, participation in the regularly offered early childhood online courses grew at a rapid rate. A total of 606 childcare providers enrolled in online facilitated professional development courses, impacting an estimated 6,772 children. More than 750 providers enrolled in APT's On-Demand Courses, impacting an additional 20,166 children. 3. When Alabama schools closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic, APT took extraordinary measures to help students complete the school year at home. APT was able to quickly provide broadcast and digital resources for homes around the state as part of Learn at Home with Alabama Public Television. APT launched a new daytime broadcast schedule featuring blocks of educational programs for Pre-K through 12th grade students and curated educational activities, games and lesson plans that complemented the show's grade level and subject area. APT broadcast more than 1,000 hours of programming for grades 6-12 between March and October 2020.

Expenses
$937,873
Revenue
$1,142,027

Programming and Broadcast Delivery:1. APT leases the majority of its content for television from the Public Broadcast System (PBS) and is a member affiliate of this distributor. APT also leases a smaller amount of its content needs from various other distributors. The AETFA assists directly with purchasing a portion of these costs which exceeded $2.87 million in fiscal 2020. 2. APT leases the majority of its content for its FM-public radio station (WLRH) located in Huntsville from National Public Radio (NPR) and several other distributors. The AETFA assists directly with purchasing a portion of these costs which exceeded $298,000 in fiscal 2020.3. The engineering, utility, technical and equipment costs of broadcasting television signals over the entire state on a 24 hour-7 day basis well exceeded $2.5 million in fiscal 2020 including that of WLRH-FM. The AETFA assists with paying for these expenses by purchasing needed equipment and paying vendor invoices directly when the state appropriation has been exhausted for the year.4. APT's association and membership in nationally recognized content distributors such as PBS and NPR provide viewers and listeners in the state with quality, commercial free television and radio that they depend on as a trusted source for educational content value and entertainment integrity.

Expenses
$1,580,616
Revenue
$2,070,545

Production:1. AETFA assists with the funding needs of APT to produce television programs on a local level. Such programs include Capitol Journal, Spotlight on Education, Subcarrier, Monograph and documentary specials. 2. APT and WLRH-FM continue to received awards for locally produced television and radio programming along with educational content produced for the web. Through September 2020, the television and radio operations have received a combined 32 Southeastern Regional Emmy Awards, 87 Telly Awards, 2 Cine Golden Eagle Awards, 2 Edward R Murrow Awards, 15 Alabama Broadcasters Association Awards, and 2 Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association along with numerous other industry awards.

Expenses
$1,134,625
Revenue
$774,359

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