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The PRSS Delivers.

The Public Radio Satellite System® (PRSS) is the distribution network through which thousands of hours of news, music, and specialized audience programming are delivered every year to public radio stations throughout the United States. If you are seeking to distribute or receive public radio content via a high-quality and reliable delivery system, the PRSS is the service for you.

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Ground Equipment Assessment and Replacement Program (GEAR)

The GEAR program will fund and perform replacement of an interconnected stations antenna dish and downlink equipment if a station qualifies. If you have reception issues (e.g., loss of signal, poor audio) or an antenna dish in poor condition (e.g., segments separating, pitting, mount damage), you can apply and be evaluated by clicking the button below.

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Note: There is a finite amount funded and work will be prioritized by need each year.

Emergency Kits for Stations Now Available
Station Emergency? Planned TV Repack?

PRSS now makes available emergency equipment to stations that have experienced a weather or other natural disaster or are anticipating maintenance that may impact their broadcasts. Station Transmitters, Antennas, Masts and Studios can be made available by request.

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Free Programming in ContentDepot

For stations looking for no cost programming with new perspectives to fill your schedule,  we would like to remind you of the hundreds of hours of free programming available on ContentDepot. Go to the Program/Browse Program dropdown. Under ‘Additional Filters’, click both ‘Free’ and ‘New or Active’ for available programs.

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Need help? A relationship with the PRSS is always in real time. Technical and emergency service is available 24/7.

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