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Final Broadcast Notice

Independence Media To Cease Broadcasting On November 3


PHILADELPHIA – (October 2, 2017) Independence Public Media of Philadelphia, Inc., which operates public television station WYBE Channel 35 and MiND, today announced it will cease broadcasting on Friday, November 3, 2017.  

Independence Media is transitioning to a public foundation and will use the proceeds from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Broadcast Incentive Auction to carry out its charitable and educational mission by making grants initially in the Philadelphia region to other exempt organizations that are using media and new technologies to connect communities, promote diversity and encourage understanding.

Independence Media is continuing work on a strategic plan that will guide the transition to a foundation.

After several years of discussions with community members, business people and industry leaders, Independence Media decided in 2016 to enter the FCC’s Broadcast Incentive Auction. In April, Independence Media announced it would relinquish its license as part of the auction.

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