Fairfax Public Access
|Public Access Organization|
Control Room B at FPA
|Name||Fairfax Public Access|
Comcast Cable (Reston)
WRLD International Radio
|Location||2929-S Eskridge Road|
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
|Owner||Fairfax Cable Access Corporation|
Fairfax Public Access (FPA) is a trade name for a Virginia non-stock corporation, Fairfax Cable Access Corporation, that was incorporated in October 1981 as a non-profit Public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable tv station based in Fairfax, Virginia, and operates four cable TV channels.
In 1984, FPA operations came under the Cable Communications Act of 1984, that permitted US cable companies to fund local organizations to provide training and access to media technology to the general public. That Act facilitated cable companies' carriage of programming created by those local organizations.
FPA operates Channel 10 for general purpose television shows in English, Channel 30 for general purpose television shows in languages other than English, Channel 36 for spiritual and religious programming and Channel 37 for cable-cast radio. In addition, FPA provides Internet-streaming for its radio broadcasting.
In March 2018, FPA began broadcasting in High Definition on Cox Channel 10.
- 2006 Telly Award for John Buckreis' program "Gardening News and Views"
- 2006 Telly Award for the program "1600", produced by Jerry Ferguson and Steve Ruddell, and co-hosted by Bob Giarrusso.
- United States. Congress (2009). Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office.
- Virginia. General Assembly. Senate (1984). Senate Bill.
- "FCAC Board Meeting Minutes" (PDF). March 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018.