FSMBA is an association of public radio broadcasters owned and operated by the four governments of the states of Pohnpei, Chuuk, Yap and Kosrae. The stations are funded by the state governments, with minimal marginal revenue generated from private advertisements.
Apart from the four public radio broadcasters (which operate on FM in Yap and AM in the other three states), there are currently four FM Christian radio stations. There are FM/AM Baptist radio stations in Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap while the FM station in Pohnpei is privately owned and operated. There is one cable television station each in Pohnpei, Chuuk and Kosrae.
The cable service in Pohnpei is 50-percent owned by FSM Telecommunication Corporation (FSMTC). The service in Kosrae and Yap is wholly owned by FSMTC. The cable services in Pohnpei and Kosrae have about 1,000 and 450 subscribers respectively.
The Pohnpei radio station has 12 employees and airs 17 hours per day, while the Korsae station employs five employees and is on the air for 16 hours. The Chuuk station airs four hours daily. The Yap station has six employees.
About 90 percent of the programming is broadcast in local languages while the rest is in English. International news is sourced from CNN, the Internet, newspapers from the nearby islands (Guam, Saipan, Palau and Republic of the Marshall Islands), Voice of America, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC World.