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Arlington Independent Media (AIM), formerly Arlington Community Television, is a non-profit membership organization providing television production training workshops and professional production facilities, as well as the public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable tv channel on Comcast channel 69, and Verizon FIOS channel 38 in Arlington County, Virginia, United States.



The station was established by 1984 as Arlington Community Television, offering residents of the county the chance to train in producing material for broadcast and to produce shows.[1][2] In 2004, prompted by the approaching 2004 expiration of its contract with Comcast (formerly AT&T Broadband), the station began preparations to become a not for profit corporation, renaming itself Arlington Independent Media, and enabling a major expansion of its budget and offerings.[3]


The Arlington Independent Media production facility is equipped with a three-camera television studio, DV-Cam portable production equipment, the Final Cut Pro non-linear edit system, and a four-camera mobile production van. All equipment is available to members who have completed television production workshops and intend to create programming for the Public-access television channel, and is used in apprenticeship programs run by the station to train aspiring documentary filmmakers.[4][5]


In December 2015, Arlington Independent Media launched WERA-LP, a radio station.[6]


  1. ^ Aguilar, Luis (13 September 1984). "So You Want to Be a Big TV Star?: Arlingtonians Get Own Show on Cable Channel Arlington Residents Get Chance to Be on TV". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  2. ^ Lloyd, Nancy (20 May 1991). "You; On the Screen; Fun and Fame on Public-Access Television". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. ^ Desjardins, David (23 February 2003). "CABLE TV ACCESS UPGRADES PURSUED". Boston Globe. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ Bahrampour, Tara (10 August 2006). "For Teens, Lessons Behind the Lens; Conceiving, Editing and Shooting Documentaries in a Program". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  5. ^ Moreno, Sylvia (23 July 1998). "Students in the Studio; Access Channel Produces Shows, Experience". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 March 2018.(subscription required)
  6. ^ Pauly, Megan (24 November 2015). "A New Radio Station Gets Ready To Launch In Arlington". WAMU. Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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