First Nations Experience
|Founded||25 January 2011|
|Headquarters||San Bernardino Valley College|
|Owner||San Bernardino Community College District|
|25 September 2011|
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 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. On this date, FNX became available via satellite receiver set to 125° West from the PBS Satellite Service. In 2015, the San Manuel Band awarded FNX a second $6 million gift to help expand the station. The network currently reaches 47 million viewers across the country.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|4.11||KRDK-TV||Fargo, North Dakota||Major Market Broadcasting
(Parker Broadcasting of Dakota License, LLC)
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- "Affiliate Stations for Network - First Nations Experience". Rabbit Ears.Info. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
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