University Station Alliance

Linking public broadcasting stations and their university partners since 2001

What We Do

The University Station Alliance


  • To create a support system for stations licensed to institutions.


  • To strengthen the public media system through improving the relationship between broadcasters and institutions;
  • To focus on commonalities of purpose between a station and its institution-licensee;
  • To integrate licensee/station missions and strategic plans so that stations have a place at the institution table;
  • To assist stations in managing licensee relations on a day-to-day basis;
  • To establish “firewall” standards of editorial integrity;
  • To test the assumption that it is in the best interest of all institution stations to continue to be owned and operated by institutions; and if not,
  • To explore available options and help the station/licensee facilitate the transition