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First Nations Experience

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.

First Nations Experience
CountryUnited States
Founded25 January 2011 (2011-01-25)
HeadquartersSan Bernardino Valley College
OwnerSan Bernardino Community College District
Key people
Micah Wright
Launch date
25 September 2011 (2011-09-25)
Official website
fnx.org

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HistoryEdit

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 Stations (PBS), 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 across the country.

AffiliatesEdit

Channel Station[5] 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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