Mountain Lake PBS is owned and operated by the Mountain Lake Public Telecommunications Council – a volunteer board of trustees representing the geographic area of the station’s broadcast signal. Mountain Lake PBS is a not-for-profit organization, and is the licensee of WCFE TV/Channel 57. We are also a registered charitable organization in Canada, and are represented in Canada by Les Amis Canadiens de Mountain Lake PBS. Mountain Lake PBS has a volunteer Community Advisory Board to provide the station with additional support and guidance.
The station serves as a member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), for which around sixty percent of our funding comes from voluntary contributions made by individual members, businesses and organizations. The remaining comes from New York State and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Mountain Lake PBS broadcasts 24 hours a day and features high quality and non-commercial programming such as NOVA, Masterpiece, PBS Newshour, Nature, Frontline and various children's programs including Sesame Street, Arthur and Curious George.
We are a station that produces much of our own local programming and many documentaries. Mountain Lake PBS also broadcasts programs acquired from a variety of different sources around the world.
We reach over 3.9 million viewers via antenna reception, cable or satellite providers in New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario.
To celebrate and strengthen the civic and cultural life of the Mountain Lake region by providing distinctive telecommunications programs and services that inform, educate, involve and entertain.
Mountain Lake Public Broadcasting Council will be recognized as the premier non-commercial telecommunications voice for the Adirondack Region, Champlain Valley and Southern Quebec; the preeminent source of local programming for the Mountain Lake region; a recognized leader in meeting the educational and cultural needs of the regional community; committed to regional development, in partnership with business, academic and not-for-profit organizations; a leader in the innovative use of technology to serve our diverse users; and a responsive organization that inspires strong community support.
Public Service – We believe in providing a high quality television service, which inspires and informs our viewers and enhances their quality of life.
Responsiveness – As a membership organization, we seek to return value to every supporter and every potential supporter.
Excellence – We identify standards of excellence and quality in all aspects of our operation and hold ourselves accountable to achieve them.
Open Borders – We embrace the opportunity to serve a diverse U.S. and Canadian audience.
Enterprise – We encourage innovation, and commit to sound business practices and principles that will meet the challenges of a changing telecommunications environment.
Mutual Support – We recognize the interdependence of our relationships. We respect our employees as professional individuals and empower them to succeed. We emphasize community partnerships as a means of achieving our mission.
Board of Directors
BOARD OF TRUSTEES - 2013
- Margot Zeglis (BoardChair), NY
- Tom Plimpton (1st Vice Chair), NY
- Jacqueline Kelleher (2nd Vice Chair), NY
- Jim Holmes (Treasurer), NY
- John Jablonski (Secretary), NY
- John VanNatten (Immediate Past Chair), NY
- Aurelian Ciocan,ON
- Devi Momot, NY
- John Seiden, NY
- Mitchell Smith, NY
- Dr. James Liszka,NY
- Michele Powers, NY
- Charlotte Brimstein, NY
- Amanda Palmer, NY
- Alice Recore (President & CEO), NY
2013 Meeting Dates - Held at 4:30 pm at Mountain Lake PBS station unless otherwise indicated.
January 30, 2013
February 27, 2013
March 27, 2013
April 24, 2013
May 29, 2013
June 26, 2013
August 28, 2013
September 25, 2013
October 30, 2013
December 4, 2013
COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
- Tom Plimpton (Board Liaison)
- Connie Fisher
- Eleanor Garrell Berger
- Janice Marchut Conrad
- David Curry
- Deena McCullough
- Caroline Thompson Rubino
- Marty Maggy
- Dan Senkowski
2013 Meeting Dates - Held at 4pm at Mountain Lake PBS station unless otherwise indicated.
Copies of open Board Meeting minutes are available upon request at the station. In compliance with Section 396(k) of the Communications Act, Mountain Lake PBS maintains an open meeting policy. The public is welcome at all meetings.
- 2011-2012 Local Content and Service Report
- 2011 - 2012 990 and 990T Tax Form
- FY 2012 Audited Financial Statements
- Annual EEO Public File Report
- Annual Diversity Report
Mountain Lake Public Telecommunications Council
[Call Sign - WCFE]
The purpose of this EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station(s): [WCFE and Communities of License] and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these stations, and posted on their websites, if they have websites.
The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning February 1,2012 to and including January 31, 2013 (the “Applicable Period”).
The FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule requires that this Report contain the following information:
- A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station(s) comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period;
- For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of thenew EEO Rule, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contactperson and telephone number;
- The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during theApplicable Period;
- Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for full-time vacancies during theApplicable Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment sourceutilized in connection with such vacancies; and
- A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(2) ofthe FCC rules.
Appendices 1, 2 and 3 which follow have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide therequired information. Please note that the numbers listed on Appendix 2 under the columnentitled “Full-time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized” refer to the number of thefull-time job positions listed on Appendix 1.
For purposes of this Report, a vacancy was deemed “filled” not when the offer was extended but when the hiree accepted the job offer. A person was deemed “interviewed”whether he or she was interviewed in person, over the telephone or by e-mail.
President & CEO:
Director of Production & Content:
Director of Programming & On Air Fundraising:
Director of Outreach & Education:
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Director of Fundraising & Business Development:
Director of Engineering:
Mountain Lake PBS is proud to hold memberships or affiliations with the following organizations:
- Association of Public Broadcast Stations (APBS)
- Citizens for Public Broadcasting
- Small Station Association (SSA)