First Nations Experience

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First Nations Experience
Country
FoundedJanuary 25, 2011 (2011-01-25)
HeadquartersSan Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, California
OwnerSan Bernardino Community College District
Launch date
September 25, 2011 (2011-09-25)
KVCR-DT (24)
Official website
fnx.org

First Nations Experience (FNX) is a non-profit television network in San Bernardino, California, that is owned by the San Bernardino Community College District. The network is broadcast from the KVCR-TV studios located on the San Bernardino Valley College. FNX is America's first and only broadcast network aimed at Native Americans and global Indigenous audiences and consumers of Native culture.

History[edit]

First Nation Experience was launched on September 25, 2011, through a $6 million gift from its founding partner, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. On November 1, 2014, FNX became available via satellite to hundreds of non-profit public television service providers across the United States including public broadcasting TV stations (especially PBS member stations), community, tribal, religious, and others.[1] On this date, FNX became available via satellite receiver set to 125° West from the PBS Satellite Service.[2][3] In 2015, the San Manuel Band awarded FNX a second $6 million gift to help expand the station.[4] The network currently reaches 47 million viewers in the United States.

Affiliates[edit]

Channel Station[5] Location Owner
9.4 KUAC-TV Fairbanks, Alaska University of Alaska
29.1 KGRQ-LD Stotonic Village, Arizona Gila River Telecommunications
13.4 KEET Eureka, California Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc.
9.3 KIXE-TV Redding, California Northern California Educational Television
24.2 KVCR-DT San Bernardino, California San Bernardino Community College
12.2 KBDI-TV Broomfield, Colorado Colorado Public Television
9.2 KAWE Bemidji, Minnesota Northern Minnesota Public Television
22.2 KAWB Brainerd, Minnesota
5.3 KNME-TV Albuquerque, New Mexico University of New Mexico
3.4 KENW (TV) Portales, New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University
18.3 WNPI-DT Norwood, New York St. Lawrence Valley Educational Television Council, Inc.
16.3 WPBS-TV Watertown, New York
14.11 WTNG-CD Lumberton, North Carolina DILICAST BROADCAST SERVICES LLC
35.2 KRSU-TV Claremore, Oklahoma Rogers State University
47.1 K47MU-D Concho, Oklahoma Cheyenne-Arapaho
9.3 KUEN Ogden, Utah Utah State Board of Regents
7.5 KSPS Spokane, Washington Spokane Public Schools
32.1 K32EL-D Shoshoni, Wyoming Utah State Board of Regents
60.5 KPJK San Mateo, California Northern California Public Media
4.11 KRDK-TV Fargo, North Dakota Major Market Broadcasting

(Parker Broadcasting of Dakota License, LLC)

22.4 WRJK-LP Arlington Heights, Illinois Major Market Broadcasting
28.3 KBTC-TV Tacoma, Washington Bates Technical College
15.3 KCKA Centralia, Washington
14.1 WNDT-CD New York, New York WNET
46.1 WMBQ-CD
45.1 WNEO Alliance, Ohio Western Reserve Public Media
49.3 WEAO Akron, Ohio
20.1 WYCC Chicago, Illinois Window to the World Communications, Inc.
51.2 WEIU-TV Charleston, Illinois Eastern Illinois University

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sefton, Dru (January 15, 2017). "Launch of PBS Kids streaming channel reshapes multicast lineups". Current. American University School of Communication. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "America's 1st Public TV Network Dedicated to Native American Content". pbs.org. October 30, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "125.0° West - AMC-21 channel list". satHint.com. February 18, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Hagen, Ryan (January 26, 2015). "FNX in San Bernardino Gets 6 Million to Expand". The SB Sun.
  5. ^ "Affiliate Stations for Network - First Nations Experience". Rabbit Ears.Info. Retrieved January 31, 2017.

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