Mission

Mission

We are the new association for the Low Power, Translator and Class A TV Stations business community in the USA. Members include station owners, brokers, the legal, consulting, technology and engineering community.

The mission is to promote industry collaboration and opportunities. And provide a one source platform for insights, issues and standards that enable the LPTV industry to thrive. Advisory services include station brokerage, maximizing station value, sub-channel leasing and resource connections.

And provide representation for our members with legislators and policy makers in an increasingly complex security focused communications landscape.

The Low Power Television Service (LPTV) was established by the Federal Communication Commission in 1982.  It was primarily intended to provide opportunities for locally-oriented television service in small communities, both rural and individual, within larger urban areas.  LPTV presents a less expensive and very flexible way of delivering programming tailored to the interests of viewers in small localized areas, providing a means of local self-expression.  In addition, LPTV has created abundant opportunities for new entry into television broadcasting and has permitted fuller use of the broadcast spectrum.

Mike Gravino Award

To honor the life and career of an extraordinary individual with a passion for LPTV, the LPTV Broadcasters Association is pleased to announce The Mike Gravino Award. This inaugural award will be presented to an individual who has shown great dedication and leadership in the world of LPTV.

The award ceremony will take place annually at the NAB Show.