Once Upon a Time...
In the fall of 2004, a group of concerned citizens came together to form the Fort Collins Public Access Network (FCPAN), now FC Public Media, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening public access television in Fort Collins, Colorado They had three specific goals in mind:
To establish a community presence and facilitate increased public access programming.
To expand and diversify public access programming.
To form collaborative partnerships with other public, educational, and government (PEG) entities for work projects that will benefit the entire community.
Why Public Access Television is important for the community.
Pubic access television and other media formats gives citizens an opportunity to actively voice their opinions. It promotes awareness of community issues and is a medium through which local information, events, and talent can be shared. It helps promote community diversity through its range of programming and it also serves as a balancing faction for corporate media. It puts the camera in the hands of the community and lets them tell their own story.
FC Public Media operates in the public interest by encouraging participation in civic life as well as fostering artistic and cultural expression. We also facilitate better communication between non-profit organizations and the community they serve. We energetically support all individuals as they explore their creativity through the media of public access television and website broadcasting. We also serve as a balancing faction for the corporate presence in the media.