Plattsburgh, NY – April 2012 – Alice Recore, President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS has been elected Chair of the Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New York (APBS). APBS’ membership includes New York’s nine public broadcasting stations.
As Chair, Recore will work closely with Peter Repas, the Association’s Executive Director to promote collaborative efforts among member stations to enable them to better serve their local communities. APBS member stations include WMHT, Schenectady/Albany; WSKG, Binghamton; WNET, Buffalo; WLIW, Long Island; Thirteen/WNET, New York City; Mountain Lake PBS, Plattsburgh; WXXI, Rochester; WCNY Syracuse; and WPBS, Watertown.
“PBS is consistently rated as the most trusted institution in the country, and local stations play an important role in their communities,” said Recore. “ I’m very grateful for the chance to further the mission of public broadcasting across New York State.”
Known for providing exceptional commercial-free programs that inspire, educate and entertain, New York’s public broadcasting stations, in conjunction with the New York State Education Department, also offer a variety of educational services, free of charge, to all of New York State’s teachers, students and parents designed to improve student achievement and teacher quality.
New York’s public broadcasting stations have a strong history of collaborative projects taking advantage of emerging digital technologies. In 2009 the stations launched a statewide fiber optic network to link all nine stations. In 2012, the nine New York stations will launch a joint master control project which will help all of the stations to run more efficiently and cost effectively. “These projects only happened because of the collaborative efforts of APBS and the nine stations,” said Recore. “And the cooperation of our stations helps us all better serve our local communities with outstanding programs and services.”
APBS’ new slate of officers also includes Brian Sickora, President and CEO of WSKG in Binghamton who was elected Treasurer and Robert Altman, President and CEO of WMHT in Albany who was elected Secretary.
About Mountain Lake PBS
Mountain Lake PBS produces high quality programs for local and worldwide audiences, reaching over 3.9 million viewers in New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario. The station also provides a host of education and outreach services for learners of all ages and devotes at least eight hours a day to programming for children.
Mountain Lake PBS’ mission is 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. www.mountainlake.org