What is Access Tucson?
Access Tucson Community Media was established as an independent, non-profit, membership-based organization for the management of public access television in 1984. Access Tucson provides the training and resources for independent producers and community organizations to provide the ideas, information, and diversity that create the most visible part of our organization. Access Tucson is funded by fees for classes and membership, donations and fundraising efforts.
What is Public Access?
Public-access television is traditionally a form of non-commercial media where the general public can learn how to create content which is cablecast on cable television. Public-access television was created in the United States between 1969 and 1971 by the Federal Communications Commission. (FCC) Public access television provides the community an important venue for the First Amendment. It ensures the use of electronic media is possible for many groups that are under represented or not heard or seen at all in conventional broadcast television. The community of Tucson was served by Access Tucson for 31 years in this capacity. We are currently in development of a new media presentation dedicated to the ideals of community media.
Access Tucson Provides:
Production classes for youth and adults.
Current Board of Directors
Glenn Wolfgang – Chair
Michael Fenlason – Vice
Karla Ronquillo – Secretary/Treasurer