Fairfax Public Access

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Public Access Organization
Control Room B at Fairfax Public Access.jpg
Control Room B at FPA
Name Fairfax Public Access
Acronym FPA
Carriers Cox Cable
Verizon Fios
Comcast Cable (Reston)
Channels Channel 10
Channel 30
Channel 36
Channel 37
Radio Fairfax
WRLD International Radio
Charter Type Public
Founded October 1981
High-Definition Yes
Location 2929-S Eskridge Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Owner Fairfax Cable Access Corporation
Website www.fcac.org

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.[1]

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.[2]


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.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States. Congress (2009). Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office. 
  2. ^ Virginia. General Assembly. Senate (1984). Senate Bill. 
  3. ^ "FCAC Board Meeting Minutes" (PDF). March 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018. 

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