First Nations Experience

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First Nations Experience
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

First Nations Experience (FNX) is a non-profit television network in San Bernardino, California, owned by the San Bernardino Community College District. The network, created by Executive Director Charles Fox, 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 American culture.


First Nation Experience was launched under the leadership of Executive Director Charles Fox 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.


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 Mercy's Bridge Media, 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 The WNET Group
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]


  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". October 30, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "125.0° West - AMC-21 channel list". 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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