First Nations Experience

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First Nations Experience
Country United States
Founded 25 January 2011 (2011-01-25)
Headquarters San Bernardino Valley College
Owner San Bernardino Community College District
Key people
Micah Wright
Launch date
25 September 2011 (2011-09-25)
Official website
fnx.org

First Nations Experience (FNX) is a non-profit television network that is owned by 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 PBS, community, tribal stations, religious broadcasters, and other non-profit public television service providers across the country.[1] In 2015, the San Manuel Band awarded FNX a second $6 million gift to help expand the station.[2] The network currently reaches 47 million viewers across the country.

Affiliates[edit]

Channel Station[3] location owner start
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-DT 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
60.4 KPJK San Mateo, California Northern California Public Media

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. ^ Hagen, Ryan (January 26, 2015). "FNX in San Bernardino Gets 6 Million to Expand". The SB Sun. 
  3. ^ "Affiliate Stations for Network - First Nations Experience". Rabbit Ears.Info. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 

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